Will tourism turn the cultural sector into an events and marketing department?
The loss of cultural spaces is mainly due to the rapid transformation of cities into tourist attractions. To what extent does urban touristification reduce culture to its eventification? How can the night-time economy coexist with urban touristification while upholding the value of community in neighbourhoods as cultural production and social reproduction spaces? The purpose of this roundtable is to assess the impact of touristification on cultural policies and propose ways to resist the commodification of culture.