WORLDS OF IMAGINATION ONLINE CONFERENCE:
MEDIA, PLACE AND TOURISM IN TODAY’S GLOBAL WORLD
Worlds of Imagination: Media, Place and Tourism in Today’s Global World is a 3-day online international conference that highlights the interconnections between media, tourism and place. The conference aims to bring together the diverse perspectives, approaches and actors involved in this process while focusing on critical issues accompanying this multifaceted phenomenon. We venture off the beaten track by adopting a decidedly global perspective and putting emphasis on the exploration, analysis and comparison of cases from around the world. This conference aims to broaden the horizons by including and comparing research into, for example, Bollywood films, Brazilian telenovelas and South Korean K-drama.
WORLDS OF IMAGINATION RESEARCH PROJECT
This ERC-funded research project focuses on film tourism: the phenomenon of people visiting locations from popular films or TV series. Recent years have seen explosive growth in this type of tourism, with far-reaching implications for the experience and organization of landscapes. The aim of this project is to discover why and under what circumstances films or TV series give rise to new tourism flows, and which variations can be found based on the specific characteristics of the media productions, local communities and tourists involved.