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260.330 Event + City + Tourism
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VU, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

By identifying, analyzing and critically reflecting on the relationships between interests and impact of events we want to establish an understanding and a conscious attitude to event-led urban development.

Subject of course

In a city, there have always been events. They have also always been fundamental for certain building typologies and urban situations - in more general terms for construction activities and urban development.

However in the 19th century due to emerging Olympic Games, World Exhibitions and Garden Shows the aspect of urban development gained importance. Also city-tourism had its beginning in that period. In the 20th century, International Building Exhibitions and Cultural Capitals were added to this group of space-creating events. Meanwhile, events are almost an inseparable part of urban development processes.

In this course the context and relation of expectations and consequences in the fields of urban development and tourism will be investigated by analysing a variety of events. What general, social and spatial circumstances are motives for aligning events? What changes can they actually do? And for whom?

Our consumer- and fun-society gives us the impression that today everything has to be an event. This begins with neighborhood-events to strengthen its identity. Our inner cities are covered with sales booths and events all year long and construction sites of new neighborhoods are celebrated in no man's land.

Additional information

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  • Kaspar, Robert


Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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