This research project will examine the relationship between cultural festivals and the territories on which they insist, with a particular attention to marginal and deprived areas, in order to analyze the effects of this relationship. As a preliminary step, we need to examine the state of the art, circumscribing the festivals’ action field and defining the territories that this research wants to analyze. Festivals, through the creation of a ritual dimension, can play a relevant role in the creation of a collective identity Festivals are a moment of social aggregation, bringing common needs back into shared spaces. Therefore we see more and more events that explore different and alternative formats, widening the usual dynamics of established festivals. In doing so, they try to attract new audiences and widen their usual target, in an innovative audience engagement process. A particularly interesting trend is the development of the micro-festival format, a small event, with a short duration. Thanks to their informal structure and their ability to interact with the local population, micro-festivals can attract new audiences and start a social innovation process, in order to produce desirable outcomes in terms of improving economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability and social solidarity. The starting point to identify the case studies will be Trovafestival, an online portal active since 2017. The identification of Good Practices in the context of micro-festivals will be the last step of the research, which has the broadest objective of monitoring and analyzing the liveliness of the territories hosting cultural events.

Alonzo, G., Micro-Festival: An Informal Structure Can Create a Social Innovation Process. Towards a Preliminary Investigation, in New Metropolitan Perspectives. NMP 2020. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, (online, 26-28 May 2020), Springer, Cham 2021: 975-982 [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/262004]

Micro-Festival: An Informal Structure Can Create a Social Innovation Process. Towards a Preliminary Investigation

Alonzo, Giulia
2021

Abstract

This research project will examine the relationship between cultural festivals and the territories on which they insist, with a particular attention to marginal and deprived areas, in order to analyze the effects of this relationship. As a preliminary step, we need to examine the state of the art, circumscribing the festivals’ action field and defining the territories that this research wants to analyze. Festivals, through the creation of a ritual dimension, can play a relevant role in the creation of a collective identity Festivals are a moment of social aggregation, bringing common needs back into shared spaces. Therefore we see more and more events that explore different and alternative formats, widening the usual dynamics of established festivals. In doing so, they try to attract new audiences and widen their usual target, in an innovative audience engagement process. A particularly interesting trend is the development of the micro-festival format, a small event, with a short duration. Thanks to their informal structure and their ability to interact with the local population, micro-festivals can attract new audiences and start a social innovation process, in order to produce desirable outcomes in terms of improving economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability and social solidarity. The starting point to identify the case studies will be Trovafestival, an online portal active since 2017. The identification of Good Practices in the context of micro-festivals will be the last step of the research, which has the broadest objective of monitoring and analyzing the liveliness of the territories hosting cultural events.
2021
Inglese
New Metropolitan Perspectives. NMP 2020. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
New Metropolitan Perspectives. NMP 2020. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
online
26-mag-2020
28-mag-2020
978-3-030-48278-7
Springer
Alonzo, G., Micro-Festival: An Informal Structure Can Create a Social Innovation Process. Towards a Preliminary Investigation, in New Metropolitan Perspectives. NMP 2020. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, (online, 26-28 May 2020), Springer, Cham 2021: 975-982 [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/262004]
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