CFP Culture, Sustainability & Place (Azores, Portugal)

Interdisciplinary Conference
Culture, Sustainability, and Place: Innovative Approaches for Tourism Development
11-13 October 2017
Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal

Deadline for proposals: 16 December 2016

The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In this context, this conference will explore the place and roles of culture within sustainable tourism and local sustainable development.

The conference follows from transdisciplinary work on investigating cultural sustainability across Europe and other international efforts to highlight and understand the roles of culture in sustainable development, and to develop and strengthen our cultural bridges to nature.

It aims to bring together artists working with ecological and sustainability issues, cultural heritage and cultural sustainability researchers, local development actors, and tourism practitioners. It will shine a spotlight on issues and approaches to operationalize the inclusion of culture in sustainable tourism for local and regional development, within a co-learning interdisciplinary context.

We invite proposals for a wide range of papers and workshops addressing the topic of innovative approaches to culture in sustainable tourism for local and regional development.

*Culture–nature connections
*Relationships between cultural sustainability and environmental sustainability
*Cultural trends in sustainable tourism
*Tourism as a vehicle to explore cultural landscapes and heritage
*Tourism experiences and the sustainable representation of authenticity
*Cultural mapping and deep mapping as tools for sustainable tourism development
*Artistic inquiry into issues of sustainable culture and tourism
*Understanding place through creative activities and expressions
*Representations of heritage through a cultural tourism lens
*The relationship between sustainable tourism and local development
*Cultural sustainability and tourism
*Relationships between artistic practice, audience development, and tourism
*Linking cultural/creative and environmental tourism initiatives
*Gastronomy, culture, and place

The event website, including an online form, is available for proposal submissions.

The primary language of the event will be English, but proposals for presentations in Portuguese are also welcome. We will try to arrange for ‘informal’ translation support for Portuguese-language sessions, as possible.

We are planning to publish an international book with selected papers from the conference.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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