(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Consuming the city : public fashion festivals and the participatory economies of urban spaces in Melbourne, Australia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WELLER S. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Monash Univ., Clayton, AUSTRALIE


This paper examines how the conduct of a local festival of fashion retailing—the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival—reinvigorates the commodity fair format of older times. It highlights the contradictory nature of event processes, arguing that they reinforce dominant representations of the city and extend retailers’ reach into public space, but at the same time undermine spaces of business activity. It concludes that cultural mobilisation works to support the value-capturing strategies of local retailers and to reinscribe urban spaces as spaces of consumption


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no14 [pp. 2853-2862]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 ill.



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