The growing influx of authenticity-seeking and experience-hungry tourists raises certain fundamental issues, which challenge established planning models on several levels and shift architecture’s socio-cultural foundation. What happens to the social dimension of the city and the built environments when urban life and architecture increasingly become an object of portrayed value? Who has the most legitimate rights: Those who live in the city or those who use the city? These issues and others are addressed in this article.
Download a pdf (in Danish) of Boris Brorman Jensen’s article ‘Tourism, architecture and the spectacular society’ in the magazine Arkitekten.