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Our projects

In 2015, employees of the Laboratory started a new research project "Research on creative potential of cultural tourism development".

Currently, new trends and phenomena can be seen in the fields of culture and tourism. Distinctive features of the processes occurring in these fields are: intensification of new forms of cultural and tourism goods and services, emergence of new subjects of production and promotion. It is necessary to create new forms of interaction between traditional cultural institutions and organizations of the creative industries, in particular, innovative products of cultural tourism.

The goal of the research project is to develop new theoretical and practical conceptualization of creative potential of cultural tourism embodied in innovative methods of work of cultural organizations and creative industries.

The objects of the research are organizations and projects of cultural industries representing both cultural heritage and creative industries, which develop a platform for products of cultural tourism formation.

Data collection is carried out through interviews with organizers, partners and other actors of the field, expert interviews with executives in the field of tourism and culture, analysis and systematization of best practices in innovative product development in cultural tourism, semi-structured interviews with visitors of cultural heritage, and mapping consumer behavior of visitors of cultural institution.

PROJECT 'DIGITAL GASTRONOMY'

Today a lot of business spheres are actively developing in internet-space. This tendency has touched a lot of areas, including gastronomy. However, which models of digital gastronomy are exactly viable and effective still stays as an ‘open question’. This project is mainly aimed at searching a solution of this problem.

Within the project participants are faced by a number of tasks: definition of regularities and tendencies, which are mostly typical for digital gastronomy sphere in Russia and in the whole world in general; the mark of potential of digital gastronomy resource for forming digital gastronomic tourism ecosystem; analysis of best and worst practice in the sphere of digital gastronomy, development of cases, which are based on the founded materials; analysis and typologization of digital gastronomy forms; researching digital gastronomy consumer’s opinions; carrying out researches of digital gastronomy sphere expert’s opinions; identification of the perspective models of digital gastronomy; developing economical justification of effectiveness of their functioning.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

In 2013-2014 projects devoted to studying of impacts of event activity on social and economic development of territories such as “Cultural events as a driver of a development of small cities” (2014) and “Research of event activity as a tool for the experience industry development"(2013) were being developed within the Lab.

 


 

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