Marketing of Coastal Barrier Spits as Liminal Spaces of Creativity

Ramūnas Povilanskas, Aušrinė Armaitienė
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Nowadays tourism draws on many aspects of post-structuralist philosophy, which helps to understand the contemporary fluidity of the social construction. Mass tourist flows are gradually being fragmented into the "tribes" of dedicated individuals pursuing their particular vocations. Barrier spits as art(ist) colonies and tourist destinations are transforming from mono (mass) to multiple tourist destinations. Nida, Lithuania, Ahrenshoop (Fischland-Darß-Zingst), Germany, Hiddensee, Germany, Skagen
more » ... ee, Germany, Skagen (the Skaw Spit), Denmark, Provincetown (Cape Cod), the USA are interpreted as artist-tourist landscapes. Liminality is used as the keyword for their critical interpretation. Two key targets for the critical discourse of the Curonian Spit as a tourism destination have been taken: The Grand Story of the Curonian Spit and Nida Art Colony as an artist-tourist bubble. The discourse of its transformation to a more fluid creative liminal space where art and wellness interact is given.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.07.058 fatcat:w6p2dslzzzckjpioyiteqbyxje