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Performing Tourism in Edinburgh, Chroma13a Visual Art Exhibition, Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh

Exhibition / Performance
Todd, L. Performing Tourism in Edinburgh, Chroma13a Visual Art Exhibition, Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh. [Painting]. 4 July 2020. (Unpublished)

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Todd, L. Performing Tourism in Edinburgh, Chroma13a Visual Art Exhibition, Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh. [Painting]. 4 July 2020. (Unpublished
My visual artwork will be exhibited in this group exhibition. This work has been developed around the theme of my research: performing tourism in Edinburgh as the festival cit...

The transgressive festival imagination and the idealisation of reversal

Journal Article
Jamieson, K., & Todd, L. (in press)
The transgressive festival imagination and the idealisation of reversal. Leisure Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2019.1693090
To consider the festival's potential as an activist tactic may seem naïve and disconnected from the colonising practices of event tourism. However, today's immersive and curat...

Iconicity and Myth-Making: Exploring visual representations of Edinburgh as the original ‘festival city’

Presentation / Conference
Todd, L., & Logan-McFarlane, A. (2019, September)
Iconicity and Myth-Making: Exploring visual representations of Edinburgh as the original ‘festival city’. Paper presented at Academy of Marketing, 18th annual colloquium on Arts, Heritage, Nonprofit & Social Marketing, University of Stirling

City sites and sights: using artists’ approaches in subverting the tourist gaze

Presentation / Conference
Todd, L. (2019, April)
City sites and sights: using artists’ approaches in subverting the tourist gaze. Paper presented at Visual Methods & Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series, Edinburgh Napier University
Increasingly, travel and tourism practices have become a strategy for taking and sharing photographs. This is particularly apparent through the exponential growth of digital s...

'Edinburgh the ‘festival city’ and hallmark event tourism': invited research lecture and seminar presented at 'Leisure Talks' series, School of Environment, Education and Development , Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester

Presentation / Conference
Todd, L. (2018, October)
'Edinburgh the ‘festival city’ and hallmark event tourism': invited research lecture and seminar presented at 'Leisure Talks' series, School of Environment, Education and Development , Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester. Presented at Leisure Talks' series
The ‘festival city’ has become a topic of theoretical debate within tourism and events research. In strategic destination management practice a festival city presents a signif...

Visualising the ‘festival city’: towards a stakeholder semiotic framework

Presentation / Conference
Todd, L. (2018, August)
Visualising the ‘festival city’: towards a stakeholder semiotic framework. Paper presented at Inclusive Innovation for Enhanced Local Experience, British Council and Newton Fund ‘Researcher Links’, Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand
No abstract available.

The role of iconic-historic commemorative events in event tourism: Insights from the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Journal Article
Viol, M., Todd, L., Theodoraki, E., & Anastasiadou, C. (2018)
The role of iconic-historic commemorative events in event tourism: Insights from the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tourism Management, 69, 246-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2018.06.018
The role of commemorative events for event tourism has received marginal attention. Existing research primarily considers commemorative events for their social and political s...

Meanings and myths: Semiotics of Edinburgh Castle

Presentation / Conference
Todd, L., & Furger, T. (2018, May)
Meanings and myths: Semiotics of Edinburgh Castle. Paper presented at Royal Anthropological Institute’s (RAI) Annual Conference: Art, Materiality and Representation, the Royal Anthropological Institute, The Department Of Africa, Oceania And The Americas Of The British Museum And The Department Of Anthropology At SOAS, London
Short abstract We will present initial themes from my study into the semiotics of Edinburgh Castle through analysing shared online images. As a semiotic sign, Edinburgh Castle...

Tourist Art and Commodification

Conference Proceeding
Todd, L. (in press)
Tourist Art and Commodification. In Proceedings of Art, Materiality and Representation
Panel 106: Tourist Art and Commodification Short abstract The visual consumption and depiction of material and experiential phenomena have become increasingly pertinent in con...

10 Qs on the Fringe: Dr Louise Todd. This Media Podcast was recorded alongside public engagement event: Dr Louise Todd, The Fringe: My BFF', 'Skeptics on the Fringe 2017

Digital Artefact
Todd, L. (2018)
10 Qs on the Fringe: Dr Louise Todd. This Media Podcast was recorded alongside public engagement event: Dr Louise Todd, The Fringe: My BFF', 'Skeptics on the Fringe 2017
Before her talk for us on the relationships that people have with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Dr Louise Todd sat down with Heather Pentler to talk more about her research an...

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An Edinburgh Festival City Map for Wester Hailes. This public engagement with research initiative was delivered as part of Explorathon 2019: European Researchers' Night. It involved a participative drawing and collage activity where members of the local community were asked to contribute to an Edinburgh Festival City Map for Wester Hailes

Whale Arts, Wester Hailes
27 September 2019

Dinner Party Debates: The Case for a Deaf Festival in the Festival City. Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. The BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 and subsequent National Plan (2017-2023) lays the foundation to improve the lives of BSL users in Scotland. Culture, public life and festivals figure within this mandate. This roundtable discussion takes the format of a lively dinner party and deliberates why Edinburgh should host Scotland's first Deaf festival.

Appleton Tower, Informatics Centre, Fringe Central, Edinburgh
10 August 2019

Festival Frontiers: The Festival City. What is a festival city? Edinburgh is known as 'the world's leading festival city' and many cities around the globe are designated or branded as festival cities through their significant provision of festivals and events. This panel discussion unpacked the meaning of the festival city, beyond the brand; and in doing so it asked what are the physical and symbolic frontiers of a festival city in the 21st century? The panel discussion was attended by more than 30 members of the public, Science festival professional delegates and representatives from Edinburgh's Festivals and strategic destination management stakeholders. Hosted by: Dr Louise Todd, Tourism and Languages, The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University With panellists: Dr Gary Kerr, Tourism and Languages, The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University, Kenneth Wardrop, Managing Director, Wardrop Consulting, Dr Kirstie Jamieson, Urbanism, Exhibition and Heritage Design, School of Arts and Creative Industries Edinburgh Napier University, James McVeigh, Head of Marketing and Innovation, Festivals Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Science Festival, Lomond Room, Pleasance, Edinburgh
8 April 2019

Visual Methods and Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research

The Business School
6 March 2019 - 4 June 2019

The Fringe - my BFF. Everyday branded products, from instant coffee to cars, have long been imbued by marketers with human traits as a means of appealing to consumers’ self-image. Indeed an interpersonal relationships metaphor is applied to some products, with them viewed as people – such as friends, partners, family members and even enemies. Since its origination in 1947, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has grown in a relatively organic way to become the largest and most renowned festival in the world. My talk will consider if a phenomenon like the Fringe is considered in similar interpersonal terms by its consumers as they organise, attend, support, and participate in their various stakeholder roles, from audience members to performers, and beyond. I will discuss my research where I interviewed consumers about their relationships with the Fringe. I discovered that the Fringe is viewed in numerous interpersonal terms, from casual, childhood and best friendships; to marriages and flings; and even in darker obsessive terms. My research also uncovered that many relationships with the Fringe are life-long, change over time, and can impact upon important life decisions. What does this tell us about ourselves and how we relate to something which is neither another human being nor a valued product, but an experience?

Skeptics on The Fringe 2017, Edinburgh Skeptics Society, Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
14 August 2017

Universities of Scotland Events Conference, 2017 (USEC2017)

The Business School Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart Campus Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1DJ
24 March 2017

Visual Methods and Ethnography Research Seminar and Workshop

The Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus
11 May 2015