Making and Re-Making Public Spaces: The Co(Vid)-Creation of Music Festivals

Ian Woodward and Signe Banke

Signe Banke

Ian Woodward

Published in The European Sociologist, 45(1), May 2020

We are researchers from an interdisciplinary team funded to study music festivals as spaces of social mixing, exchange, and encounter in multiple European settings. We prepared to collect field data in early summer 2020. Because our project was designed to address questions of sociality in (physical) public spaces, the spread of Covid-19 calls into question not only our methods and approach, it challenges us to reflect upon the project we promised to complete. Although this contribution comes from the Danish research team, the issues faced are very similar across partners in the European project.

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