Cities are more than their streets and squares, their commerce and inhabitants: they are part and parcel of a whole economy which brands and markets "the urban experience" to us as a commodity. Tourism is of course the latter's most logical instrument: more often than not we are sold a sugar-coated product, which discards the dynamics, frictions and population groups, which make up the city proper. Marked Up City dips into the belly of city branding and urban tourism... with a twist.
Hosted and introduced by Nat Muller (NL)
You Are Not Here.org (YANH), urban tourism mash-up project by artist
Thomas Duc (US), media activist Mushon Zer-Aviv (IL/US), interaction
designer Kati London (US) and new media hacker Dan Phiffer (US)
Laila El-Haddad (PS/US), journalist and writer
Merijn Oudenampsen (NL), specialises in issues concerning flexibility of labour, precarity, gentrification, and city branding