Entries by Alana Osbourne

Attend Eveline Dürr’s presentations!

Come and listen to Professor Eveline Dürr talk about Inequality Tourism in Bonn and Göttingen.   Slums als kulturelle Begegnungsräume in Lateinamerika Universität Bonn und Volkshochschule Bonn, 14.05.2018   Städtische Armut als touristische Attraktion in Lateinamerika Institut für Ethnologie, Universität Göttingen, 19.04.2018

Cordula de Bloeme’s photography exhibition

The commercialization of Tepito as a tourism product is strongly associated with the neighbourhood’s negative reputation and its visual representation and the way they influence each other. Still there is pride among Tepiteños, the residents of Tepito, or even a collective identity, that seems to defy poverty and stereotypes. Cordula de Bloeme captured this in […]

An Interview with Eveline Dürr

Read an interview of Professor Eveline Dürr in the context of the conference on inequality tourism “From Stigma to Brand: Commodifying and Aestheticizing Urban Poverty and Violence,” which took place on 16-18 February 2017 at the LMU! Reag the interview in English or in German


Join us in Munich, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, from the 16th to the 18th of February 2017 for an International Conference entitled From Stigma to Brand: Commodifying and Aestheticizing Urban Poverty and Violence This conference investigates the motives, processes and effects of the commodification and global representation of urban poverty and violence. We welcome papers from a range of […]

NALACS Conference

On the 16th and 17th of June our ‘Inequality Tourism’ research group will meet in Delft to attend the The Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) 2016 Conference. We will be presenting a panel entitled “Selling Poverty and Violence: Inequality Tourism in Urban Latin America and the Caribbean” on the 16th at […]

Eveline Dürr on the radio

Click on the links below to listen to Professor Eveline Dürr give two radio interviews in German on Slum Tourism: “Faszination Slumtourismus” “Was Restmüllanalysen über den Menschen verraten”

Kingston Workshop

From September 23th to September 28th 2015 our Research Team met in Kingston, Jamaica, for the third site-specific workshop. The guests who joined us from Mexico were Luis Arevalo Venegas and Jacobo Noe Loeza Amaro, who had taken us around Tepito the previous week. From Brazil we were joined by Barbara Nascimento and William De Paula, with […]

Mexico City workshop

From September 15th to September 21th 2015 our Research Team met for the second of three site-specific workshops. This time, we all gathered in Mexico City, for an intense week, visiting both the City at large and the extraordinary Tepito neighbourhood. The three principal investigators and three researchers from the London School of Economics, The University of […]

FAVELissues writes about ‘Slum Tourism in the Americas’

Tucker Landesman, a researcher in Human Geography and writer for ‘FAVELissues’, interviewed Alessandro Angelini and posted an article about our ‘Slum Tourism in the Americas’ research project. FAVELissues is a collaborative blog, created by an interdisciplinary team of researchers and writers, analyzing urban informality on a global scale. Click here to read the article and have fun […]

Presenting at the LASA 2015 Conference San Juan, Puerto Rico

On Thursday the 28th of May, our research team organized and presented a panel at the 2015 LASA conference. The panel, entitled ‘Slums on Show: Poverty and Violence as Spectacular Commodity’,  explored the commodification and aestheticization of poverty and violence in Latin American and Caribbean cities, focusing on ‘slum tourism’. Barbara Vodopivec (Ludwig-Maximilians University), Alessandro […]