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The Role of Fairs in the Development and Division of Fields - CPH Kids and Danish Children’s Fashion

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Fremlagt på Creativity from a Global Perspective. An International Conference on the Creative Industries, 18-20 October 2010, Nordic Center, Fudan University ; During the Copenhagen Fashion Week A/W 2010, CPH Kids opened as the first independent tradefair for children’s clothing. Despite considerable resistance, the fair managed to establish itself andchallenge the established order by providing a venue devoted fully to children’s clothing and luringaway exhibitors and visitors looking for change. In this paper, we analyze the dynamicdevelopment and distinctive traits of the children’s clothing sector symbolized at the new fair.Our study contributes to inquiry into the role of fairs and festivals in the creative industries byexamining the special case of coinciding, competing trade fairs. We introduce and build on threeclosely related, but in our view complementary, concepts applied and developed in analyses offestivals, trade shows and other kinds of temporary, usually competitive events, namelytournament rituals, field configuring events and tournaments of value. We establish the commonground of the three approaches, particular their assertion of the rich research potential and vitalsignificance of festivals, fairs and similar events for many fields, whether deemed creative or not.We also single out particular strengths of each approach, which inform our inquiry....

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Fabian Faurholt Csaba, Frederik Larsen

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8238

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