Evinc Dogan, PhD from the Department of Tourism Administration, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey and Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, PhD,  Senior Research Adviser from the IRMO Department for Culture and Communication published the article ‘Changing patterns of mobility and accessibility to culture and leisure: Paradox of inequalities’ in the Elsevier journal Cities. The journal is indexed in the Current Contents and Scopus with Q1 CiteScore.


The aim of the paper is to present an overarching theoretical perspective on the paradox of inequalities and the paradigm shift in mobilities by reflecting on the challenges and opportunities in urban areas faced by the COVID-19 measures. The question of blurring boundaries between the human and the technological aspects and the ways in which they alter the form of communication and action is tackled reflecting on the digital divide and socio-spatial inequalities. In order to connect theory and practice, implications from different cases are provided for shedding light on the expected impacts and scenarios for the changing patterns of mobility and accessibility. The results indicate hybridization of the on-site and online forms of mobilities, as well as new approaches to make culture and leisure more inclusive and accessible. Promoting local integration, emerging forms of local tourism such as staycations, using digital tools to foster co-creation, co-curation, and audience engagement, developing new models of business and consumption reflect the changing patterns of mobility and accessibility. There are avenues for further research that revolve around the questions of inequalities, over-consumption, sociality and sustainability.

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