TIVOLI I DEN NYA STADEN - Folkliga kulturvärden i en förändrad stadsbild
This essay examines how ideas that guide current city planning affects traveling fairs and the so called tivoli tradition and its representatives in Sweden. The analysed material includes qualitative interviews with tivoli representatives and one person working with city planning. But also live digital events and a central dokument in city planning in Gothenburg called ”Vision Älvstaden”. Using the logical perspektive, a subtheory to political discourse theory, in combination with other relevant concepts related to space and tradition, we shed light on how current processes related to city planning often come in conflict with the tivoli and traveling fair line of business. By examining articulations we also show how the two parties construct different meanings in relation to the use of space in the Swedish cities. Although this is the case we also show how their goals and wills sometimes align with each other and that a large part of the issue actually lies in the city planners having to take into account a lot of other perspectives. Perspectives such as environmental factors, the will of different actors, and the question of how to make room for all types of cultural expressions and traditions at the same time. This makes it hard for the tradition to make itself visible and to be included in the planning processes.