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Tourist Place Design:

How tourist places are experienced?

How tourist places are designed?

How tourism can develop peripheries?

Tourism in the Circular Economy (proposed)


Geography of Societies:

Economic Geography

Political Geography

Social Geography

Regional and Local Geography


Cultural Studies


Tourism, Tourists and Tourist Places

Cultural Heritage

Designs and Design Processes

Entrepreneurship and Creativity

Education/Academic qualification

Social Science, Dr. Scient. Soc., Roskilde University

External positions

Professor of Planning, Universitetet i Tromsø

1 Feb 200631 Jul 2006


  • Geography, Geology, Topography
  • Community studies
  • The North Atlantic region
  • Regional development
  • Local development
  • Place Enactment
  • Spatial Change
  • Denmark
  • Europe
  • globalization
  • Geography of colonization and nationalism
  • material culture
  • mobilities
  • networks
  • Regionalization
  • Regional policy
  • Travel studies
  • place, space, power, and cultural experience
  • placemaking and identity
  • History, Society
  • Spatial organisation of society
  • Nordic Atlantic Societies
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Cultural Millieu
  • Nationalism
  • Regionalism
  • Colonialism
  • Memory
  • Management, Organization, Business economy and administration, Management and organization of industry, trade, and communication
  • Staff Performance
  • Innovation
  • Experience Production
  • Working Life
  • Physical planning, Urban studies
  • Regional development
  • Planning
  • citizen participation
  • Coping strategies
  • Coping
  • Networking
  • Innovation
  • Formation of Identity
  • Place consumption
  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • anthropology and ethnography
  • hybridity
  • Cultural analysis
  • Cultural history and cultural economy
  • Museum communication
  • Post-colonial Denmark
  • Religion and society
  • Event, Tourism, Performance
  • Cultural industries
  • Tourism
  • Interactive museum communication
  • Body
  • Experience management
  • Experience economy
  • Theory of experience
  • Process management in a performative space
  • Travel studies
  • Organisation

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1986 2019

Citizen-driven mobilisation for ‘small tourism’ in a marginal place: a case of resilience practices

Bærenholdt, J. O., Fuglsang, L. & Sundbo, J., 2019, (In preparation).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review


Going places

Bærenholdt, J. O., 2019, Mobilities and Complexities. Jensen, O. B., Kesselring, S. & Sheller, M. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 89-95

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Mobilising for the Diffuse Market Town Hotel: A touristic place management project to reuse empty shops

Bærenholdt, J. O. & Grindsted, T. S., 2019, (Submitted) Mobilities and Place Management. Lassen, C., Louise Holst Laursen, L. & Riber Larsen, G. (eds.). Routledge, 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Nielsen, Sigurd Solhaug 2018. Developing global awareness among young students: A study of students' experiences with the museum exhibition A World at Stake

Rye, S. A., Kallio, K. P. & Bærenholdt, J. O., 10 Apr 2019, In : Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. 73, 2, p. 137-138

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearch

Open Access

Running together: social capital at a running event

Larsen, J. & Bærenholdt, J. O., 2019, In : Annals of Tourism Research. 47

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Projects 1999 2020

Activities 1995 2019


Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt (Speaker)
3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


Design Thinking

Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt (Participant)
9 May 201910 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Afsluttende Udviklingsværksted Lildstrand

Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt (Participant), Lars Fuglsang (Organizer), Jon Sundbo (Organizer)
23 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference


Nye Veje i Naturpark Åmosen (Event)

Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt (Member)
14 Aug 20191 Oct 2021

Activity: MembershipMembership in committee, council, board

Nordic Geographers Meeting

Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt (Participant)
16 Jun 201919 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Badedyr og giraffodring: Naboattraktioner hitter med fælles markedsføring

Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Samarbejde mellem attraktioner om markedsføring

Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Den Offentlige Transport i samarbejde med turistattraktioner

Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Sådan får museerne fat i folk der ikke går på museum

Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media