The Impact of Cultural Creative Industries and Tourism Development on the Authenticity of Historic District from the Perspective of Spatial Production: A Case Study of Tianzifang, Shanghai

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In the transition period of urban renewal in China, micro-renewal by means of function replacement has gradually become a popular mode of historic district renovation. However, the impact of industry injection and tourism development on the authenticity of district has become increasingly prominent. Based on the theory of spatial production, the (re-)production process mechanism of authenticity under the influence of creative industries and tourism activities in Tianzifang is analyzed. It shows that: Tianzifang has experienced the (re-)production process from the place of residence to the place of cultural creative industries, and then to the place of modern tourism consumption culture; The main body of Spatial Practice has gradually changed from original inhabitants to artists, businessmen and tourists, with its social network reshaped in varying degrees; For Representations Of Space, the physical transformation of buildings carriers is relatively light, but their functions have undergone a change from residential living space to cultural (re)production space and then to cultural consumption space; For the Spaces Of Representation, the cultural authenticity has gradually evolved into the staged authenticity, with the symbolization and commercialization. In addition, the effects of space production is summarized from the reconstruction of material space, spiritual space and social space.
Urban historic district, Authenticity, Creative Industry and Tourism Impact, Spatial Production