Creative Networks and the Making of Africa’s First UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

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Creative cities and their networks are topics of growing scholarship. The objective is to examine the emergence of an African creative city and of its membership of a creative network, one of the seven subnetworks of the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities which focuses on gastronomy. The paper represents a contribution to scholarship on gastronomic tourism in the global South and is one of the few studies to address this theme in Africa. Attention is upon Overstrand which is situated in South Africa’s Western Cape province. A discussion is presented of the theoretical concept of creative networks, the development of the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities, debates specifically concerning UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy, and of the evolution of gastronomy as one of the tourism products of the Overstrand, Africa’s first UNESCO creative city of gastronomy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoJournal Library
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameGeoJournal Library
ISSN (Print)0924-5499
ISSN (Electronic)2215-0072


  • Creative cities
  • Creative city of gastronomy
  • Gastronomic tourism
  • Overstrand
  • South Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies


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