Characteristics of Pop-up

  • Gary Warnaby
  • Charlotte Shi
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Existing definitions of pop-up given in Chap.  1 highlight its multi-faceted nature. In this chapter, some of these different facets are explored in more detail as a means of further explicating the pop-up concept, focusing on three key characteristics; namely the fact that pop-up activities are ephemeral, experiential and flexible. Each of these characteristics is considered in turn, and the chapter concludes with a discussion of an additional characteristic, which arguably underpins those mentioned above, and provides pop-up with significant part of its particular attraction to businesses and consumers alike, namely novelty.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary Warnaby
    • 1
  • Charlotte Shi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Place ManagementManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK
  2. 2.School of Art and DesignNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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