increase in/rise of

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Which one collocates better? Do both of them sound odd here? This is the text I received form our teacher to correct and to show off how good we are at it.

Border as a non-place – an issue of great anthropological significance (title)

Over the past century, there has been a dramatic increase in the rise of curiosity (increase in curiosity as well as rise of curiosity don’t collocate well; would you agree?) about places and non-places
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