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The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS ...

Chapter 19: Urban Cultural Movements and the Night: Struggling for the ‘Right to the Creative (Party) City’ in Geneva

Urban Cultural Movements and the Night: Struggling for the ‘Right to the Creative (Party) City’ in Geneva
Urban Cultural Movements and the Night: Struggling for the Right to the Creative (Party) City in Geneva
Robert HollandsMarie-Avril BerthetEva NadaVirginia Bjertnes
INTRODUCTION

Following the closure of two nightclubs in September 2010 due to supposed safety issues, l'Usine, one of the most longstanding and important alternative venues in the center of Geneva, took the bold decision to close its doors in protest against overcrowding at its premises. Over the course of two weekends, ‘night strikes’ involving around 5,000 young people, took the form of carnivalesque late night street parties, complete with sound systems, dancing and banners, with the aim of demanding more varied and affordable nightlife venues (Berthet and Bjertnes, ...

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