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Robert Hollands, Marie-Avril Berthet, Eva Nada & Virginia Bjertnes

In: The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

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

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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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