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The role of youth culture in shaping spatiotemporal dimensions of place: A study on the rhythmicity, performativity and identity of Berlin Kidz.
Based on netnographic fieldwork with a virtual mixed-methods approach, this dissertation investigates the spatiotemporal dimensions of youth place-making. The aim is to illustrate how young people make meaningful connections with place through performative and rhythmic processes, and to learn about what young people search for. This study develops a framework in which young people are considered as active producers of culture, and as a vital part of cultural phenomenology. In unearthing how youth have been deprived of places to call their own that represent their own identity since the decline of urban public space, this study uses a single case-study, Berlin Kidz. This youth collective are notorious for their recognisable graffiti, train surfing, free-riding and other spontaneous activities across Berlin. I employ Lefebvre’s rhythm analysis and reinterpret this discourse through the postulation of performative urbanism in the hopes of contributing toward notions of urban planning and design. This phenomenological understanding of place unearths the spatiotemporal practises that young people exercise. It emerges that a central aspect of youth place-making is being able to create alternative dimensions through their role as performative place-makers, orchestrators of rhythms, and soldiers for youth. I illustrate how youth fabricate spatial and temporal disruptions in order to maintain a practice of improvising and organising, which to Berlin Kidz is a way of constructing meaning in everyday life.

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