Measuring the value of live music space in the cities

Small and medium-sized live music venues trigger innovation, provide a platform that allows emergent artists to develop their career and enable the formation of different communities that potentiate creativity. The value of this space in the cities is not only cultural but also economic. Putting this into numbers is crucial to fight the closing of so many cultural spaces.

In this masterclass, Lutz Leichensring focuses on the measurement and indexing of the live music space in the cities, giving the participants a context of his work as co-founder of Creative Footprint and VibeLab. Simultaneously, and considering Creative Footprint’s research developed in cities such as Berlin or New York, the masterclass will provide the methodologies, approaches, and tools used, present its results and impact in the cities, and discuss ways of adapting it to different urban environments.