Robin Kuchar graduated in cultural sciences and holds a PhD from Leuphana University Lüneburg. Currently, he works at Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization at Leuphana, his main fields of interest are (alternative) cultural production, music scenes, and the relationship of culture and urban space. He is co-editor of ‘Music City – Musical Approaches to the Creative City’ (2014) and co-initiator of the ‘Urban Music Studies Scholars´ Network’ (www.urbanmusicstudies.org). In his PhD he analyzed trajectories of original DIY and underground music venues within their changing environments of scene, city and the music industries. The related book ‘Music Venues between Scene, the City and the Music Industries – Autonomy, Appropriation, Dependence’ was published (in German) in 2020.