Robin completed his MA studies in Applied Cultural Science in early 2009 by finishing his thesis about Popular Music and Globalization. Robin holds a phd from Leuphana University Lüneburg. His phd research was about the development and transformation of DIY based music venues. Carrying out three case studies of DIY based music clubs in Hamburg-St. Pauli, the analysis focuses changing spatial strategies, identities and self-conceptions of the clubs within the spheres of local scenes, the city and the Music Industries. The related book 'Musikclubs zwischen Szene Stadt und Music Industries. Autonomie, Vereinnahmung, Abhängigkeit' was published in 2020. Currently, Robin works as Post-Doc Researcher and Lecturer at Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization. His main research interests are Culture and the City, DIY & Underground Scenes, Production of Culture, Music Industries, Livemusic & Music Venues and Cultural Participation. He is co-series editor of 'Urban Music Studies', member of IASPM, KISMIF and co-initiator of the Urban Music Studies Scholars Network (www.urbanmusicstudies.org). Apart from Academia, Robin worked as project manager for the ‚Hamburg Day of Music 2012‘ (NGO) and for the mission orientated research project ‘Who is Musicking in Hamburg?’ (2009), initiated by the municipality of Hamburg. For years, he was/ is organizing concerts, running a DIY Music Label and doing live-sound engineering.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Robin Kuchar

Nomes de citação

  • Kuchar, Robin

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID


  • Universitätsallee 1, 21335, Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Alemanha (Profissional)


Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Sociais - Geografia Económica e Social - Estudos Urbanos
  • Humanidades - Artes


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Alemão (Idioma materno)
Francês Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B1)
Português Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A1)
Grau Classificação
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Doktori fokozat (PhD))
Especialização em Urban Studies, Popular Music Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology of Culture
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Alemanha
"Music Venues Between Scene, City and Music Industries - Autonomy. Assimilation. Dependence. published in German: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-29243-0" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Applied Cultural Sciences (Magister)
Especialização em Musicology, Business Administration and Sociology of the Arts
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Alemanha
"Popular Music and Globalization. Between local production and global circulation" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)


Artigo em revista
  1. Robin Kuchar. "Vom stadträumlichen Pionier zur Kulturstätte inmitten der Pandemie. Musikclubs als (sozial-)räumliche Akteure urbaner Musikökosysteme". Standort (2023): https://doi.org/10.1007/s00548-023-00847-0.
  2. Alenka Barber-Kersovan; Robin Kuchar. "Populäre Musik und Kulturmanagement: Komplexität des Punktuellen - oder schlicht Nadeln im Heuhaufen?". Journal of Cultural Management and Cultural Policy / Zeitschrift für Kulturmanagement und Kulturpolitik (2019): https://doi.org/10.14361/zkmm-2018-0210.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Robin Kuchar. "Musikclubs in der Livemusikökologie - Situation und kulturpolitische Implikationen in Zeiten der Pandemie". 2023.
Edição de livro
  1. Music City - musical approaches to the Creative City. Alemanha. 2014.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. "Musikclubs zwischen Szene, Stadt und Music Industries". 2020.

Organização de evento

Nome do evento
Tipo de evento (Tipo de participação)
Instituição / Organização
2018 - Atual Groove the City Conference (2018)
Conferência (Coorganizador)

Arbitragem científica em conferência

Nome da conferência Local da conferência
2018 - Atual KISMIF Conference - keep it simple make it fast Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto, Prof. Paula Guerra & Prof. Andy Bennett

Membro de associação

Nome da associação Tipo de participação
2022 - Atual KISMIF Association
2020 - Atual IASPM D-A-CH