Four development scenarios on how youth culture could improve the dynamic in the central city of Rotterdam.
The Rotterdam Institute for Art and Culture, dKC, worked on advice for the strong cultural structure for central city. David Dooghe was asked to give input on how the central city can become more culturally attractive for the youth of Rotterdam.
Four development scenarios were made, each starting from a different group of young users of the central city: the youngsters growing up, the students, the starting creative class and the second/third generation allochthonous.
By creating cultural research and development facilities with spaces to interact with the public, by using the public space as podium and by connecting education and business, more possibilities are anticipated for the youngsters to develop and express their own youth culture in the central city, creating a breading ground for new art.
Culture is becoming more and more a part of identity of youngsters; it is a way to express and to identify themselves. Therefore they should always be seen as the ambassadors of their culture.
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