Luis-Manuel Garcia

“Consuming Atmospheres and Social Worlds: ‘Techno-Tourismus’ and Post-Tourist Tourism in Berlin’s Electronic Dance Music Scenes”

Ever since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Berlin has been an increasingly popular destination for tourists. The city’s historical significance has attracted all kinds of tourists,  but its reputation for “alternative” and “underground” nightlife has drawn a particular  kind of… Read more

Luis-Manuel Garcia is an ethnomusicologist and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. His current research project focuses on nightlife tourism in Berlin, particularly within the city’s electronic dance music scenes. His recent publications include a chapter in the collected volume Musical Performance and the Changing City: Postindustrial Contexts in Europe and the United States (Wergin & Holt, eds.; 2013), Intense Encounters: Young Men and Trans-Women in Music Videos (2012), and his dissertation thesis, “ ‘Can You Feel It, Too?’: Intimacy and Affect at Electronic Dance Music Events” (2011).