Whatever guise they take, nightclubs offer places to experiment with new music, technology and architectural innovation.
Cities are realising that having great nightlife is not just about entertainment – it also means a 24-hour economy.
Bringing a broader, more diverse nightlife to cities will be key to ensuring they thrive in the 21st century.
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A podcast on darkness: from why it makes us scared, to what kind of nightlife can thrive in the modern city and an update on the hunt for dark matter.
Chilean-German DJ Matias Aguayo performing at Kitchener’s Bar in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Scholars of urban studies are acknowledging that the discipline is characterised by a fear of the dark and the night. But artists are giving us a creative language to engage with the darkness.
On the same day that London's legendary Fabric closed permanently, Berlin's infamous techno club Berghain was granted a tax break.
The closure of one of London's most famous clubs is part of a bigger and more worrying trend in the city.
Non-stop public transport might suit the 24-hour party people, but it could have rougher consequences for others.
The critical issues underlying the debate about Sydney’s nightlife include worsening inequality and who is getting left behind.
Without the public mobilising over inequalities that are so ingrained in its psyche, Sydney is unlikely to see its nightlife reflect true social inclusion and diversity.
This year's Ibiza Prom was a convenient target for those unhappy with the expanded remit of the Proms – but an unfounded one.
Who needs clubs when you can dance in the street?
The real age of the rave was the early 90s, when politics and partying combined to extraordinary result. And once again we find ourselves in hard times ...
A scene from the past.
Britain’s night-time economy appears to be in a state of decline if recent headlines are anything to go by. Nearly half of the UK’s clubs have closed their doors in the past decade and pubs are closing…