Lutz Leichsenring

Spokesperson, Clubcommission e.V., Berlin

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Lutz Leichsenring is the founder of the Creative Footprint, and one of the world’s leading authorities on protecting creative industries.

Since 2009, Lutz has been the spokesman and executive board member for the Berlin Clubcommission. He has fought tirelessly for the rights of Berlin’s vast underground club scene by organizing demonstrations, conferences, workshops and by speaking at round tables and parliamentary committees.

Lutz started his career in nightlife immediately after high school, when he built one of the largest platforms for music event listings in Germany. He went on to run a nightclub and restaurant until 2010, and today is one of the chief shareholders of a Berlin and London-based recrutainment company young targets.

His role with the Clubcommission and the Berlin Musicboard has lead Lutz into the city's Chamber of Commerce, where he frequently votes on development issues that protect creative space affected by gentrification.

In 2017, Lutz launched the Creative Footprint, a project to measure, compare, and advocate for creative spaces in urban areas worldwide.