About Us

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The Archiv of Youth Cultures is a centre for research, information, and education concentrating primarily on youth cultures. It was founded in 1997 and has so far collected an extensive range of media all around youth cultures. Our library includes more than 8000 books, 40.000 fanzines and magazines, thousands of layout flyers, newspaper articles, badges, CDs, DVDs etc, and more than 600 thesis about youth cultures. Our field work includes: organizing and presenting exhibitions (more than ten in the last seven years, for example “50 Years Bravo – 50 Years Youth Cultures in Germany”, “30 Years Punk in Germany”, “Young immigrants in Berlin”,  “Urban Art”, “Holocaust in Comic” and others about antisemitism of today); and for the last ten years, offering educational workshops, for example our main project “Culture on the Road”, which deals with discrimination like the right wing movement, racism, sexism, homophobia and antisemitism. We tour around Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Luxembourg and total 170 days on tour annually. We have received various prizes recognizing our work:

2003: “Preis des Bündnisses für Demokratie und Toleranz”

2007: “Preis des Jugendforums im Abgeordnetenhaus Berlin”

2009: “Ausgewählter Ort Deutschland – Land der Ideen”

2010: “Kulturpreis der Kulturpolitischen Gesellschaft”

2012 “Respekt gewinnt des Berliner Ratschlags für Demokratie”

Our archive team supports the enquiries of our users with additional intelligence to convey a research result that is both unbiased and sophisticated. As an independent institute the Archive of Youth Cultures depends on the donations of relevant materials like Fanzines, Magazines or Flyers.

Are you publishing a Zine and still want it to be read in 100 years? Or do you have classics or rarities stored in your cellar or attic? We are happy about each and every donation, so if you want the assurance that your work or collection is in safe hands and available for future reference, send it to:

Archiv der Jugendkulturen e. V.
Fidicinstraße 3 | Haus D
D-10965 Berlin
Tel.: +49-30-694 29 34

or write an e-mail to: bibliothek@jugendkulturen.de