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Youth (Sub)Cultures: Download the Drivers | From Art of Resistance to Creative Innovation

This workshop took place from 4 to 6 December 2013 in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Alexander Dhoest, Prof. Dr. Steven Malliet and Prof. Leonor Wiesbauer. On 4 December, Prof. Dr. Annick Schramme submitted insights into youth culture to a panel consisting of Prof. Dr. Miranda Campbell and individuals from the Antwerp art world framed by an urban dance performance.

Youth cultures are not considered as mere counter cultures living in opposition to the establishment. Youngsters’ search for identity and the cultures they create, lead them to creative expression, art and urban entrepreneurship with new divisions of labour. What do present-day youngsters oppose to? Do the internet and social media widen young people’s perspectives and commitment from the local urban environment to the global world? How do young people move across from their sub-culture to adult life?

Contributors: Miranda Campbell (Dawson College Montreal), Alexander Dhoest (University of Antwerp), Paul Hodkinson (University of Surrey), Rupa Huq (Kingston University), Steven Malliet (University of Antwerp), Angela McRobbie (London University), Leonor Wiesbauer (Karel de Grote-Hogeschool) and art scene actors Sihame El Kaouakibi (Let’s Go Urban), Gerardo Salinas (Arenberg Schouwburg) and Marc Verstappen (Villanella).

Click here for the report of the public opening session.

This workshop formed the basis for the book The Borders of Subculture: Resistance and the Mainstream (Routledge, 2015).

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