Hipster Lane: A place for everyone, not everyone in their place – Kim Fischer

Hipster Lane: A place for everyone, not everyone in their place

In this week’s RiotACT article, I muse about the nature and variety of subcultures present in Canberra:

A subculture must define its identity somehow in opposition to the culture it operates within. The hipster desire to seek out indie, handmade and boutique as a conscious rejection of modern, digital and especially mass-produced goods, is in reality just as much a statement of identity and rejection of the mainstream as the stereotypically dark makeup and clothes of the Goth movement.

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