Where do subcultures exist today?

Style and artistic expressions of subcultures are inseparably related to present-day social, cultural and political matters. They continually inspire and disrupt each other, changing the way we experience culture, identity, and public space. The 21st Century is highly globalized and has a decidedly influential youth, consequently understanding contemporary subcultures lends greater understanding of more general cultural trends.

This relationship between style and meaning is the focus of the one-day online symposium Sensing Style: Subcultural Movements in the 21st century, organized by the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) in collaboration with West Den Haag. Speakers from diverse scholarly fields and cultural backgrounds will share their latest research projects and relevant findings on style and emerging subcultures within the globalized, virialized and mediatized popular culture of this century.