Urban Popcultures

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This inter- and multi-disciplinary project aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues related to urban life. The project will promote the ongoing analysis of the varied creative trends and alternative cultural movements that comprise urban popultures and subcultures. In particular the project will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural and political contexts within which alternative urban subcultures are flourishing.

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The project will explore and assess a number of core themes

1. Urban Space and the Landscape of the City
2. Urban Music Cultures
3. The City as Creative Subject/Object
4. Urban Codes
5. The City and Cyberculture
6. The Urban Underground
7. Urban Activities in Massmedia

Related themes will also be identified for development and exploration. Out of our deliberations it is anticipated that a series of related cross context research projects will develop.