Saturday, August 11, 2012
At the Fishburners event, I met an architecture student from UTS Vida Asrina, who very kindly invited me to a public workshop which was part of the 'Groundbreaker' series. What an inspiring event - run by the UTS u.lab. "Subcultures are the lifeblood of the city. They bring together unsuspecting allies and inject new trends, habits and hideouts continuously into the urban ether. If subcultures have traditionally emerged organically, at what point is intervention useful? What supports and what hinders an urban subculture? What are the barriers, challenges and opportunities to help subcultures emerge and thrive? How can we embrace originality and foster creative entrepreneurship to sustain great subcultures?"