Talks

Listen: Is the Underground Over?

A panel on the notion of subculture

Participants:

Cosey Fanni Tutti (artist)
Penny Martin (Chair of Fashion Imagery, London College of Fashion)
Claire Titley (music promoter, 'Upset the Rhythm')

Chair: Simon Reynolds (music critic)

Surveying the past, present and future of unpopular culture, this panel examines how the notion of subculture has become outmoded. With the overexposure afforded by the internet and the media’s rapid assimilation of the marginal, what are the possible alternatives to ‘alternative’?