Saturday, April 4, 2009

n+1 Historical Investigation: "What Was the Hipster?"

Yes, it's official, The Hipster is dead.

Read for yourself: an email from n+1 today:

n+1 Presents
in partnership with the New School

"What Was the Hipster?"

An Afternoon Panel, Symposium, and Historical Investigation

--Next Saturday, April 11, 2009--

Mark Greif (n+1)
Jace Clayton (dj/Rupture)
Christian Lorentzen (Harper's)
+ Special Guests TBA

Free and Open to the Public

Who was the turn-of-the-century hipster? Who is free enough of the hipster taint to write the hipster's history without contempt or nostalgia? Why do we declare the hipster moment over--that, in fact, it had ended by 2003--when the hipster's "global brand" has just reached its apotheosis?

A panel of n+1 writers invites n+1 subscribers and the public to join a collective investigation. Short presentations will be followed by audience debate, comment, and recollection, to be transcribed and published in book form this year.

Saturday, April 11, 2009, 2 pm - 4 pm.
The New School University, Theresa Lang Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.
Admission: No tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served. Please come early.
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1 comment:

BlogSloth said...

Great news! But man PBR is fucked now.