Here is a recording a debate on Counterculture at the ICA which I chaired in the summer of 2014. ‘This debate considers whether or not the concept of ‘counter culture’ still exists, exploring its generational development, from the Baby-Boomers to Millennials. Outlining a historical context, from Beats to Punks, touching upon the notion of subcultures, the talk explores at what point subcultures become counter cultural movements, considering the importance of political agendas.’
Dan Hancox writes for the Guardian, Frieze, Mute, New Inquiry, Salon, The Independent, The National, openDemocracy and others about youth culture, music and politics. His book The Village Against The World is being published by Verso in October 2013. He is @danhancox on Twitter.
Simon Warner is a lecturer, writer and broadcaster on popular music issues. His latest book is Text and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture, which considers the links between the US Beat writers and subsequent rock artists from Bob Dylan to Patti Smith and Kurt Cobain.