Youth Culture

Thom

Thom: A Portrait of Modern Youth

Thom is a 19 year-old from the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, mid-way down the east coast of Australia. He's also the subject of Riley Blakeway's eponymous, debut biopic film embedded above. Like a lot of films that capture the essence of Australian

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Hobo Daze

Hobo Daze: The Lords of Shenzhen

Vagabond Skateboards brought together their team to meet up with local skaters from Shenzhen and spend a day cruising through the Cantonese country side. 1322

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"We All Want To Be Young in China" by enovate

We All Want to Be Young in China

"We All Want To Be Young in China" is a video I concepted/directed for enovate (edited by Giuseppe Farina). It's a 3-minute crash course on the evolution of contemporary youth culture in China. I really hope it inspires young people in China and

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Click through for Nick Peden's China Outlook Report

China [Youth Culture] Outlook

My mate Nick's thoughts in words and images, on the state of China's youth culture. Review to follow. But for now, gedditindaya. It’s been a couple months in the making, and I couldn’t be happier to release it for all to read. Filled with text and

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Zach Wahls

19 Year-old Zach Wahls on Gay Marriage

Yesterday, was the first day in the court hearing addressing the proposed ban of gay marriage in Iowa, which has been legal in the state since 2009. I'd challenge anyone to make a more compelling case for the legalisation of gay marriage than 19

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Spike Jonze: Most Epic Skateboarding Film Ever

So it seems I've been a little bit swept-up by skateboarding films lately and I haven't even been seeking them out. I haven't got much to say about this one. I'll sum it up for you in a few words. Spike Jonze, Ty Evans and Cory Weincheque

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Converse Ni Skate Film

Converse Skate Film “Ni” 逆

The idea and the resources behind this film gave it a lot of potential. Unfortunately, the execution was lacking something: in the narrative, the message and the (skateboarding) tricks. 1226

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Shanghai 5 Skate Documentary by Charles Lanceplaine

Shanghai 5: Skateboarding Documentary

Shanghai 5 is a documentary of the development of the the city's skate culture and their on-going love affair with it's dreamy urban architecture. The debut screening was held at The Source, back in early December and I really wish I could have made

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smpskatepark

China’s Youngest Skater + World’s Biggest Skate Park

Yesterday Mattias and I rode our bikes to the outskirts of Shanghai to check out the world's largest skate park ('SMP International Skate Park'). We ran into seven year-old Xiao He, comfortably dropping-in and rolling around the various banks, hips,

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Li-Ning: Running with Nike + Adidas

A hilarious new video spot from Chinese athletic company Li-Ning. According to chinaSMACK, a number of Chinese sites are predicting Chinese expats in the US to take offence. But I think, if anyone, it's the mainstream American population who are most

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Little Punk

Little Punk: China’s Answer to SoKo

Shanghai lofi indie-folker, Little Punk has just dropped her sophomore album, Hey guy, you are big time alright. and it's well worth a listen. Now. 672

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Joel Burns Gay Teens

The Ugly Side of Youth Culture

Gay, straight, bi-sexual, whatever you are, you need to watch this. It's not something that many youth trend/culture blogs like to talk about, which is one reason I'm posting it here. Youth suicide is the third highest cause of death amongst 15-24

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Patrick Seabase Motorpace

Patrick Seabase: Motor-paced Cycling

Brand new video from Switzerland's Patrick Seabase (former pro skater and sponsored track bike rider). Great to see him spending a lot more time on the bike these days. He was the driving force behind the recently defunct GOrilla bicycle company and

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Nick Peden China Youth

Nick Peden: Images of Contemporary China

Here's a selection of really interesting images from Nick Peden. Nick recently returned to Shanghai, after a research adventure through greater China, focusing on youth culture in the country's second-tier cities. These images remind me why I love

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9 Ways to Improve the Lifelounge Youth Trends Report

Recently, I was contacted on Twitter (along with a few others) and offered a report containing "research on 16-30 y.o tastes in music, sport, fashion, entertainment". The Urban Market Research (UMR) report is a collaboration between Lifelounge and

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Indie India part 2

Indie India: What’s the fuss about? (Pt. 2)

Read Part 1 of this series: "Indie India: 'Early Influencers'" This is the second post in a three-part series, reporting on Mumbai's independent music scene today and offering some commentary on the challenges facing India's emerging music

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Indie India Early Influences

Indie India: “Early Influencers” (Pt. 1)

This post is the first in a short series detailing my learnings in India. For the last decade, indie music has been battling for a credible presence in India’s first-tier cities, like Mumbai. Despite some media outlets prematurely breaking the

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Mumbai Shaair and Func

CNNGo Mumbai: Shaa’ir + Func

A profile on Mumbai's most popular indie music act, Shaa'ir + Func, and their contribution to the city's emerging music community –published on CNNGo. More images from Shaa'ir + Func's live show here.

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Bangalore Youth

Bangalore Youth: More in Common with NYC than Rural India?

“My fundamental belief is that people across the globe are more alike than dis-similar. My belief is there's a global youth culture, where a youth in India has more in common with youth in NY than with people from rural India.” Joseph Tripodi,

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Who Are The Favourite Bands of China’s Youth?

BBC Radio 4 correspondent, Rajan Datar, went to a recent gig at one of Beijing's major live houses and asked a handful of Chinese youth to name their favourite bands. Their responses were varying combinations of the acts listed below. Oasis, Joy

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Article (link): The Breakdown of Tribal Borders

(via @NeochaEDGE) The article above discusses insights into the failures of marketing efforts targeting China's Youth, and recommendations moving forward. Finally, hard numbers to prove that youth don't have to belong to one tribe. In fact, the

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