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10 December 2015
It’s the most dangerous species out there: the hipster. We look at how one of the most popular subcultures has become the scapegoat for the problems of a city, from gentrification to expensive cold brew. Join us as we explore the great hipster reshuffling in Vancouver, discover how London’s tech hipsters are helping the community and head to Israel to meet its “haifsters”. Plus: a lesson in hipster history, dating back to 1901 in Vienna.
10 December 2015
Photo: Matt Brown
There is a more recent arrival to the urban scene: the young tech worker. Here we look at east London’s Tech City, also known as the Silicon Roundabout, a hub of established tech firms and start-ups among some of London’s most deprived communities. Ben Rogers, director of the Centre for London, tells us how this mix can be beneficial.
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While many argue that the hipster is quite a recent trend, we traced it back to early-20th-century Vienna. The essayist and historian Joseph Pearson tells us why he thinks 1901 Vienna was a great place to be a creative.
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Ayed Fadel seems like a hipster. He co-owns a bar in an up-and-coming area of Haifa, he’s a founding member of an art collective and he has the look. But as a Palestinian citizen of Israel, him and the rest of the Haifa hipsters, dubbed as “Haifsters”, are breaking with tradition and creating an alternative lifestyle that otherwise wouldn’t exist .
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