Soulja Boy, Justin Bieber, and Tavi Gevinson are hardly representative of typical youth experiences, but their origins highlight many of the realities of youth doing independent creative work. Out of the Basement profiles the variety of youth cultural production in the twenty-first century, and asks what has - or has not - changed as youth attempt to make a living from creative works.
Join us to celebrate the launch of Miranda Campbell’s Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production and Policy, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Campbell will host a panel discussion with young cultural producers and cultural entrepreneurs who are profiled in the book (Noah Bick, Passovah Productions; Meyer Billurcu, Blue Skies Turn Black; Risa Dickens, Indyish / Yelp; Lily Lanken, The Mittenstrings; Hilary Leftick, COLLE / Pop Montreal). Together, they will discuss the current realities and issues facing young cultural producers and cultural entrepreneurs attempting to make a living from small-scale self-generated creative projects.
Advance praise for Out of the Basement:
"Out of the Basement represents a major contribution to research on cultural policy. There's no other book in the field like this one. It valuably allows readers to understand the perspectives of young cultural producers. Its readership will include not only cultural policy analysts, in Canada and internationally, but also scholars of youth and of media production." David Hesmondhalgh, Head of the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds
TONIGHT! 211 Bernard Ouest, 7pm!