On Millennials: by Keir Milburn

We are excited to be joined by Dr Keir Milburn, author of ‘Generation Left’ via online video.

His focus on political generations, the role of cultural activism and the cultural policy of social change ties in well with issues raised in the MA Curating students’ exhibition ‘For the Love of Avocados’, as he reflects on how ‘Millennials’, or ‘Generation Snowflake’ are harshly characterised by the mass media and older generations. Together we will consider a re-definition of this misrepresented generation and consequences that such a reality might have in their professional and personal future.

Keir Milburn has written extensively, including in ‘The Independent’ and ‘The Guardian’, with recent articles including “Inequality created a political generation gap. Which party will bridge it?” (2019) and “The old flock to Farage and the young are on climate strike. How did age come to define our politics?” (2019) creating a space for dialogue about the serious generational divide that has opened up in the UK. In his latest book “Generation Left” (2019), he reflects the social, economic, and political context that has been shaping the Millennial Generation.

To watch this talk, head over to ‘For the Love of Avocados’ dedicated website: https://avocados.artexchange.org.uk/

 

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