• Documenting Youth Culture

    2 monthes ago - By Aesthetica

    Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit was released on 10 September 1991. It was the lead single to Nevermind , an album which sold over 30 million copies. Songs about adolescence have dominated the charts time and again: Katy Perry's Teenage Dream , or Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus. But what exactly is “teen spirit”? More broadly, what does it mean to be young?
    During lockdown, London's Museum of Youth Culture encouraged the public to delve through old shoeboxes, look in attics and flick through picture albums. It was the ultimate exercise in nostalgia, driven by a goal to diversify the museum's...
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