The New Social presents: An evening with Artemy Troitsky

We are delighted to present an evening with Russian music and cultural critic, Artemy Troitsky, in support of his forthcoming book dedicated to youth movements and subcultures in Russia (out in 2016).

Troitsky will be in conversation with Manchester based music journalist, critic and musician John Robb to discuss the role that underground music and art movements played in shaping Russian society and culture in the last years of the USSR, the shifts in that cultural landscape post-1991 and into today.

The role of youth movements and subcultures in Russia forms the subject of Troitsky’s study in the forthcoming book, as an alternative social and cultural history of Russia that spotlights the key people, groups and movements that have come to define Russian culture and politics.

The New Social is an independent London-based collective founded by Olya Borissova, Anya Harrison and Karina Gechtman that stages public programmes – including film screenings, talks and special projects – as a way of rethinking the ‘New East’.

Image credit: Vladimir Peshkov