Subcultural Heritage – Emergence of Social Diversity and the Creation of Heritage
By definition, subcultures are oppositional in nature and exist outside of the mainstream. As they fight for changes and recognition, these marginal cultural practices may assimilate and change society as a whole in the long term. Various subcultures have emerged and taken root in Vancouver such as punk rock, the LGBTQ community, hippies, the Georgia Straight, and Greenpeace and environmentalism.
This discussion looks at the heritage of these subcultures, the identities they have formed, and how we can protect and recognize these places and values- particularly when their intangible social practices leave shallow traces of tangible heritage.