Although subcultures are widespread in the modern world, affecting almost all aspects of life (from an individual's philosophy to his professional activities), there are not many opportunities for scholars to share their practice, research methodologies, and their findings. The conference "Sketch a Subculture" strives to give that possibility.
The current state of affairs is that almost everyone on this planet belongs to some subculture in one way or another. Subcultures can be so tightly integrated into the contemporary person's daily life that they have become almost indispensable and ubiquitous. Family, job, agreements, responsibilities and negotiations are one thing, but, let us say, skydiving, or riding a bike in the company of motorcycle enthusiasts is a different thing—no less an important part of one's life.
Why are subcultures so attractive?
Why have they become magnets to researchers, professionals and business persons, among all others? Is it critical to understand how subcultures shape, educate and"sharpen" people by instilling specific skills, attitudes and abilities? What is a subculture? There is no consensus on all these questions yet.
It is a discussion platform for various scholars and experts in different fields who study this phenomenon and try to find a methodology that would eventually answer questions. It also forms a practical perspective line to examine a future model of one's life.
International interdisciplinary conference “Sketch a subculture” is designed to create conditions for a constructive interdisciplinary dialogue of scientists, researchers, experts about subculture.
WHAT exactly do we define as a "subculture"? What do we know about their types of formations, hierarchies, origin and philosophical components? Why is this definition not just a subject of cultural studies, religious studies, philosophy, and other human sciences or sociopolitical disciplines, but requires a holistic and interdisciplinary approach? In other words, we need to find out how "subculture" differs from other concepts. In this distinction, we need the help of fundamental characteristics. Every phenomenon continuously has a set of indispensable traits that allow it to be distinguished from the rest. One way or another, every object, phenomenon and category has a distinctive and individual system of differentiating peculiarities that distinguish one phenomenon from another. What are these attributions, characteristics, signs or parameters in subcultures? The question is open. Equally, the open question relates to the method and methodology of research deserving of a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach.
These and many other questions require innovative approaches and an unbiased dialogue in an understandable scientific language. We invite leading experts, scientists, researchers, practitioners, journalists, photographers, and thinkers ready to support the discussion in the pursuit of truth and scientific patterns of human and social development!