Thursday Late – A Window On… (Re)Imagining Youth in Hong Kong and Scotland

Thursday Late - A Window On… (Re)Imagining Youth in Hong Kong and Scotland
Thursday 26 October, 6 – 7.30pm

As young people across the world are increasingly confronted with a lack of work, housing, and social stability this talk will explore the emergence of youth political movements in two very different contexts. In 2014 the youth-led ‘Occupy’ movement for universal suffrage brought the eyes of the world’s media onto the city of Hong Kong; whilst at the same time in Scotland, the independence referendum saw young people – including 16 and 17 year-olds – politically mobilised as never before. Drawing on a study of youth leisure in Scotland and Hong Kong, this talk by Dr Susan Batchelor, Senior Lecturer of Sociology and Dr Alistair Fraser, Lecturer in Criminology (Sociology) at the University of Glasgow, will discuss these political movements, reflecting on issues of globalisation, social change and forms of engagement.

Thursday Late at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
On the last Thursday of the month the gallery stays open until 8pm offering an opportunity to drop in and enjoy an evening in the gallery or participate in a series of unique events exploring different aspects of the exhibitions programme. The event will start with welcoming Chinese Tea tasting experience led by local tea experts Tea Mandala.