By Daisy Bata
What will Gen Z be defined by? Meme culture and vapes? Non-binary pronouns and keyboard hacktivism? No one understands technology and the internet better than today’s youth – and, unbeknownst to a hysterical, ageing genpop, they understand the intersection of art, culture, identity and community better than their forebears. Witness wrinkly senators asking Zuckerberg how Facebook ads work for evidence.
Aliança is a performance, art and technology event organized by a collective of young people in Barcelona, launching on April 6th. With 30 artists in 4 rooms, live performances, visuals and installations, the event is intersectional, inclusive and affordable. They want to investigate art as a reflection and critique of society, focusing on the influence of tech on culture and what this means for the future.
So how can we define Gen Z? For a start, when traditional spaces fail to represent or reflect their experiences, they do it their goddamn selves.