Subculture has been an important role in the social movements. For instance, anti-nuclear movement is near 30+ years old in Taiwan, and it’s deeply connect to our political movement. Every time the generation of my parents hears anti-nuclear, they just think it’s DDP’s propaganda. But after Fukushima disaster, people start change because independent bands and individuals make stickers, music, painting and small events. It start from the subculture and became mainstream after. There’re artists now wear the anti-nuclear sticker walk on the red carpet. I’ve learn that it will not be a movement unless people can participate in their own way, using their own creative and specialties to be part of this movement. And the young people they’re the most creative generation, so the subculture have always been leading the social change ahead.

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