This County Tipped To Become New Hipster Capital Of Ireland

This County Tipped To Become New Hipster Capital Of Ireland

Living in Cork? If you like independent coffee, drinking out of jam jars and your beard short and thick, it might interest you to know that the city could become a major hipster spot.

Cork Conversations is afoot this week - a series of talks which will look at the future of the city, in terms of cultivating creativity, arts and hipster culture.

According to The Irish Examiner, Christoph Lindner, Professor and Dean of the College of Design at the University of Oregon in the US, who is giving the first talk, will 'compare the hipster utopias of Amsterdam and Portland, Oregon, and outline their “long history of art-led regeneration” and how both cities embraced ‘hipsterfication’ — hipster-led gentrification.'

Mary McCarthy, of the National Sculpture Factory, who is organising the talks in association with Cork City Council spoke to the publication about the hipster 'mind-set.'

For me, they are people who have their own set of values, reject the mainstream and take control over their identity and economy.

They are independent minded, and often entrepreneurs. They drive economies and are influencers. They are clued in and should never be underestimated. They add value, and should be enabled and supported.


The first talk (which is free and open to the public) will be held at St Peter’s on North Main St next Wednesday at 6.30pm.

Pull up your tight jeans! A change is a-coming.

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Niamh Burke

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