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1. Posted by damntheman (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

So I'm a student of politics and social movements (particularly youth movements), and I'm studying in BsAs all of this coming year, beginning in late July. This is kind of a random question- I'm really interested to know what is going on in the heads of the young (college age/20s) politically oriented, progressively minded crowd in the city...perhaps those who are less concerned with image/fashion/conformity. Does anyone know where I can find people like this? Someone has already suggested the schools in the University of Buenos Aires system (if I remember that correctly). Do you know of any radical bookstores/infoshops that might organize events, organizations that are open to the public, cafes/bars/clubs where they might hang out?

Thanks for helping me with my strange sociological endeavors!

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey,

I have friends there who belong to the kind of group you describe. I'll contact them; in general, they're pretty hard to find for foreigners since the average Argentine in the party scene will not be one of them :-) going to boliches (in Flores barrio, or el Sur) and chamame evenings may help, since that seems to be the music of the socialist movement... then there's a large group of lefty university students, which can be met most easily by just hanging around the faculty of social sciences of UBA...

I'll get back to you if I manage to give you some concrete details.

Niels (Amsterdam)

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 24, 2006 2:52 AM by bentivogli ]

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

One thing I forgot: check out the website of Página Doce. This intellectual newspaper has a weekly supplement listing all kinds of cultural events, and is very politically oriented. It may contain useful links, and besides that it makes good reading.

Niels