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1. Posted by damntheman (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

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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


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

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.