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Taiwan: Punks still DIYing

Categories: East Asia, Taiwan (ROC), Arts & Culture, Freedom of Speech, Music, Photography, Protest, Youth

Sack Be Jim at gotmahmojo finds DIY punk ethic, graffiti and a seldom-seen side of Taiwanese society while visiting a collective of artists squatting in an abandoned building [1] in the island's capitol:

“I was really excited to see something positive and creative going on in the city, since its been years since the ‘renaissance’ of underground music and art that took hold in Taipei during the post-martial law 90s. I've often heard kids lament that they hadn't come of age during that time when the local art scene was young and exciting (now it's still young and about as exciting as a turnip),” Sack Be Jim writes, as well as posting several vivid photos.