Natalie Morningstar

Natalie Morningstar is a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Her research explores contestations over public space in the 'late capitalist' urban landscape, as well as the relationship between independent art, radical politics, and speculative development.

Hipster Post-Factualism and the Rise of the Extremely Real

While the left-leaning media bemoan the rise of a "post-truth" political culture, might not the left wing be just as easy to caricature as "post-factualist" as is the right? Natalie Morningstar examines the figure of the hipster, as liberal consumer par excellence, and argues that a moralising language of truth and reality – of factualism – spans the full breadth of the political spectrum.