Youth Circulations (www.youthcirculations.com) is an online exhibit that traces the real and imagined circulations of global youth. As a collection of photographic representations, Youth Circulations illuminates a critical disconnect between the nuanced, transnational lives of the young migrants and the active reduction of these lives into abbreviated tropes–the vulnerable victim<http://www.
Youth Circulations invites scholars and artists to submit work that considers these primary circulations:
- Youth themselves circulate. Through transnational movement and global technologies, young people circulate between nations, communities, and virtual spaces.
- Global youth are agents of circulation. As transnational actors, young migrants shape and contribute to global flows of people, capital, ideas, and values.
- Ideas circulate about global youth. Put forth in the media, in policy reports, and by advocacy and opposition efforts, representations of young migrants are power-filled and consequential, both in and beyond communities of origin and destination.
Submission format and length is flexible. We invite proposals for an individual blog post or photo essay; a brief analysis of a photo, series of photos, or a gallery on the site; a written or photographic “conversation” between two or more individuals; or any other work that considers, critiques, or creatively counters so many circulating images of global youth.
With a wide, interdisciplinary readership, Youth Circulations offers artists, scholars, and practitioners a dynamic space to present and interact with ideas about age, mobility, and representation. To contribute, please email youthcirculations@gmail.