Call for Proposals
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, the delinquent, and so on–in mainstream news sources and policy reports.
Youth Circulations invites scholars and artists to submit work that considers these primary circulations:
1 Youth themselves circulate. Through transnational movement and global technologies, young people circulate between nations, communities, and virtual spaces.
2 Global youth are agents of circulation. As transnational actors, young migrants shape and contribute to global flows of people, capital, ideas, and values.
3 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.