Thanks to social networks, teenagers are curating their own life and staging themselves. They tell crazy stories, through pictures but also words, which are giving their daily life its tempo : they are travelling everyday in a physical way, as well as in a virtual one.

A new type of language is appearing, off the wall and completely playful, in a participatory and poetic approach, so full of imagery that it can also be considered as an image in itself.

Whether it be any of these types of images, the recurrent elements are self-mockery, fun, emotion, adventure and boredom.

- All texts collected from facebook posts or comments -

This project is featured in the The Language of the Image, a book designed by my classmates and myself.

Concurrently with this research, I wrote an essay about teens dystopia.

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Design Academy Eindhoven

July 2016