Geography Of Youth

interview by The Geography Of Youth

Editor’s note: We’re happy to feature interviews with Millenial Mainer’s in support of what could become the largest participatory portrait of a generation, ever. Find the link to contribute your story below.

Tyler

Name: Tyler.

Age: 26.

I am from: Lincolnville, ME.

I currently live in: San Francisco, CA.

I currently live with: Roommates I found on Craigslist.

Level of education completed: BA.

Occupation: Communications / Environmental Media.

Do you consider yourself an adult? Not yet, nope.

If not, when do you think you will become an adult? I doubt I’ll really feel like an adult until I have kids – someone who relies directly on me for everything.

10 years from now I see myself: Living in Maine with a family (or at least a lady) and a small business, doing fun and meaningful work.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Oh I think it’s pretty likely. I don’t think it takes an awful lot to “get what you want out of life” as long as you keep good folks around you and smile when it rains.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? I think for me right now the thing that stresses me out most is a lack of clarity – in professional aspirations, in love, or even in mondane things like “what do I want to do today.” It leads to this unnerving feeling that I’m sometimes just coasting through the days, trapped with a head full of ideas and not enough time to carry them all out.

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The Geography of Youth is a participatory public art project designed to promote dialogue within communities about the Millennial generation. It began in 2011 with photographers Morrigan McCarthy and Alan Winslow traveling the world to photograph and interview Millennials. Now anyone between the ages of 18-32 can visit The Geography of Youth’s tumbler and add their own story to the project by answering twelve questions and submitting a self portrait. In 2014 all the stories and portraits will be combined into an art show projected onto walls and buildings all over the planet. The more stories, the better the final public art show will be…so what are you waiting for? Share your story and become a part of the largest participatory portrait of a generation ever!

Not between 18-32 but still interested in The Geography of Youth? You can follow Alan and Morrigan on Facebook and Instagram as they travel around the United States continuing to document Millennials: 

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