Young people are growing up in a world of globalization and inequality, taking part in a development process that is simultaneously bringing people closer together and widening the divisions between them. Globalisation offers clear economic opportunities and benefits, but comes with substantial social costs that often appear to affect young people disproportionately, given their tenuous transitional status within an uncertain and rapidly evolving global context.
The relationship between youth and globalisation is inherently ambiguous; in fact, the single word “globalisation” and all it represents perhaps best sums up the uncertainty of what it means to be a young person at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
I asked a students from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts what it means to be a young person at the beginning of the twenty-first century, what is they opinion on globalisation and how they see the future. The work is presented in juxtaposition of the same subjects sitting in the same environment only dressed differently, the school uniforms is showing who they are at the present time while dressed in a casual it represents the future. Every subject in this series gave us they own opinion on this topic.