How would you describe our generation?
How would I describe our generation?
What an intense question. Our generation is in that strange middle ground, on the verge of two different eras, a bit of both but not really something specific. I mean I grew up with dial-up internet and landline phones, where calling someone and spending hours on the phone was something normal.
Now, calling someone even if it is just for a chat is one of the most difficult things to do, causes lot of people anxiety. We are online 24/7 but less available or accessible.
We give more into daily pleasures like eating healthy, drinking coffee, craft beer, holidays and experiencing new things. Really enjoying every moment. Because nothing really matters, and depression and anxiety is real. We strive to fulfil the dreams of previous generation while actively not wanting to achieve it.
We strive to fulfil the dreams of previous generation
while actively not wanting to achieve it.
We are very aware that home owning an career building is not the only answer, and for most not even an option. We have learned that we can create our own opportunities and own paths. Know that success means something different to everyone. And it is the struggle of coming to terms with and accepting this.
We take pleasure in creating and working with our hands. And the satisfaction that comes from seeing the work we put in become something real, something physical. Unlike most jobs that require sitting behind a computers, putting in the hours but never seeing the fruit of our labour.
For me, our generation is a mixture of bleak cynicism and practical optimism.
For me, our generation is a mixture of bleak cynicism
and practical optimism.
Nicole Sciarone is curator of the upcoming Garage Cafe #5.
Garage Café is a test-site-with-audience for experimenting, presenting research projects, new collaborations, performances and all other types of artistic work.
Garage Cafe #5
Thursday 26th of October 2017