Summer-Winter 2013: AREA #14 “Kids!”
Every 8 months or so, AREA develops a new theme for our newspaper, website and events. Our theme for Issue #14 is: Kids! How does our society define what it means to be a child, who counts as a child and who does not? What does it mean to be growing up in Chicago? How can we challenge and re-imagine dominant ideas of “child”, and how are radically re-configured “childhoods” forming a basis for building more just communities and relationships? Over the next few months we are organizing events, community discussions and special projects — and we want to hear from you!
Submit your idea to our Call for Proposals. Click on News for updates and event announcements; the Blog will collect contributions from the archives and report-backs on current events; and Projects gathers together several special projects we will be working on over the next few months, including a people’s visual archive of Chicago inviting you to submit images and short videos of how you see the city defining, including or excluding “kids”.
If you are a past contributor to AREA, consider becoming a project adviser, and see the About section for other ways you can become involved.