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london's young dreamers

The desire for change in London is palpable right now. With so many young activists taking to the streets to make their voices heard, Morgan Hill-Murphy went out to capture these dreamers and believers, as we ask them about the changes they'd like to...

by i-D Staff
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05 July 2016, 10:35am

Jordan, 25, Glasgow, Scotland

What do you do? Hang in Camden mostly, do a bit of work for Doc Martens. How would your friends describe you? A mucky pup I guess. What are the biggest issues facing young people in your country/city today? A lack of jobs and the eradication of culture and creativity. What changes would you like to see in the world? I can only speak for my world, but it seems to me like a lot of things could be changed for the better if we stopped putting ourselves first. If you were a politician, what would you do differently? I'd like to see more decisions made for the poor and less for the rich. How do you think we can get young people involved in politics today? Well for a start I don't understand why politics isn't taught in schools.

Lewis Trevor, 22, Camberwell via Swineshead, Lincolnshire

What do you do? I am an artist and designer, about to graduate from Camberwell College of Art. How would your friends describe you? The sporty guy who does art. What are the biggest issues facing young people in your country/city today? Opportunity and expense. What do you think the governments need to do to make those changes a reality? Have a word with the FA and UEFA. How do you think we can get young people involved in politics today? Make the subject compulsory up to a certain year at school. What are your hopes and dreams for the future of our planet? A planet full of playgrounds that promote social regeneration. 

Agustina Benvenuto, 18 years old, Cordoba, Argentina

What do you do? I am a model. How would your friends describe you? A friendly, happy person, who you can trust. What are the biggest issues facing young people in your city/country today? The stereotypes instilled in our society. You have to be thin, beautiful, popular and 'cool' to be accepted. What changes would you like to see in the world? I think that the most important change is to end world hunger. How do you think we can get young people involved in politics today? A spirit of revolution. What are your hopes and dreams for the future of our planet? A world full of love and peace.

Tom Griffiths, 28, London via Chippenham, Wiltshire

What do you do? Freelance photographer. How would your friends describe you? Smiley, happy, go-getter. What are the biggest issues facing young people in your city/country today? I think the rising cost of living in London is a huge issue. What changes would you like to see in the world? I would love for more people to start caring about the environment. If you were a politician, what would you do differently? I would find ways to ensure tax evasion is avoided. What are your hopes and dreams for the future of our planet? I hope that more people start caring about our planet and making a conscious effort to look after it. 

Tom Sutcliffe, 21, Halifax, near Leeds

What do you do? Student, Graphic designer, ideas man. What are the biggest issues facing young people in your country/city today? Each individuals experience is different, but on a personal level the cost of living here while trying to establish yourself as a creative. What changes would you like to see in the world? Redistribution of wealth, lessening a gap between the very rich and the very poor. What do you think the governments need to do to make those changes a reality? For our government? The opposite of what they are doing I guess.  What are your hopes and dreams for the future of our planet? That we don't continue to fuck it up so much. 

Laura Wright, 22 Peckham via Ipswich

What do you do? I just finished a degree in graphic design. What are the biggest issues facing young people in your country/city today? Loss of independence as a result of financial instability. What changes would you like to see in the world? I'd like to do away with the idea that your worth can be measured by your productivity. If you were a politician, what would you do differently? I'd start by filling all the vacant properties in the UK before building any more. What are your hopes and dreams for the future of our planet? I hope my children will be able to see a polar bear.

Ella Webb, 22, Stroud, Gloucestershire

What do you do? Graphic designer and illustrator. How would your friends describe you? Intrepid and meticulous. What are the biggest issues facing young people in your country/city today? Acts whereby we have no say in the future of our country, economically, environmentally and socially. What changes would you like to see in the world? Less focus on share prices and a greater focus on the welfare of our environment. How do you think we can get young people involved in politics today? I think it's pretty hard, I mean, even when we're involved, do we even have that much say in the matter? What are your hopes and dreams for the future of our planet? An environment in which we all thrive.

Jack Clarke, 21, South East England

What do you do? I just finished a degree in Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts.How would your friends describe you? Half-way between Kurt Cobain and Karl Marx... that's what my brother says anyway. What are the biggest issues facing young people in your country/city today? The biggest issue - right here, right now - is the Conservative government.What changes would you like to see in the world? Gender equality, wealth equality, racial equality, free education, votes for 16-17 year olds, higher taxes for the rich, higher pay for care-workers & teachers, lower pay for execs and bankers, a shorter working week, less bombs dropped, more episodes of The Simpsons.How do you think we can get young people involved in politics today? A lot more needs to happen in schools through things like PSHE lessons - I think they could be worked on to get more young people thinking like citizens and less like savvy consumers. What are your hopes and dreams for the future of our planet? My hope is that America doesn't elect Donald Trump, my dream is that they elect Bernie Sanders. 

Credits


Photography Morgan Hill-Murphy