Gen Z

Culture

Here’s what it’s like to be a teenager during the coronavirus pandemic

In the latest episode of ‘1616’, we catch up with 16-year-olds around the world -- from the safety of our homes -- to reveal what life has been like in lockdown.
Rolien Zonneveld
5.7.20
Culture

TikTok has reinvented the teenage bedroom

Snogging your hand in secret? Worshipping the posters of pop stars on your bedroom wall? All this has changed in the age of Tiktok.
Emma Madden
5.5.20
Culture

Dark Academia is the witchy literary aesthetic sweeping TikTok

Reading 18th century French literature, practicing script, oil painting... the latest internet trend is the perfect cozy quarantine mood.
Caroline Edwards
4.24.20
Culture

How gen Z couples are coping with self isolating apart

We spoke to young romantics and relationship experts to find out how to sustain a relationship while you can't see one another for 12 weeks. Stay safe and sane and read their advice.
Daisy Schofield
4.10.20
straight ups

Tokyo's youth sound off on how they'll change the future

In these portraits Hordur Ingason​ captures a contemplative new generation of Tokyo youth.
Tsukasa Tanimoto
3.30.20
Culture

Here’s what it’s like to be a teenager in Taipei today

In the latest episode of ‘1616’, we catch up with the young photographers, skaters and gymnasts navigating the unique pressures of life in the Taiwanese capital.
Mahoro Seward
3.10.20
Culture

What the tech industry is doing to gen Z’s job prospects

A new book by Wendy Liu, Abolish Silicon Valley, suggests that the utopian dreams of the tech industry might not be alle they’re cracked up to be.
James Greig
3.3.20
Think Pieces

Why are we so afraid of being lonely?

Studies have found Gen Z to be the loneliest generation yet, with social media to blame. We asked some experts how, why and what can be done about it.
Alyson Zetta Williams
2.26.20
Culture

This filmmaker is illuminating London’s hidden Latin American community

By giving voice to British-Latinx teens, Brazilian director Romano Pizzichini hopes to put their culture on the map -- and help protect it from gentrification.
Matt Glazebrook
2.13.20
Culture

Cottagecore is the pastoral fantasy aesthetic taking over TikTok

The new internet trend for tranquility-craving teenagers is “all about softness and being gentle."
Sarah Woolley
2.12.20
Culture

Here's what it's like to be a teenager in Tokyo today

Meet 16-year-old pop stars, fashion designers and kick boxers as they talk about changing attitudes towards identity and climate crisis in the Japanese capital.
Jenna Mahale
1.21.20
tokyo

What home means to Tokyo’s youth

Berlin-based photographer Sophie Klock takes us on a journey of self-discovery and friendship in her new book ‘Eight Visits’.
Juule Kay
1.20.20
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