Social Spaces Youth
This is a new collection which aims to document life in the 'social spaces' of Victoria. Which are defined as the physical and, increasingly, virtual public spaces where much of our social interaction and public expression is carried out. They can be owned and regulated either publicly (for instance, streets, laneways, parks and train stations) or privately (for instance, bars, hotels, shopping centres and social networking websites). These spaces can evolve and change throughout their lifespan, but can also morph into different iterations between seasons, between weekday and weekend, or even from day-time to night-time. The collection will initially focus on youth culture and how it is and has been played out in the social spaces of the city, and in regional and country Victoria.