12 Oct 2017
Third Culture Kids X T-post®
We’re so proud to announce the collaboration with the creatives over at TRANS94 (former RMH) and their new book and scholarship, Third Culture Kids. TRANS94 are the collective behind Swedish artists like Silvana Imam, Cherrie and Erik Lundin.
So what the f**k is TCK, you say? The term was initially used by researchers John and Ruth Useem to describe the children of ambassadors. It can be summarized as “children raised in a culture other than their parents’’, or as Useem puts it, “children who accompany their parents into another society”. A famous example is Barack Obama, who spent four years of his childhood in Indonesia. Babak Azarmi, the creative mind behind TRANS94, came across the term and could strongly relate to it growing up in Sweden as a child of international parents.
This epiphany has now resulted into a book released under the collective name Ra Hidaya Modig, which contains stories and photos from Third Culture Kids, and features Silvana Imam, supermodel Sap, artists Cherrie and Mapei, filmmaker Rojda Sekersöz and many more. The book, Third Culture Kids, features contributions from over 50 people.
The first time I was in contact with Babak was back in 2014. We talked about several possible collaborations, but for whatever reason we never got around to get any of them off the ground. But now finally, 3 years later, we’re making it happen, and we couldn’t be prouder!
These pictures are all pictures of “third culture kids” which will be randomly printed on T-post #140, along with video interviews with them telling their stories. In order of appearance on the cover: SAP, Erik Lundin, Babak Azarmi, Cherrie, Fatima Jelassi, Paul Edwardss.