Category Archive: Continuity of the self

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party in the UK, as a child

Children in 1904


Franklin D. Roosevelt, president of the USA (1933 – 1945), as a child

David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as a child 

The switch from innocence to maturity: BBC documentary “Up New Generation”

21 Up New Generation is a documentary series by the BBC. They follow a group of children at seven-year intervals, beginning in year 2000, when they were seven, and revisiting them as they grow up into… Continue reading

Is it possible for an adult and a child to be friends? // by Esther in Brussels

“When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply… Continue reading

Silvio Berlusconi, Italian politician and entrepreneur, as a child


We just received a new response to our questionnaire. It is by Lauren Rolwing, an illustrator from the USA, represented by Below is a transcript and a scan of it: Questions: 1. Where… Continue reading


We just received a new response to our questionnaire. It is by Yuly Rodriguez, founder of By ZebraBooks and The Kiosk. Below is a transcript and a scan of it: Questions: 1. Where are you… Continue reading


We sent a questionnaire about childhood and adulthood to some people. We just received our first response, by Thomas Kern, a Swiss photographer. Below is a transcript and a scan of it: Questions:… Continue reading

Barack Obama, president of the USA, as a child

Putin again

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, with his mother:

A 9 year old London girl visits the Southbank Centre

Our 9 year old contributor, Sofia Lewis, visited the Imagine Children´s Festival at the Southbank Centre with her mother in its last day. She wrote a few words on it and took some… Continue reading

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian ex-Prime Minister, as a child and with her grandmother

Kids Doing Adult Stuff

Kids Doing Adult Stuff is a video produced by Nuestro Mexico del Futuro in the context of the Mexican presidential elections in 2012. At the end of the video the children ask the… Continue reading

Life goes on for Cat Child, Snake Father, Mother Dog and the rest. (The pet perspective).

Cat Child, Snake Father, Mother Dog  and their loved ones need to continue with their lives despite of the change from human into animal. Click on the pictures to see how each story… Continue reading

Chino Otsuka: Imagine Finding Me

“If, again I have a chance to meet, there is so much I want to ask and so much I want to tell” Series of pictures of Japanese London–based photographer Chino Otsuka where she… Continue reading

Storytelling / Child perspectives

A gallery of writings by a 9 year old London girl.

What stands between Putin and the people is his adulthood

Above: Putin as a boy. Below: a rag doll of Putin used in the Maslenica ritual during an eco-protest in Russia, later burnt. The writing says: “I don´t give a fuck about you”. There is… Continue reading