The project began after London-based photographer Clara Nebeling stumbled across the last election’s voting statistics, which showed that an alarming 72% of the youngest population with the right to vote (aged between 18 and 24) preferred to stay at home. An exasperating fact, really. But that’s not all. As she herself explains on the website that she’s launched to encourage the youth vote, “the next age group didn’t look more promising. The only one that did was the 55+ one.” So how do we revert this?
Nebeling has teamed up with several other creatives from all over the continent. “We are independent and without political agendas”, they say. Their only goal is for you to vote. But who else is part of this project? Mainly, four artists: Clara Nebeling, Maria Sturm in collaboration with Ana Tiessen and Katinka Schuett, Wendy Huynh, and David Uzochukwu. But there are more people involved: Eloise Harris, Artur Turkuli, Tori West, Jana Lohde, Emma Lydssan, Katharina Kemmler and the agency Kemmler Kemmler.
The four main artists behind the platform EUnited have created a series of stories related to their vision of Europe: of love, of culture, of dreams, and of modernity. Clara Nebeling, in charge of the love story, says: “As a child of a mixed European family (German/Portuguese), I went out to portray the increasing number of intereuropean relationships, which have become more and more since programs like Erasmus started and open borders allowed people to move freely on the continent. It’s my way of showing a growing pan-European identity”.