How topical are the problems and views of the Expressionist youth of the turn of the century compared to those of today? This question was asked by students of the advanced German class 11 of the Latina August Hermann Francke after they had seen the exhibition »Moderne Jugend? Jungsein in den Franckeschen Stiftungen 1890-1933«. The search for an answer to this question quickly turned into a creative project: ego-decay, ego-search, ideals of beauty, drug problems, stress, anonymity and war are the topics that the pupils dealt with during the project, and so they created their own texts and pictures, which are presented on posters.
The results quickly show that youth has changed, but there is also a basic idea that still occupies young people today: »The life of every human being is a path towards oneself, the attempt of a path, the suggestion of a path«. (both quotes Hermann Hesse: Demian. The story of Emil Sinclair's youth)