For the Third Culture Kids June 15, 2013 – Posted in: book arts

third culture

Love this project by Jessica Y. Wen for her Artist Books class at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Third Culture Kids: A set of of 5 Self-Identity Accordion Books.


A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture may be assimilated into the TCK’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.


Wen designed and produced a set of 5 books, each individually designed and pertaining to a different kids experience.  This set is meant to view individually as well as together. “On the surface level, looks just like an ordinary person with ordinary background. However, once the audience open the book— you started to see the unique international perspective and value.”



Wen’s project on Behance 


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