With the application of the Maas-Rhine area for cultural capital of Europe in 2018, the photographical project „Focus 2018“ was developed in cooperation with the Bleiberger Fabrik in Aachen. The project was invented to represent the perspectives and aimes of young individuals. My project was built around one main question: „how do i see myself in the year 2018?“ With my support, 12 pupils of a high school in Jülich/Germany, were asked to answer this question photographically. Because of the extraordinary nature of Polaroid films, i decided to use this medium to picture the girls dreams and vague ideas of the future. The project was ment to run between 2011 and 2018. Unfortunatly the financial support was discontinued, when the Maas-Rhine area lost the contest for cultural capital of Europe.