In a ongoing study in Riga, the capitol of Latvia, children in a large scale housing area are studied. Their everyday reality is investigated as welle as their dreams about future. The study is running for four years, 1997-2001, and different methods are used. For examples the children has written compositions on how they want to live in the future. In their life of today as well as intheir dreams a strong feeling for nature shows but also a strong wish for consumption and western lifestyle. (The study includes more aspects of life in the periphery that are not described this time.)