Baltic Stories. A visual guide to spaces of culture and the people behind them


Baltic Stories — an alternative visual guidebook — explores the relationship between culture, place and people in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This journey through the Baltic states delves into the small-scale, everyday and unexpected — a street art festival in Tartu changing the perception of public space, a Vilnius community radio started by friends, green urban gardens, cutting edge contemporary art spaces, decaying Soviet heritage that still serves as a meeting point for locals, and more.

30 inspiring stories with original photography by up-and-coming photographers uncover the diversity of local culture and its wide-reaching effects, while examining what Baltic means today. For independent cultural tourists, policymakers, and anyone else willing to explore and take part in shared and meaningful placemaking practices.

Title: Baltic Stories. A visual guide to spaces of culture and the people behind them
Authors & Editors: Anete Ušča, Liāna Ivete Beņķe
Photographers:  Romanas Naryškin, Monika Jagusinskytė, Andrejs Strokins, Kristīne Madjare, Patrik Tamm, Kiur Kaasik
Contributors: Dovilė Valkauskaitė Gaižauskienė, Siarhei Liubimau, Maria Derlõš, Polina Ljaševa
Design: Alexey Murashko
Size: 17.5x24.5, 240 pages
Language: English
Release date: 2021

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