Baltic Stories

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.

Published by Urban Institute / Culture Crab (Riga)
Authors & editors: Anete Ušča, Liana Ivete Benke
Photographers: Romanas Naryškin, Monika Jagusinskytė, Andrejs Strokins, Kristine Madjare, Patrik Tamm, Kiur Kaasik
Contributors: Dovilė Valkauskaitė Gaižauskienė, Siarhei Liubimau, Maria Derlõš, Polina Ljaševa
Design: Alexey Murashko
Supporters – Baltic Culture Fund, Ziemeļvalstu Ministru padomes birojs Latvijā and Arctic Paper.

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