Existential Fairy Tales: An Interview with Lithuanian Author Rasa Aškinytė

Existential Fairy Tales: An Interview with Lithuanian Author Rasa Aškinytė

"The surface layer of fairy tales is simple, and it creates an illusion that we can understand them easily. It’s the same with everything in life."Continue Reading →

Fiction: The Easiest – Rasa Aškinytė

Fiction: The Easiest – Rasa Aškinytė

"I know who I was in my previous lives (although I might have mixed up the order of events)..."Continue Reading →

The State Is Not a Work of Art: Thinking about Nationalism in Tallinn

The State Is Not a Work of Art: Thinking about Nationalism in Tallinn

An exhibition that deals with deconstructing the notions of nationalism and the nation-state takes place at one of the most symbolically burdened locations in EstoniaContinue Reading →

Previews of Baltic Screen Week in London

Previews of Baltic Screen Week in London

This week in London, Baltic View is putting on a series of films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Previews and trailers here.Continue Reading →

A City with a VD Problem: Policing Prostitution in Tsarist Tallinn

A City with a VD Problem: Policing Prostitution in Tsarist Tallinn

Second only to the capital of St Petersburg in incidence of syphilis and gonorrhoea, Tallinn outranked much larger cities in the Russian Empire in terms of infection.Continue Reading →

Jan Bułhak – the Man Who Captured Turn-of-the-Century Vilnius

Jan Bułhak – the Man Who Captured Turn-of-the-Century Vilnius

“My far-away, unknown colleagues and friends – take pictures with your heart!”Continue Reading →

Being Non-Binary in a Language Without Gendered Pronouns – Estonian

Being Non-Binary in a Language Without Gendered Pronouns – Estonian

Gendered languages pose problems for identity expression. But what about genderless languages? Does Estonian offer a natural home for the nonbinary?Continue Reading →

Photographic Notes on Latvia’s Capital – Ģirts Raģelis

Photographic Notes on Latvia’s Capital – Ģirts Raģelis

Ģirts Raģelis's project Pilsētas piezīmes [City Notes] gives a fascinating insight into the many contrasting sides of the largest city in the Baltic states.Continue Reading →

Reading Between Kopli’s Lines: Exploring Tallinn’s Vanishing Slum

Reading Between Kopli’s Lines: Exploring Tallinn’s Vanishing Slum

"For the adventurer, photographer, urban explorer or historian, Kopli Lines are a beautifully preserved window into the past."Continue Reading →

Photographic Pioneers in Soviet-Era Latvia: the Story of Riga Photo Club

Photographic Pioneers in Soviet-Era Latvia: the Story of Riga Photo Club

Founded in 1962, Riga Photo Club revolutionised photography in Soviet-era Latvia, putting on the first-ever exhibition in the Antarctic along the way.Continue Reading →

Deep Baltic Podcast – Lietuva

Deep Baltic Podcast – Lietuva

For the second ever Deep Baltic podcast, Will Mawhood is joined in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second city, by Richard Schofield and Žilvinas Rinkšelis for a discussion that covers the country’s Jewish…Continue Reading →

Lichen – Adam Cullen

Lichen – Adam Cullen

If I had a car/ if we had time/ I'd take you/ first to a ferry/ and then/ over sea/ island-bound...Continue Reading →