Capturing Middle Europe: the MAP6 Collective in Lithuania

Capturing Middle Europe: the MAP6 Collective in Lithuania

"We were all drawn to Lithuania... not only the newest addition to the Eurozone, but also the geographical centre of Europe."Continue Reading →

Monumental Time, the Soviet Dream and Estonian Music

Monumental Time, the Soviet Dream and Estonian Music

Monumental time sits outside the progress-driven historical time of Soviet utopian ‘millennialism’Continue Reading →

An Accidental Record of History: Dialogues in Silver

An Accidental Record of History: Dialogues in Silver

"This series combines photographs made by my father in the 1980s and pictures made by me as a response 30 years later."Continue Reading →

Nine Months of Deep Baltic, or See You in September

Nine Months of Deep Baltic, or See You in September

Deep Baltic is taking August off while we work on a few big changes to the site, but we hope you’ll be back for more in September. In the meantime, we…Continue Reading →

Dillwyn Smith: Through Daugavpils’ Windows to Rothko

Dillwyn Smith: Through Daugavpils’ Windows to Rothko

The artist Mark Rothko was born in 1903 in Daugavpils, today the second-largest city in LatviaContinue Reading →

Experimental and Extraterritorial: Riga’s Russian-Language Orbita Group

Experimental and Extraterritorial: Riga’s Russian-Language Orbita Group

For almost 15 years, the Orbita group of Riga-based Russian-speaking poets have been redefining Russian-language poetry in Latvia.Continue Reading →

Gradually Fading Beauty: Early Estonian Computer Art

Gradually Fading Beauty: Early Estonian Computer Art

Over the 25 years since the restoration of its independence, Estonia has become well-known internationally for its technological advancement – it was the first country in the world to bring in…Continue Reading →

Kaunas Art Deco: Reminders of Lithuania’s Modernist Interwar Capital

Kaunas Art Deco: Reminders of Lithuania’s Modernist Interwar Capital

"Kaunas’ Art Deco interwar modern architecture is unique to Kaunas, because it’s not a direct copy of French or German architecture."Continue Reading →

Return to Kražiai: Small-Town Lithuania and a Mysterious Discovery

Return to Kražiai: Small-Town Lithuania and a Mysterious Discovery

In 2000, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, a Lithuanian photographer, found himself in Chicago...Continue Reading →

Neighbours but Not Relatives: Translating Between Estonian and Latvian

Neighbours but Not Relatives: Translating Between Estonian and Latvian

Despite an almost identical history over the last few hundred years, Estonians and Latvians speak very different languagesContinue Reading →

Europe’s Slow-Burn Surprise Package: A Guide to Estonian Music

Europe’s Slow-Burn Surprise Package: A Guide to Estonian Music

"I'm from a land called secret Estonia. Nobody knows where it's at."Continue Reading →

The Way We Lived Then

The Way We Lived Then

"To stay alive, to survive, took the greatest effort. It was the one activity that we all engaged in."Continue Reading →