Digging Up Old Wars: On the Road with Latvia’s Explosive Ordnance Soldiers

Digging Up Old Wars: On the Road with Latvia’s Explosive Ordnance Soldiers

While the Latvian Land Forces are busy training for future confrontations, Pūce and his techs are busy “rendering safe” explosives left behind from the Soviet occupation.Continue Reading →

The “New Russian Empire” and the Baltic States: an Interview with Agnia Grigas

The “New Russian Empire” and the Baltic States: an Interview with Agnia Grigas

"Moscow has long relied on ethnic politics to achieve their aims of weakening and destabilizing their neighbours or newly conquered territories."Continue Reading →

“Kas ir Hipsteri?” – Changing Times in a Small Latvian City

“Kas ir Hipsteri?” – Changing Times in a Small Latvian City

Cēsis has changed rather a lot in the last few years, probably more than any other single town in Latvia, and the best place to get the measure of these…Continue Reading →

“I Want To Stay Here”: A Chat with Gambian Jallo in Latvian

“I Want To Stay Here”: A Chat with Gambian Jallo in Latvian

"I can’t speak about the future, but I think that there is a lot that I will be able to give to Latvia."Continue Reading →

Latvia’s Oil City Ventspils: A Strange “Success Story”

Latvia’s Oil City Ventspils: A Strange “Success Story”

Frequently, in discussions with people about the depopulation and decline of their town, they will point to Ventspils as an example of what could be done.Continue Reading →

“Aukstās Dienas…” Singing in Latvian – Without Ever Having Been to Latvia

“Aukstās Dienas…” Singing in Latvian – Without Ever Having Been to Latvia

"First, we had to compose a song about Latvia, a country we had never visited, based entirely on our own imagination..."Continue Reading →

Up the Baltick with Boswell and Johnson

Up the Baltick with Boswell and Johnson

"Marienburg is a vast city equal in size with London, planned with perfect regularity both architecturally and in its social organization."Continue Reading →

Spin Unit: Revealing the City through Art and Science

Spin Unit: Revealing the City through Art and Science

We aim to hack the invisible city, leverage the secret strengths of urban spaces, and explore how the many characters, all the different layers of the urban fabric come togetherContinue Reading →

Baltic Artists Brought the World Home – But at What Cost?

Baltic Artists Brought the World Home – But at What Cost?

How did something so distinctively American as jazz reach the young Republic of Estonia?Continue Reading →

Era of Dance: How Riga Brought Techno Music to the Soviet Union

Era of Dance: How Riga Brought Techno Music to the Soviet Union

A new Latvian/Russian documentary film tells the story of how the techno explosion of the '80s was brought to the Soviet Union - via RigaContinue Reading →

A Western Latvian Road Trip through an Ideological Lens

A Western Latvian Road Trip through an Ideological Lens

"Priekule has one of the largest cow herds in the region. In 1976 the average yield from cattle reached 3,710 kg..."Continue Reading →

Britain and the Baltics 2 – …to Peep Show

Britain and the Baltics 2 – …to Peep Show

"We consider [the Soviet Union and Russia] to be synonymous, don't we?"Continue Reading →