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 →

Hidden Riga: Finding Beauty in a City’s Crumbling Corners

Hidden Riga: Finding Beauty in a City’s Crumbling Corners

On the Paslēptā Rīga page, Jauja posts images from secret courtyards, ornate details in decaying doorways and floral patterns on long-forgotten tiles...Continue Reading →

The Baltic States in a Post-NATO Environment: An Interview with Edward Lucas

The Baltic States in a Post-NATO Environment: An Interview with Edward Lucas

"If we can get through the next few years, which are going to be difficult from a geopolitical point of view, I think the Baltic states have a very bright…Continue Reading →

Keeping Alive an Extinct Language: the Finno-Ugric Tongue of Latvia’s Remote Fishing Villages

Keeping Alive an Extinct Language: the Finno-Ugric Tongue of Latvia’s Remote Fishing Villages

The north-west corner of Latvia, the so-called Livonian coast, is the home of a nation struggling to survive.Continue Reading →

Two Years of Tracking Down Imaginary Latvians

Two Years of Tracking Down Imaginary Latvians

"Imaginary Latvians always seem to make “cameo appearances,” popping up when you least expect it."Continue Reading →

Europe’s Dark Side of the Moon – Life in ’80s Riga

Europe’s Dark Side of the Moon – Life in ’80s Riga

"When I was a young woman, I ventured from America to my ancestral homeland, Latvia, hoping to recognize the country my grandparents and the exile Latvian community had described to…Continue Reading →

Didzis Melbiksis: Sticking Up for Refugees in the Baltics

Didzis Melbiksis: Sticking Up for Refugees in the Baltics

Latvian Didzis Melbiksis is the UNHCR Association Communication Officer for Northern Europe, responsible for managing the UN's communication with the media and public in the region.Continue Reading →