Back to Shul: Capturing the Uses of Lithuania’s 100 Former Synagogues

Back to Shul: Capturing the Uses of Lithuania’s 100 Former Synagogues

"I visited and photographed former synagogues in 59 Lithuanian towns, villages and cities whose contemporary uses include churches, funeral parlours, shops, hairdressers..."Continue Reading →

Discussing Identity and Minorities in an Estonian Border City, Pt. 2

Discussing Identity and Minorities in an Estonian Border City, Pt. 2

Narva is a particularly interesting place to discuss minorities and identy, being more overwhelmingly minority-majority than any large city in the Baltics.Continue Reading →

Discussing Identity and Minorities in an Estonian Border City

Discussing Identity and Minorities in an Estonian Border City

Narva is a particularly interesting place to discuss minorities and identy, being more overwhelmingly minority-majority than any large city in the Baltics.Continue Reading →

Vilnius Tries to Find Brits to Hug Ahead of Referendum

Vilnius Tries to Find Brits to Hug Ahead of Referendum

Without the EU, I would not have been employed by Vilnius Municipality.Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Being Baltic

The Benefits of Being Baltic

Estonian and Latvian history over the last few hundred years has, in its broad outlines, been almost identicalContinue Reading →

Nordic by Nordic East: Estonia’s Regional Identity

Nordic by Nordic East: Estonia’s Regional Identity

Because Estonians are ethnically a Fennic people and speak a Fennic language, many are drawing closer to the idea of presenting a regional Nordic identity to the wider world.Continue Reading →

Latvia’s Barricades of Freedom – What Do They Mean 25 Years On?

Latvia’s Barricades of Freedom – What Do They Mean 25 Years On?

The barricades were defensive barriers put up as an act of non-violent resistance against troops attempting to reassert Soviet power over the nationContinue Reading →

Inaccurate and Dangerous: the BBC’s World War III Latvia Drama

Inaccurate and Dangerous: the BBC’s World War III Latvia Drama

"Inside the War Room" is not a good programme, and not a good reflection of reality in LatgaleContinue Reading →

“The Capital of Empty Spaces”: Dealing with the Shrinking of the Great Baltic City

“The Capital of Empty Spaces”: Dealing with the Shrinking of the Great Baltic City

Since the restoration of Latvia’s independence in 1991, Riga has shrunk by more than 25%.Continue Reading →

Why this is Deep Baltic

Why this is Deep Baltic

This article is meant to sort of justify our existence.Continue Reading →