After accidently stumbling upon a former Red Army camp in an East German forest, Johanna Pruessing learns how history can easily fall into oblivion: either because its legacy is actively eradicated and reversed, or because it is left to decay.
‘With all its tragic implications, war has made the residents of Mariupol reconsider their position in the world and their relation to the city, maybe for the first time since the end of the Soviet dream’. Article and photos by Anna Balazs.
“No pictures!” indicated the man pointing wildly through the window of the central post office in Skopje. Andrea Peinhopf could not be bothered. This, and more brutalist impressions from the Macedonian capital.
In Skopje, Macedonia a new trend has emerged for all things grey. Rachel Ling explores why architects are returning to a colour long-associated with the socialist city.
This week, Alex Casper Cline explores how a Czech shoe company transformed a small town in Essex from a sleepy hamlet into a showpiece of functionalist architecture.