The border regions of the Baltic states are home to diverse ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic communities who have often been marginalised from mainstream national narratives or reduced to stereotypes in Western media. This is particularly the case of the Russophone communities in Narva and Daugavpils, who have often been stigmatised as subject to Russian influence and as a potential security threat. Offering a unique glimpse of life in the borderlands of the Baltic states, this project provides an alternative perspective on the region, going beyond stereotypical views commonly presented in the media.
The project is led by photographer and videographer Sami Siva, with contributions from Michael Cole and Catherine Gibson.
In 2021-22 this project is generously funded by a Baumanis Grant for Creative Projects in Baltic Studies from the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies.