Neighborhoods Bratislava 2004 / Statement + History
I came to Bratislava when Slovakia joined the EU in May 2004.The capital city sits between the Carpathian Mountains and the river Danube, less than an hour from Vienna. When I arrived here I discovered a place of contrasts, which were visible in more than just the architecture. Walking through my adopted neighborhood those contrasts seemed amplified by the differences in attitude between the up and coming artists and musicians I met and the older generation that appeared a little lost and confused. Something I thought of as the hopes and the realities: The hopes of those born after the fall of communism and the realities of the older generation who had lived through it.