Eglė Rindzevičiūtė and Linara Dovydaitytė took part in the on-line discussion “Working with the Post-Cold War Heritages in the Baltics and Beyond”
Eglė Rindzevičiūtė presented the paper ‘Heritage and Predictability’ and Linara Dovydaitytė took a part as a respondent in the on-line discussion “Working with the Post-Cold War Heritages in the Baltics and Beyond” organised by the Latvian Center for Contemporary Art in Riga in collaboration with Kumu Art Museum and the research project “Estonian Environmentalism in the 20th Century” (Tallinn).
Eglė Rindzevičiūtė addressed what can be described as the politics of futurity of infrastructures in the Baltic states. During the last two centuries (at least), the societies of the three Baltic states experienced a series of radical political and social changes as they were transformed from colonial hinterlands to modern nation states (celebrating their centennials this year), to become state socialist republics for a half century, before turning to liberal democracy. However, a closer look at the development of Baltic infrastructure tells a no-less dramatic story, where functional systems of biosphere, energy, logistics and information were assembled and disassembled by different governmental regimes, with all these assemblages leaving a scarred social tissue behind.