35 Millimeters of Interwar
A place in Lithuania once known as the „Little Paris“ - a city by the name of Kaunas. After the end of the First World War, the interwar architecture started to emerge here. It infused this city with an exceptional character and atmosphere. From once deprived northwest czar Russian governorate center it transformed into a modern western city. 


This modern image was shaped mostly by bright and creative architects, who graduated abroad, such as:
K. Reisonas, V. Dubeneckis, F. Vizbaras, V. Žemkalnis-Landsbergis, E. Frykas and others, who blended the international interwar architecture style with national elements, which bestowed it with unique identity, which hardly could be found anywhere else.
During these 20 years, buildings sprung up in whole blocks rather than singly. Czar Russian two storey houses were replaced by five-six storey buildings, which reflected global architecture tendencies of those times. There is no other city in Lithuania which could boast such tremendous interwar structure concentration. Most of this heritage survived through the war and was not demolished.
Our values and views are as everchanging as the times passing by, therefore, nowadays the singularity of these constructions is often unnoticed by the common eye. Even though this architecture is regarded as heritage, not all of the buildings have stood well to the test of time. Some are crumbling because of the lack of care or are empty and forgotten, left to decay. Now only the time can tell the future of this architectural heritage.
During these walks, stowed into 35mm film, I captured the surviving Kaunas interwar architecture fragments and features, glowing in the sun and residing in bold shadows, once born out of young country‘s citizens creativity outburst.
35 Millimeters of Interwar
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35 Millimeters of Interwar

Creativity and freedom outburst in Kaunas interwar architecture stowed into 35m film.
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