Presenting in Hainburg an der Donau


Few moments before the presentation at Lange Nacht der Türme, Hainburg an der Donau, Oct 3rd. Thanks to Kulturerbe-Gesellschaft Mittelalterstadt Hainburg for organization and to everybody for coming!


New bus line Kittsee – Rusovce (?)


‘In connection to the gradually growing migration of citizens of Bratislava and its surroundings to the bordering neighborhoods in Austria, the city quarter Rusovce came with the initiative for a regular bus line Rusovce – Kittsee. The negotiations started in August last year. Until now no real progress… ‘

(article in Slovak)

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Confronting Borders Old and New: An Interview With Josef Koudelka


Prague, negative August 1968; print 1990. Image courtesy of © Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos

I grew up behind the Iron Curtain, like many people in Eastern and Central Europe. All my life I wanted to go behind the Wall, to go on the other side. But in fact I never saw the Wall. It was difficult to get close, they wouldn’t let us. To try to get close meant that you are trying to escape. But in spite of that the Wall was present all the time in my mind. I wanted to get out of the cage, to see what was on the other side. I knew that what they were telling us was not true, that they were trying to manipulate us. I wanted to learn for myself what the truth is.

Exiles, 1968, Wall… Josef Koudelka’s work makes borders visible, while his personal story of a nomad, based upon his work and views. He has been crossing many borders, challenging the ‘Old World’ by that. Which role does his testimony of isolation and communication play in these days?

Read the whole interview here:

High voltage in fences on the Czechoslovak border was kept secret


former Czechoslovak minister for Internal Affairs, Lubomir Strougal

High voltage in the fence on the borders during Communism might be classified in Czech Republic as crime against humanity. Slovak side says it was a part of the legislative of those times.

(article in Slovak)