Border Theories

Border Theories, 2013

The book Border Theories is the result of the artistic investigation Elian Somers undertook into the interplay of ideology, history and urban planning in three cities on the extreme boundaries of Russia.
Photographs and texts cast light on the shadowy zone between plan and reality in Birobidzhan, Kaliningrad and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and the way in which urban planning is employed as a political instrument to write – and rewrite – history in the landscape.

Published by Fw:Books / Design by Hans Gremmen / Texts by Elian Somers, Kerstin Winking and Hester van Gent / Edition of 500 / 24x34 cm / ISBN 978-94-90119-19-5