New East Digital Archive

Post-Soviet visions

Exploring lifestyle and landscape with a generation on the rise

What does it mean to be part of a post-Soviet generation? How does the post-Soviet city, from Tbilisi to Tashkent, continue to inspire the photographers and designers fighting to carve out their own cultural identity?

This four-part special report, which accompanies Calvert 22 Foundation’s new photography exhibition, Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe, attempts to answer these questions, navigating the territory of the post-socialist and post-communist world through the young creatives who grew up in the shadow of the Berlin Wall’s collapse.

From images and design to music and architecture, this is the post-Soviet world through the eyes of a generation leaving the past behind and entering a brave new world of their own making.

A film on image and identity in the New East, by The Calvert Journal

What is the post-Soviet?

An essay on the term that caught the world’s attention


Why does the tower block loom so large in post-Soviet-era photography?