People in the dunes - PhMuseum

People in the dunes

Andrejs Strokins

2011 - 2014

“People in the dunes” project focuses on the people relations with environment in Bolderaja district which is located in the periphery of the Riga city, few kilometres away from Gulf of Riga. After World War II fishing villages build on the dunes were replaced with blockhouses and some of Bolderāja parts became closed military area. Now 23 years have passed, but It’s mainly Russian-speaking population is still haunted by shadows of a Soviet past.

They are living in poor conditions divided from other parts of the city by rivers, forests and the Baltic sea.

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  • Children's book found in abandoned barracks in Daugavgrīva.

  • Drunk guys on the frozen Gulf of Riga, 2013

  • Diver Jura with plasticine seagull sculpture in Bolderāja, 2013

  • Allotment near to Spilve airport territory, 2013

  • Bolderāja ship repair yard, 2013

  • Daugavgrīva beach, 2013

  • Car repair advertisement in Volēri, 2013

  • Fenced allotment in Volēri, 2013

  • Passengers in Pļavnieki - Bolderaja bus, 2012

  • Dima and Vlad Daugavgrīva forest, 2013

  • People walking near by railways in Bolderaja. Last pasanger train to Bolderaja district was canceled in 1958. Now it is used exclusively for coal transportation.

  • Bar in Bolderāja center, 2013

  • Olga with her dog on frozen Buļļupe river, 2012

  • People walking near by railways in Bolderaja. Last pasanger train to Bolderaja district was canceled in 1958. Now it is used exclusively for coal transportation.

  • Daugavgrīva beach, 2013

  • Bolderāja ship repair yard, 2013

  • Diver Jura with plasticine seagull sculpture in Bolderāja, 2013

  • Apartment in Daugavgrīva, 2012

  • Passengers in Pļavnieki - Bolderaja bus, 2012

  • Dima and Vlad Daugavgrīva forest, 2013

  • Bath house in Bolderāja, 2013

  • Car repair advertisement in Volēri, 2013

  • Allotment near to Spilve airport territory, 2013

  • Drunk guys on the frozen Gulf of Riga, 2013

  • View from 9th floor block house roof in to the Bolderāja district area which was build on sand dunes during the Soviet times, 2011

  • Bolderāja center, 2013


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