2021-09-27

Essay

"In 2006, as a Fulbright Scholar teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (AFAD) in Bratislava, I initiated conversations with new colleagues and friends about how their life had changed since the end of Socialism. I wanted to better understand the experiences of people who, like me, grew up during the Cold War. Over time, as my circle of friends expanded outside of AFAD, I talked with people working in government, NGOS, publishers, wine makers, musicians, villagers and the owners of the small, neighborhood potraviny (grocery), where I shopped for food.

Many of the conversations were so compelling . . . "

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