Archive for April 10th, 2011


100/2011 fight for turku – lost?

Yesterday was the premiere of the documentary ‘Fight for Turku’, about the destruction of a lot of beautiful old architecture in our town, over the last 50 years. One point of the documentary was to show how, after World War II, people wanted something modern in place of the old, and that’s when the monstrous concrete blocks started appearing. Another point were young alternative artists, who still keep squatting old deserted buildings, demanding an autonomous cultural centre for themselves, but time after time, they lose the battles against politicians, and big construction companies.

Seeing the film really opened my eyes to look at my town differently. The same phenomenon is still rampant all over town. Money talks. How long before this unusual corner house will have to go, and another characterless box will rise in its place? The one behind it is already gone!


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