Klaus Neuburg, Sebastian Pranz, Wato Tseretelli et al. (eds.)
–Tbilisi. Archive of Transition
_The changing faces of Tbilisi
_Multiple dimension of urban transformation
_Different perspectives by different protagonists
_Texts are accompanied by images and photo essays
The capital of Georgia practically presents a new face every day. Ambitious building projects and large foreign investments are constantly changing the cityscape of Tbilisi. This relentless development is the subject of much debate among the city’s residents: What should be preserved and what may be subjected to change? What is available for sale and what is common property? What do we want to remember and what are our sources of inspiration?
Urban planners, architects, and activists recount what the changes mean to them and to life in this remarkable and fascinating city. The very diverse and impressively illustrated contributions give an immediate view of the multiple changes taking place between the desire for the preservation of the past and the dawn of a new era.