The exhibition considers the Soviet and Nazi occupation through an as yet little-known, somewhat controversial prism – the resistance of the local population. Challenges: how to maintain visitors’ interest in substantial content and present it in four languages; how to subordinate the visual drama to the central axis of the content – individual resistance stories displayed in an authentic KGB prison environment. Solutions: encourage visitors to discover “hidden” history through information media, whose content is revealed gradually as visitors interact; allowing content to shine through. Research results: 74% of visitors actively explore the content, spending an average of 1.5 hours.


Author: Krista & Reinis Dzudzilo


Team: Elīna Kalniņa (Content, Text, Project Management), Inese Dreimane (History Consultant), Juris Beņķis, Ojārs Rozītis, Matthias Knoll, Žanna Ezīte (Text Translators), Miķelis Šķēle/SIA IMD (Carpentry Work Manager), Ģirts Kalniņš/SIA IMD (Building Work Manager), Anrijs Krenbergs (Audio Recording Management), Jānis Kollis and Jānis Caune (Programmers)


Jury comment

  • Powerful, provocative and theatrical exhibition design.

    Christopher Turner. Head of the Architecture and Digital Art Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London