Graffiti Wars

Situated on the Oder river, the border city of Frankfurt is linked to its Polish sister city Slubice by a bridge. At its best, the relationship between Frankfurt and Slubice makes the city seem like a poster-child for EU values. But a closer look at the graffiti on the city’s walls reveals an ideological battle bubbling under the surface.

With the rise of right-wing populism in Europe and the election of Donald Trump in the United States, the far-right is becoming an increasingly visible global political force. In Frankfurt (Oder), however, they are not alone. The city’s graffiti reveals an accompanying far-left presence – the so-called Antifa.

Inspired by long walks in the city centre, Eilish Hart explores the ongoing dialogue between the far-left and far-right in Frankfurt (Oder), where both sides have opted for spray-paint and stickers as their weapons of choice.

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