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WABA WANGLA
2024

Vares Residency, Valga, Estonia
Tartu European Capital of Culture

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This project was executed by DE JENZ during a one month artist residency in Valga, in south Estonia.

We wanted to engage the town's youth in taking over an unused space and making it their hangout.

Our choice fell on the abandoned Kreisi (district) building, which housed a jail during two Soviet periods. Later it served as a storage until a damaging fire broke out. Its metal bars and imposing cell doors speaks of its history.

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