SENILE CITY – Understanding Depopulation in Croatia

 

Senile City is a long-term analogue documentary project that looks at Požega, an Eastern Croatian town in Slavonija County, which has been going through a major demographic shift. Since Croatia became an EU member state in July 2013, masses of young Croatians have emigrated, mainly for economic reasons. The Croatia that is being left behind is ageing, and as a result, social and economic structures are dramatically changing.

 

The project is a work in progress and will be the subject of my MA thesis for the MA Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. 

 

The analogue photos you will see here are of my grandmother, Milena Filipović (81). I follow her as she runs her daily errands in town, in an attempt to see Požega’s changing state through her.

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