Roots to Routes is an initiative gathering a community of artists, curators and cultural producers whose trajectories are connected to the Baltic states region. Acting as a nomadic agency, its goal is to support and make visible artistic practices beyond cultural and (geo)political borders. An important part of the collaboration is to create and develop possible joint projects, aiming to build sustainable networks and forms of cooperation between various communities.

Roots to Routes manifests itself through exhibitions, performances, screenings, publications and commissioning. Our first collaboration started in Marseille as part of the Manifesta 13 Biennial programme Les Parallèles du Sud in 2020. Since then, concepts such as ‘belonging’, ‘identity’ and ‘community engagement’ have been integral parts of different collaborations.

Founders and curatorial team: Merilin Talumaa, Maija Rudovska and Justė Kostikovaitė

Graphic design: Viktor Gurov