Grozny Nine Cities

Grozny, the capital of war-torn Chechnya, is a melting pot forchanging Caucasus society that is trying to overcome a post-traumashock of two recent wars and find its own way of life in betweentraditional Chechen values, Muslim traditions, and globalization, tocope with rapidly changing role of women, increasing contrast betweenrich and poor and political games.

Our project Grozny, Nine Cities is inspired by a Thornton Wilder book,Theophilus North, and centers on the idea of nine cities being hiddenin one, which gives us a concept to explore specific aspects of theaftermath of two Chechen wars considering them as "cities" hiddenwithin Grozny.