Protest Architecture

  • Photographer
    Nailia Schwarz, Germany
  • Prize
    Silver Winner in Architecture/Buildings

Lützerath was a small village located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. It became famous because of the protests of eco-activists. There is a coal deposit on the site of the village. Activists and the energy concern RWE were fighting over this piece of land. During their stay in Lützerat, people organized themselves, and a village with a peculiar architecture grew up. I was able to visit the site shortly before all the structures were demolished and documented some of the buildings. I worked with an analogue large format camera Wista.