Those who started large social and cultural projects have hit a brick wall – hostile authorities and an apathetic social environment. Disappointed, they took refuge in their personal spaces. But their creative spirit continued to work in private.
Friends started getting involved, then their friends’ friends, then entire communities were trading ideas, making projects and having lots of fun. Their houses slowly turned from homes into small cultural centres.
Each one of them became a hot spot of innovation and free spirit, giving a sense of purpose to the people involved. Together they can create an unstructured cultural network to fill the void left by formal and laborious institutions. It’s easy to kill an establishment, but an informal network is very resilient as long as its communities are alive.
The Night of the Houses is a bridge between these communities. It’s an event which gives consistency to a new cultural trend.”