twin cities

Norwich is twinned with four towns and cities: Rouen in France, Koblenz in Germany, Novi Sad in Serbia and El Viejo in Nicaragua.

The aim of twinning cities ‘was seen as a way of spreading understanding of different cultures.’ It also ‘encourages communities to look beyond their boundaries and reach out to other countries and different cultures; to discover opportunities for working together and to build friendship and understanding in the world.’ A notion which I felt was particularly relevant with the uncertainly surrounding Brexit.

I travelled to each European city to create a visual map of the location, to explore the visual echo’s each place had with Norwich and each other, while also trying to discover what gives them their sense of place.

Stefan Ebelewicz 2019