The subject of this symposium ‹The Other Side› brings up two questions. One is geographical: where do we divide east from west and what of the ever-shifting middle European countries? This historical/political elision includes with it the second and equally problematic question of cultural perspective in which the East is typically seen by the West through the romance of folklore and rural tradition or cold war triumph and tragedy. → Lapitkova's presentation include four photographers whose projects overcome these problems by offering insight what it means to look East from a Western perspective. The first three: Marco Citron's ‹Boring Landscape›; Nicholas Winter's ‹Nowy Wilanow›; and Jérémie Aubouin's ‹State of Transition› present landscapes that foreground the ideological and social conditions of their subject and author. The fourth, Jaap Scheeren in his ‹3 Roses, 9 Ravens, 12 Months› critiques and subverts the rhetoric and content of folklore narratives with visual humor, wit and empathy.