An unfolding signifier: London's Baltic Exchange in Tallinn

Burch, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-8293-1850, 2008. An unfolding signifier: London's Baltic Exchange in Tallinn. Journal of Baltic Studies, 39 (4), pp. 451-473. ISSN 0162-9778

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In the summer of 2007 an unusual cargo arrived at Muuga and Paldiski harbors outside Tallinn. It consisted of nearly 50 containers holding over 1,000 tons of building material ranging from marble columns, staircases and fireplaces, to sculpted allegorical figures, wooden paneling and old-fashioned telephone booths. They were once part of the Baltic Exchange in the City of London. Soon they will become facets of the landscape of Tallinn. The following article charts this remarkable story and deploys this fragmented monument to analyze three issues relating to the Estonian capital: the relocation of the ‘Bronze Soldier’, the demolition of the Sakala Culture Center, and Tallinn’s future role as European Cultural Capital in 2011.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Baltic Studies
Creators: Burch, S.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 2008
Volume: 39
Number: 4
ISSN: 0162-9778
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:16

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