TRACING EUROPE is Mikko Waltari’s photography project start-up that aims to research the social change in Europe during the past three decades. The project is a continuation of Documentary Spectacle, and is further inspired by his holiday-experience and the snapshots presented below, as well as by Francis Fukuyama, who in 1992 published his book The End of History and the Last Man. Fukuyama’s proposition is that the long battle between various ideologies had ended to the victory of western liberal democracy. In his opinion this might have signalled the endpoint of humanity's sociocultural evolution and the final form of human government. However, Fukuyama's thesis has faced a lot of critique since it's publication. The unpredictable, recent changes of the global situation have led Fukuyama to reshape his formulation.
Do you have a personal story related to a social change in your EU/EEC country, which you'd like to share? (Your stories will remain an anonymous part of the research, unless otherwise agreed.) Please use the CONTACT-page!