Gentrification threatens the artists’ colony where ‘a dog has the right to be a dog.’
VILNIUS — In Užupis, Lithuania, a gate is not just a gate.
A gate, you see, is a symbol — of barriers, of impossibilities, of divisions between people and of outdated ideas about property.
A symbol that might belong in oldLithuania, but is unwelcome in Užupis, a bohemian self-proclaimed republic in the center of the former Soviet country’s capital.
In fact, there are symbols everywhere: The crowd-funded…