candid at cultural center ‘rote fabrik’ where i had my first photo laboratory.
on may 30, 1980, zurich saw the ‘opera riot’ and with it the birth of the zurich youth movement of the 80-ies.
with frequent public protests and manifestations, the young generation fought for a share of the finances that one of the richest cities of the world intended to spend on supporting cultural activities (61 million CHF allone was ment to be spent on the opera).
to meet the demands of the ever growing movement, the council of zurich let an old factory at the shore of the lake to a collective of young people who organized events that suited the taste of the young generation.
the cultural center ‘rote fabrik’ opened its doors in 1981 and has established firmly since the early days.
nikon fe, 35mm, kodak tri-x pan