In late 2003, Georgia's "Rose revolution" bought the promise of an open, free and democratic future.
Since this time the Government has faced a number of hostilities from it's giant neighbour Russia. This has included military and economic support for the breakaway Georgian republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the banning of Georgian produce from the Russia market, a hike in gas prices, erratic delivery of energy supplies during winters, a transport and economic blockade from October 2006, and a harsh crackdown and expulsion of Georgians in Russia.
This culminated in the war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008.
Throughout this time Georgians have struggled with the daily task of surviving under difficult conditions while trying to create a viable democratic country.
This work looks at signs in the domestic and public spheres, when taken together, begins to build a representation of how the people of Georgia negotiate the space that they find themselves in.
This is the first chapter of an ongoing project.