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The Three Lives of Warsaw’s Neon
Tracing the history of neonization in Warsaw, Emily Manthei shows us three distinct eras of the noble gas and the one glowing thread tying them together.
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About the Journalist
Emily Manthei is a Berlin-based writer and filmmaker, who focuses on stories about identity, colliding cultures, and curiosity. As a small-project documentary filmmaker, she has chronicled humanitarian work in Bangladesh, El Salvador, Honduras, and Romania, and interviewed artists for Tate Modern and the Martin Gropius Bau Museum. As a journalist and travel writer, her work about colorful subcultures and historical mysteries has appeared in The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Bon Vivant, Open Skies, Travel + Leisure, Roadtrippers, Pipe Wrench Magazine, and many others. In alternate and concurrent lives, Emily has spent time as a set decorator and art director in Los Angeles, a theologian in Scotland, and a wide-eyed traveler in most of Eastern Europe. She is currently in post-production on her first feature film.
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