Individual expression under "goulash communism"
The Amazing Art on These Communist-Era Houses Was a Rebellion Back Then
During the Goulash Communism era, people started painting the facades of their houses with abstract shapes, in wild shades of color...
“Today you can buy a car you like, you can do everything you like. In this uniform world where people were not allowed to have some individuality, you had to wait for the same car as your neighbor," Roters says. "The facade is what I can show to the outside to the world. This was a free space at this time where the people can show and express their individuality.”