Sosnivka. Creating instead of mining

In Sosnivka, a mining town on the border of Volyn and Halychyna, five guys have taken the risk of opening their own glassware studio, where they mostly make smoking devices — pipes and hand-crafted bubblers. It all started in...

Fighting rural migration

Only 10 years ago people from Khorokhoryn village in the Volyn region were leaving en masse for Poland as migrant workers. But as soon as one of those workers – Vitaliy Karpovych – came home with the idea of growing...

Burning Man and Nikopol

Viacheslav Hudenok became known thanks to the American Festival, Burning Man, where in 2017 he presented a fire sculpture symbolizing Ukraine’s entry into a new era. Impressed by the event, Viacheslav brought the idea of organizing festivals to Nikopol. Together...

The unifying radio

Despite the proliferation of social networks, the Facebook of the 60’s amateur radio still exists. This “social network” was admired all over the world in the second half of the twentieth century, but there are still thousands of people who...

The Living Museum of Accordions in Zhashkiv

The town of Zhashkiv is home to one of the biggest collections of accordions in Ukraine. Ivan Sukhyi works on the second floor of the town’s music school: since 1991, he has been leading the children’s accordion ensemble, which has...

An eco-friendly hoover

Not many villages have any particular feature that would make them stand out. But the villages Savran, Osychky, and Vilshanka in Podillia have their own specialty: making wicker brooms, or “vinyky.” Locals call such brooms environmentally friendly hoovers. Here, as...

A Crisis that Unites Ukrainians

Most countries around the world were not prepared for a global pandemic, and it has become a real challenge for the civil society of each country. Government systems were too clumsy to implement the necessary changes quickly.

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