Promprylad. Investing in Ivano-Frankivsk

Promprylad.Renovation is an unprecedented example of transforming an abandoned Soviet plant into a modern business cluster involving private investment in Ukraine. Following the example of the Urban Space 100 project (a social restaurant in Ivano-Frankivsk — tr.), Yuriy Fylyuk and...

A house instead of a fence

Although their background is not in architecture or construction, Roman and Yaryna Bahovsky decided to invest in building eco-frіendly prefab homes. After working for a while on reforms in police and customs departments, Roman decided to shift his focus to...

Craft Laboratory and Something Interesting: In Search of Lviv glass

In 2011, in one of the central courtyards of Lviv, a boutique shop- opened to bring together all those interested in the arts and crafts, with a particular focus on glasswork. A group of friends and experimenters opened “Something Interesting”,...

Diduly. Family of social projects

Natalia and Petro Diduly are parents of five children, participants in the Revolution on Granite, members of the Lion Society and of the Ukrainian Catholic University community. Two of their sons, Yurko and Pavlo, are the founders of the Building...

Dolyna and Vyhoda as seen by Michael Shchur

In the Ambassadors project, famous people show the towns where they grew up: what they were like in the past, and how they have changed. In the twelfth episode, the TV presenter and journalist Roman Vintoniv (better known as Michael...

Vytynanka: from traditional craft to contemporary interior design

The art of vytynanka – or papercutting – first appeared in rural villages in Ukraine in the middle of the 19th century, as a form of home decoration. For a long time, it was considered to be a dying art....

How to ride across the US and build your own ranch

“The best thing I’ve done in my life was driving across the United States”, Lviv businessman Ostap Lun says. After Ostap had returned from the trip in 2012, he realized that he needed to do something more than just business....

Exporting Lviv

A little over a decade ago, Lviv saw the creation of a company that subsequently took over being the city’s brand ambassador. They created or merged brands that linked Lviv with coffee, books, chocolate, beer, festivals, and creative establishments. Lviv...

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