Space Transformation

Promprylad. The Renovation changing Ivano-Frankivsk

Promprylad.Renovation is a former Soviet plant, which has been successfully transformed into one of the most modern urban spaces in Ukraine. A dance school, a contemporary art gallery, a multimedia laboratory, children’s informal education clubs, a city development laboratory, and...

Starobilsk. The new life of a library

In 2014 an influential academic library moved from Luhansk, which was occupied by Russian terrorist groups, to the small city of Starobilsk. All they had back then were documents, a rubber stamp and no books at all. In order to...

The Museum of Ideas: Culture, Glass and Refectory

The Museum of Ideas in Lviv has always been a place of origin for various initiatives: the festival of independent movies ‘KinoLev’, the first glass foundry workshop, a gallery, a refectory and even a fictitious republic began here. The Museum...

What is ‘Izolyatsia’ and IZONE?

Ten years ago an abandoned plant for processing insulation materials was turned into a giant art space ‘Izolyatsia’ in industrial Donetsk, but recently became a prison and a torture chamber by Russian militants. The creators of ‘Izolyatsia’ were forced to...

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...

Public Spaces of Eastern Ukraine

After 2014, the industrial cities in the East of Ukraine, which remained in the territory under Ukrainian control, have been going through a new period of development and rethinking. After shootings and attempts to capture their hometowns, locals started taking...

Otrokiv. The revival of the Mynkovetska state

At the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries and the crossroads of the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires, there existed a separate state on the territory of modern-day Podillia. The state had its own constitution and laws. Most...

SHELTER+. The new generation of Kryvyi Rih

Back in the early 2000s, in the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih there were no public spaces where people could grow in leadership skills and creativity. Brothers Roman and Julii Morozov felt it first-hand. At the time, they were students...

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