Space Transformation

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Hoich hamlet: forest, wolves and Katia

She dreamed of having her own artist’s hamlet and holding festivals, film screenings and various art projects with her friends there. She spent a year looking for a village with minimal population. Now that she has found it, she’s constantly...

Vesele. The Hromada of environmental (green) initiatives

Residents of the Veselivska Hromada aren’t afraid of being proactive and working on collaborative and experimental projects. Currently, they are building a solar power plant at the site of a deserted landfill. Due to the modernization help of Swedish experts,...

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