Space Transformation

Bukatynka. An alive museum in abandoned huts

The village Bukatynka in Podillia, despite of its great natural potential and ancient history, could be just another village that is gradually dying out. But more than 40 years ago, the young married couple of artists Olexii and Liudmyla Aleshkins...

Residence Khata-Maysternia: When the Space Forms the Community

When there is an abundance of ideas worth realizing, people ready for work, and enough resources to cover the needs, then the perfect place will always be found – or created.

The Residence Khata-Maysternya (ukr.: House-Workshop – tr.) is a space...

Slavske: Experimental Green Building

The Carpathian village of Slavske, located in the valley of the Opir river and surrounded by mountains, has been a resort since the beginning of the 19th century, when it saw the construction of its first hotel and climatotherapy station....

A Return to the Exclusion Zone

Prypiat is the city that saw bright prospects and terrible consequences. For the last 30 years this is an abandoned spot, contaminated by radiation. Today Prypiat is the subject of legends, the territory of dreary scenes and a sign of...

Mariupol of possibilities

In the south-eastern Ukraine, on the coast of Azov sea, there’s a city called Mariupol. The date of its foundation still remains quite a controversial issue – whether to start counting its history from the construction of the Cossack’s watchtower...

The Arabat Arrow: Makeover on the Borderline

In southern Ukraine, on the Arabat Arrow Spit, there is Strilkove village, which is washed by Azov Sea on the east and by waters of Syvash on the west. This is the most distant populated place of Kherson region, which...

Velosadyba in place of an old granary

The story of this small social initiative in Transcarpathian region is inspiring and provides impetus. This is the story that could happen in many villages and towns. Plenty of initiatives of modern Ukraine imply creating something new in place of...

Saint Miklós, the Castle that Decided to Be

It is not very difficult to get to the Saint Miklós castle in Chynadiyovo and take a guided tour there: the door is always open to tourists and travelers.  However, we needed more information than the guides usually tell during...

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