Communities

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...

Glyboka. Community of projects.

In the middle of 2014 the process of decentralizing began in Ukraine. It is a process of uniting villages and towns into united territorial communities, formation of regional economics, budget and management on local level. Since that time till December...

Buddhists from Donbas

One of the oldest Buddhist communities in Ukraine, originating from Donetsk, is located not far from the village of Kryvopillia in the Carpathians. They were compelled to leave their region and move to the Carpathians after the military conflict in...

Wild-honey farmers of Polissia: People of the forest

Derevlyanshchyna is a region of Polissia, situated west of Kyiv and beyond the Teteriv River. It was a favourite place for Kyiv boyars and princes as it was a very rich area for wild-honey farming, so they often visited the...

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...

Little India in Uzhhorod

A lot Southeast Asian cities have districts with areas of compact settlement for Hindus. No wonder these places are called Little India.  There is a Chinatown for Chinese people as well. European cities can also have such areas, however, they...

Patskaniovo. Saving grandfather’s bread

If statistics is anything to go by, Ukraine keeps facing active urbanism processes, rural areas keep growing old and dying out. And only one region shows the opposite – and of all others it is Zakarpattia.

Swiss creamery that changed the life of the village

Rural settlement in Transcarpathia (Zakarpattya) called Nyzhne Selysche would amaze you right away, from the very first moment you arrive. We came here by invitation of Inna Prygara, she is studying the art of cheese-making in France. After few months...

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