The School of Creative Protest
The School of Creative Protest
An educational and practical program, focusing on art as a tool for accessing the rights, autonomy, and participation of international teenagers living in Ukraine as full-fledged citizens and decision-makers in post-socialist and post-imperial cities. The program consists of a series of workshops (in both digital and physical space), during which it is planned to present and discuss various practices of participatory art formats. Furthermore, the project is based on the concept of participatory education and empowerment through actions. The organizers and trainers will help youngsters to build their projects and express ideas on how to reach the Goals in their communities/societies. The final product of each team is a prototype of a cultural project or a whole project (videos, texts, photos, maps, audio recordings, interventions in public space with installations, performances, exhibitions will be created) which could be presented digitally or/and offline. The format of the presentation may take the form of simultaneous event/exhibition in a public space or/and online depending on the quarantine regulations in each country.
The outcomes of the project will have a hybrid form – both digital presentation and exhibition in physical space or/and temporary event in public space which will represent participants’ projects. The participants are inhabitants of Ukraine who are either Ukrainians, or part of the diaspora e.g. from Belarus, Georgia or Russia. The project is designed in cooperation by NGO “Cultural Geographies” and NGO “Libereco”.
Artist, curator, educator, co-founder NGO “Cultural Geographies” and initiative “Children Geographies”. Master of cultural studies in NaUKMA. Works in the field of cultural education, inclusiveness, and participatory art, focusing on the topics of memory representation and commemoration, creative protest possibilities, and involving children and teenagers in urban planning and public dialogue. Curator of exhibitions of contemporary art, author and coordinator of educational projects, workshops, and lectures in Ukraine, Germany, and Poland. From 2018 – participant of “Variable name” art-group. Resident within the Gaude Polonia scholarship, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland (2018), resident within the artistic residential program in WRO art center, Wroclaw, Poland (2019).
aims to raise a sense of local identity and enhance cultural diversity, creating urban and regional narratives through various cultural activities. Working with communities, we are trying to develop their potential by reconnecting people with city spaces. Our focus is participatory urban practices, art interventions, education and inclusion.
The organisation was founded by four young women who are dealing with integration of marginalised categories of population into urban planning. Initiative developed into NGO, which are working with critical pedagogy, social oriented art and researchers. Organisation seeks to promote the development of civil society by strengthening the impact of the cultural sector and community interaction at regional, national and international levels. All projects of our organisation based on ideas of cultural diversity, bottom-up structures, horizontal cooperation. Cultural Geographies aims to raise a sense of local identity and enhance cultural diversity, creating urban and regional narratives through various cultural activities.
Working with local communities, we are trying to develop their potential by reconnecting people with city spaces. Our primary focus is participatory urban practices, art interventions, and research of cities, their histories and evolving complexities.