Meeting #1: Introduction
photo: Yulia Krivich
During the first meeting we will discuss what happened in Ukraine in 2014 and how those events affected the artistic and cultural community.
We will also present a general introduction to the history and culture of Ukrainian East and map the research and cultural projects carried out in Ukraine since 2014.
The “Sunflower” Solidary Community Center was set up as an emergency support initiative during the first days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Currently it functions as an open, supportive, multilingual and multicultural space. Together, we learn Ukrainian and Polish languages. We prepare meals and collect medicines and humanitarian aid. We organize workshops for children, educational activities, meetings with artists and activists. We explore Ukrainian culture and art. We share stories, experiences and skills. Sunflower is home to an international think tank that researches current infowar and contemporary geopolitics from the perspective of Eastern Europe. Together, we wait for better times and support each other, seeking for the answer to the questions of the role of art institutions in the time of war.