How did the pandemic affect the development of art, and how can you personally help it? Katia Taylor, an art expert and the founder of Port.Agency, told UP.Zhyttia about the changes, plans and search for new formats. Read more
Going by her life principle: “Do everything you can with what you have and where you are”, Sergeant Khrystyna Boichuk, a cadet at the humanities faculty, has for the sixth year of her study at the National Guard Academy been conveying her stance, multiplied by modern and creative approach and experience in military service. This way, step by step, the cadet proves once again that it’s quite possible to implement changes if you believe in yourself and receive support from like-minded persons. And recently, Khrystyna brought another good news, winning a grant for implementation of her original mentorship project, #ТІЩОЗМОГЛИ (#THOSEWHOCOULD). Read more
Lilia Sheina works as the coordinator of Female Entrepreneurship School program in Kharkiv. The goal of this program is quite unusual: helping vulnerable women and women victimized by domestic violence start an own business. We asked Lilia about how this project came into being and how it actually helped the women who participated in it. Read more
Exactly one month ago, Agency for the City’s Sustainable Development CSO presented an electronic version of the culinary catalogue of traditional dishes of our land: Taste Rivne’s: Authentic Dishes and Beverages, which was developed as part of the international project “Cultural heritage of cuisine: promoting culinary traditions by professionalizing the gastronomic offer of Lublin and Rivne” with financial support from the European Union under Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 transborder cooperation program.
An exhibition was opened in Rivne to convey information to the city’s residents about buildings in the city of the interwar period. The organizers say that they tried to present the most interesting, from the standpoint of architectural stylistics, buildings of the 1920s-1930s which survived in the urban landscape. The exhibition was presented on Saturday, 22 August in the building of the union of artists at 16 July Street.
On 30 August, in commemoration of the Rivne City Day, the Mysterious Dungeons of Rivne project was opened in the city’s Shevchenko Park. Because of the quarantine, this event wasn’t broadly announced and the number of visitors was restricted. The opening ceremony started at 8 p.m. Read more
House of Europe presents the project of a mobile “representative office” that will travel across Ukraine Read more
A city project begins with an idea, and it can be built even during a quarantine. The participants of the IV ARCHIKIDZ! All-Ukrainian Festival of Architecture for Children proved that. During 20 days of the festival, from 27 June to 23 July, they created 20 unique architectural projects. A separate team worked on each of these projects. This year, the children’s architectural festival did take place despite quarantine restrictions, but in a new format. Master classes were held off/online in a large pavilion at the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy (EANE), where the atmosphere of creativity and inspiration reigned every day. Read more
The interactive map for people with reduced mobility Provodnik helps to find optimal and safest routes in Ukrainian cities. Users can add to the map sites with photos and comments, as well as assess the degree of their accessibility. Read more
The civilization of any society is determined by its attitude to the weakest. The crisis caused by COVID-19 has revealed the most acute problems of the Ukrainian society, in particular, vulnerable groups of population have been affected. Read more