Millions of people have fled Ukraine to escape the war, many of them artists, curators, and other cultural professionals. Various initiatives and organization networks were created to help them, and a lot of art institutions and residence programs accommodated their plans to suit them.

During the previous year, both institutions and individuals needed to overcome a number of unexpected challenges and, over time, the biggest one appears to be the utility, from financial aid and satisfying the interests of individual actors and institutions to more theoretical questions of decolonizing Central and Eastern Europe.

Our one-day symposium Other Edges of the World, which is part of a project of the same name funded by the Creative Europe program, is going to focus on these exact theoretical and practical aspects of the issues of art and conflict and artists in exile.

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Bernadette Buckley

Maria Vorotilina


Discussion participants:

TEJA. Cultural Spaces Network in Support of Emergency Situations (ES): Flavia Introzzi

ArtivistLab (CZ): Tamara Moyzes

SDK Słonecznik (PL): Yulia Krivich

Latvian Center for Contemporary Art (LV): Solvita Krese

Asortymentna kimnata (UA): Olga Diatel

ESI – Emergency Support Initiative, VCRC: Serge Klymko


Katarina Mamchur (UA)

Jana Shostak (BY/PL)


Discussion hosts:

Emma Brasó (hablarenarte, ES)

Mariia Yarchuk (Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture, UA)

All program is in English.

The program is free, but it will help us a lot if you register without obligation.