Program
28 October
01:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square

28 October
01:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square

Yevgen Nikiforov
It is believed that the Soviet Ukrainian history negatively influenced the socio-cultural development of the independent Ukraine, despite this,
according to photographer Yevgeny Nikiforov, it is not necessary to be ashamed and ignore it, because history has no blank pages.

03:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square

03:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square

Fulco Treffers
Architect, urbanist Fulco Treffers and Art Manager, Strategic Advisor Marjo van Schaik, a married couple from the Netherlands, who explores and deals with the cultural development of cities.
Marjo van Schaik
An architect, urbanist Fulco Treffers and an art manager, strategic advisor Marjo van Schaik, a married couple from the Netherlands, who researches and deals with the cultural development of cities.
06:00 PM

Zhytomyr Regional Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater named after. I. Kocherga, 6, Cathedral Square
06:00 PM

Zhytomyr Regional Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater named after. I. Kocherga, 6, Cathedral Square
Volodymyr Tarasov
"I now call all modern music "tapestries": each has its own thread, its own pattern, in the unity of which a sound carpet is born".
31 October
01:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square
31 October
01:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square
Aleksandra Chabiera
The cultural heritage is not only the historical remnants of our past, but also a resource that can be used for social and economic development, for example, the tourism.
3 November
02:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square

3 November
02:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square

Olga Zelenska
The modern world is fast and dynamic: what was important yesterday, today can cost nothing. What can serve as a compass in a world, in which the only unchangeable thing is a continuous change?
04:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square

04:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square

Olena Braichenko
Olena Braichenko, a researcher in the history of gastronomic culture, will tell about changes in the vision of sweet in the past and nowadays.
4 November
01:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square
4 November
01:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square
Alevtyna Kakhidze
Alevtina Kakhidze is the author of installations, media works, performances, texts and design objects, she is engaged in gardening and curation.
03:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square
03:00 PM

The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square
Lecture "Unfinished project of Yakutovychi"
Pavlo Gudimov
Polina Baitzym
Presentation of Yevgen Nikiforov's book "Decommunized: Ukrainian Soviet Mosaics"
28 October at 01:00 PM
Zhytomyr Regional State Administration
1, Serhiy Korolyov square
Free entrance!
Almost every city or village has mosaic panels with the faces of workers, engineers, cosmonauts decorating as multi-apartment buildings so cinemas. Most of them are created by Soviet artists. The Soviet Ukrainian history is deemed to have a negative influence on the socio-cultural development of independent Ukraine, but despite this, according to the photographer Yevgen Nikiforov, it is not worth to feel ashamed and ignore it because history has no blank pages. Yevgen Nikiforov works on independent documentary photo projects. In his works the photographer tries to show the essential nature of the place in its transitional state, under the influence of time, economic, social and natural factors. Current projects by Yevgen Nikiforov concern the transformation of public spaces in Ukraine after the events of 2013, and in particular the process of de-communization. The photos document the current state of the recently dominant, and now almost invisible, objects (or their remnants) of the USSR throughout the country.

Yevgen Nikiforov documented more than a thousand mosaics in the book Decommunized: Ukrainian Soviet Mosaics, which became the first comprehensive study of Soviet monumental works - outstanding artifacts of the cultural heritage of that era. During four years Nikiforov was travelling in Ukraine in search of monumental mosaics of the 1950s - 1980s. He visited more than 200 cities and villages, where he found and documented thousands of works. Some of them have already disappeared from the public space.

At the presentation Yevgen Nikiforov will tell about the beginning of the project, how it turned into a book, about the specifics of the filming process, ways of finding and attributing monumental art. He will give examples of the most interesting mosaics found and will show how public space changes under the influence of the "de-communization" law in the context of monumental art.
Designing for the community: how the design interacts with the identity concept
The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square
The modern world is fast and dynamic: what was important yesterday today can cost nothing. What can serve as a compass in a world, in which the only unchangeable thing is a continuous change? Many disciplines change their tools and approaches, and design is no exception. Based on her own experience, Olga Zelenska, a designer and illustrator, will tell about the creation of the design project with the help of instruments of anthropology, psychology and sociology. How the notion of local identity is inextricably linked with such phenomena as a community and a dichotomous pair of "us" and "them", and how can this help the designer in the process of work? How to avoid copying and create truly new and up-to-date projects for modern communities?

Olga Zelenska will try to answer these questions on an example of her Bachelor's "From Nowhere
with Love" project, which will also be featured at the World's Best Diploma Exhibitions at the
Dutch Design Week and the Dubai Design Week.
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Olga Zelenska worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in the periodicals of Dnipro and Kyiv, and later began to collaborate with customers from all over the world. In 2014, she entered the Poznań School of Form (Poland). During her studies, she co-worked with such Polish companies as Ikea Poznań, Uniwersytet SWPS, Jakdojade, NOTI, and took internship at the Atelier Starzak Strębicki Architectural Office in Poznań, as well as at Nott Design and in the studio of Serhiy Gorban in Dnipro. In 2018, she received a Bachelor's degree with honors for the work "From Nowhere with Love. An emotional connection with nature in the days of uncertainty of the place", part of which is a set of postcards.

The project "From Nowhere with Love" is the set of postcards made from scooped paper that contains local plants seeds. Each postcard can be planted in the ground for the paper to decompose naturally and a plant to sprout from a seed. The project explores how the flora affects identity, and how nature plays the role of the territory identifier in the consciousness of a modern traveler or emigrant.

The lecture is prepared both for designers of various specializations and architects, and for those who are interested in the humanities.
Lecture "Zhytomyr saves Kyiv"
28 October at 03:00 PM
The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square
Free entrance!
An architect, urbanist Fulco Treffers and an art manager, strategic counselor Marjo van Schaik - a couple from the Netherlands who is studying and engaging in cultural development of cities. At a lecture "Zhytomyr saves Kyiv", Fulco Treffers will explain on the example of Eindhoven how a small city can have its own cultural identity and creative atmosphere, why cultural spaces in Zhytomyr can reduce tension in Kyiv. And he will also tell about the city acupuncture on the example of Mariupol: the cultural planning of the city as a design of energy.

Within the framework of the event, Marjo van Schaik will present the report "Cultural Identity, Economics and Society: A Possible Strong Triad" explaining the link between cultural identity, economy and society, how they can strengthen each other and how to influence these processes. Marjo van Schaik also will suggest considering strategies on the example of certain cases. Fulco Treffers, a Dutch architect and urban researcher. The founder and former director of the art hub Temporary Art Center (TAC), which is a cultural platform in the Dutch city of Eindhoven hosting 70 art studios, staging theatrical dramatics, performances and parties. Fulco Treffers has worked out the decision how to make the most of the city's public space with small investments.

He believes that any process begins with communicating with people. In Urbanistics a lot depends
on the active social position of the participants in the process, if the communication is established and the desire for change is present. In addition to the Temporary Art Center, Fulco Treffers founded the 12N Urban Matters studio. He has an experience of cooperation with Ukraine; in 2015 he took part in the residence
"Architecture Ukraine", organized by the cultural initiative's platform "Isolation" in Mariupol. In his projects he tries to combine culture, economics and urbanism. Marjo van Schaik, the art manager, strategic advisor and researcher, heads several theaters and artistic projects as the director and marketing specialist. She has experience of starting and re- thinking institutions in the new conditions. She has published a doctoral dissertation on the development of cultural places and the role of architects and cultural sphere leaders in the process of urban development.
Concert "Futurists Tapestries" by Volodymyr Tarasov
28 October at 06:00 PM
Zhytomyr Academic Music and Drama Theater named after Ivan Kocherga
6, Cathedral square
Entrance free of charge, obligatory pre-registration for the event by the link.
"I now call all modern music "tapestries": each has its own thread, its own pattern, in the conjunction of which a sound carpet is born".

Jazz improvisation music trio GTCH (Ganelin-Tarasov-Chekasin) has gained recognition and popularity in the Soviet Union and in the West. In the last century's 70s this group gained incredible revs and attracted attention as a "lawless comet". Although at that time the Soviet audience was captured with American moods, however, the GTCH trio managed to play its own jazz music not like to any other.
Volodymyr Tarasov, musician, artist, one of the founders of the band and the drummer of the GTCH, will give a concert, which will captivate by its originality, by the virtuoso drum parties entangling into the canvas of improvisational jazz music. Together with other musicians, Tarasov recorded over 100 records and CDs, he was the author of music for orchestras, films and theatrical performances, including the Staatstheater Stuttgart (Germany), the Majestic Theater (now the Harvey Theater) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Arte France (Paris), Yleisradio (Finland) and many others.

The Wall Street Journal wrote about Tarasov: "A percussionist, gifted with а rare elegance and mysteriousness, who sensually enjoys every touching to any of his instruments: from a miniature bell to plates". The musician would have played virtuosic even with one drumstick on a small plate.

Vladimir Tarasov also deals with the visual art, in particular, in the genre of installations and performances. He has participated in numerous personal and group exhibitions: Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Center Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Bass Museum of Art (Miami), Akademie der Künste (Berlin) and within the framework of La Biennale di Venézia (Venice). In addition to the concert within the framework of the conference "When the territory acquires identity", on October 30 there will be a lecture "In Search of Own Space" by Volodymyr Tarasov, which will become not only the opportunity to communicate with the talented and productive person but also a real exploration of the history of music and visual art.
Workshop by Aleksandra Chabiera "Use your past to create the future" (Poland)
31 October at 01:00 PM
The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square
Free entrance!
A cultural heritage is not only the historical remnants of our past, but also a resource that can be used for social and economic development, for example, of tourism.

At the workshop "Use your past to create the future", the participants will be divided into groups, they will together determine the values of their cultural heritage, such as traditions, cuisine, crafts in their village, city or region, and develop a plan for using a selected value for the commercial or advertising project.

The workshop will be conducted by Aleksandra Chabiera, a researcher and specialist in heritage management in Poland.
Lection by Olena Braichenko "Food and culture: the history of sweeties"
3 November at 04:00 PM
The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square
Free entrance!
Sweet soups, varenyky with vurda (boiled sheep cheese), kvasha, baked sugar beets are hard to imagine, but such were the sweeties on the Ukrainian peasant table until the end of the 19th century. At that time the folk culture had no desserts yet, and sugar was advised for use as a medicine and was kept in closed cabinets, along with spices and gorilka. Olena Braichenko, a researcher in the history of gastronomic culture, will tell about changes in the notion of sweeties from the past to the present. At the end of the lecture there will be a discussion about how a dish or a product becomes "a visit card" of a city or region, on the example of a successful 18th-century brand – the Kyiv dry jam (Kyiv sweeties made of fruits and sugar syrup).

Olena Braichenko researches the history of development of Ukrainian culture, the folk culinary art, the influence of the Soviet Union policy on the transformation of Ukrainian traditional cuisine, as well as the cultural landscape and the formation of a public space. Braichenko hosts the author's program "In your own plate" at UA: Radio Kultura, but it is not a culinary show, but a glance at the history and development of Ukraine through the prism of the culture of food consumption. Olena Braichenko is a co-founder of the publishing house of books on the historical and gastronomic theme "Їzhak" and the project "Yizhakultura", aimed at the development of the gastronomic culture; the leading expert of the Center for Applied Anthropology, which studies social processes and mechanisms of cultural transformation. She is also the author of the book about traditions and ritual dishes "Ukrainian festive spread", which contains cookery recipes and tells about changes in traditional Ukrainian holidays.

Lecture by Olena Braichenko "Food and culture: the history of sweeties" is an opportunity to find out why certain foods were so tasty for tea in villages and cities of Ukraine several centuries ago, how the contemporary culture and everyday life of Ukrainians influenced on the notion of sweet and why the nutritional habits of modern times depend on the past.
Lecture by Alevtina Kakhidze "Muzychi and other stories"
4 November at 01:00 PM
The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square
Free entrance!
10 years ago, the artist Alevtina Kakhidze together with her husband, Volodymyr Babiuk, initiated a residence for artists and curators in the village of Muzychi, near Kiev. The appearance of the residence influenced not only the revitalization of the Ukrainian artistic environment through the visits of foreign artists, but triggered changes in the lives of Muzychi residents who previously had no interest for art.

A saleswoman at a rural supermarket started to attend English courses to support conversations with customers - artists who come to the residence every summer, a 12-year-old boy decided to become a collector of contemporary art works, a company of pensioner women gained the experience of collaborating with artists and extra money. The artist will tell about those social and cultural changes in the village of Muzychi at her lecture.

Alevtina Kakhidze is the author of installations, media works, performances, texts and design objects, she is engaged in gardening and curatorial work. She became the winner of the competition among young painters and curators of the Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA, the Malevich Prize winner for Ukrainian artists, has studied at the Jan van Eik Academy (Maastricht, the Netherlands). In addition to the residence for foreign artists, she is engaged in the online edition on art www.kram.in.ua, takes part in international and Ukrainian art projects. The lecture by the artist "Muzychi and other stories" is a walk to the art residence, a kind of isolation from the big city, from the noise and people, communication with the inhabitants of Muzychi, who began to change their way of life and view of the world after having met the art.
Festival organizers are Lyudmyla Zubko (NGO "Zhytomyr, voice up!") in partnership with the Zhytomyr City Council, Zhytomyr region state administration and the "Ya Gallery" art center. The project is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ukraine and by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. The project is supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.
The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square, Zhytomyr