On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, IZOLYATSIA presents the results of the research of social, cultural, and economic changes in Mariupol, Kramatorsk, and Sloviansk conducted as part of the ZMINA: Impulse project. At 10 AM, a short press presentation will be held at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Centre. At 7 PM, the IZONE Creative Community will host the full presentation featuring scholars and ZMINA: Impulse managers, as part of the exhibition Utopia: Transformations of the Ukrainian East.
For three months, an interdisciplinary group of researchers has analysed social, cultural and economic changes in the Donbas as well as the activity of NGOs in Mariupol, Kramatorsk, and Sloviansk. The research was focused on the influence of the armed conflict on these cities’ economies, labour market, human rights; presence of internally displaced people in local media of Mariupol, Kramatorsk and Sloviansk; civil society development; and the potential of cultural and creative spheres for regional development of the cities in eastern Ukraine affected by the conflict.
Anastasiia Boichuk – fundraising manager, social activist, PhD student at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; studies the financing of the cultural and creative sectors in Ukraine.
Anton Lyagusha – PhD in history, professor at the Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University; writes about the history of Eastern Europe in the 20th century.
Liudmila Heraimovych – researcher, coordinator of municipal projects in resource efficiency and sustainable development, graduate of the Master’s programme in Finance at the Vadym Hetman National Economic University; writes about financing sustainable development.
Mariia Gryshchenko – urban analyst at the CEDOS think tank, Master in Sociology at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Andrii Solodko – migration policy analyst at the CEDOS think tank, Master in International Law at the Human Rights Institute, Université Catholique de Lyon, France.
Oleksandra Slobodian – migration policy analyst at the CEDOS think tank, Master in Economy at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Kyiv School of Economy, Master in Applied Economics at the University of Houston, USA, professor at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
Dmytro Chepurnyi – Project Coordinator, Donbas Studies and ZMINA: Impulse projects by IZOLYATSIA.
IZONE is located at vul. Naberezhno-Luhova 8.
The ZMINA: Impulse project is made possible with the support from the National Endowment for Democracy.