Exploring global challenges through the prism of Ukraine and the art of storytelling.
This is an online only event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a viewing link shortly before the event and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.
This event will be live captioned.
Ukraine's ongoing resistance to Russia’s war of aggression has shown the value of Ukrainian knowledge and experience. Learning from Ukraine about responses to existential threats is now vital for the rest of the world.
The online writing residency Ukraine Lab has presented such an opportunity to six emerging writers from Ukraine and the UK. They have worked together to explore global challenges related to environment, disinformation and war, through the prism of Ukraine and the art of storytelling.
They will present their creative non-fiction pieces, alongside photographer Mstyslav Chernov’s astonishing original artwork, and share cultural resistance strategies at the Ukraine Lab launch at the British Library.
Ukraine Lab is run by the Ukrainian Institute London in partnership with PEN Ukraine and the Ukrainian Institute under the UK/UA Season funded by the British Council.
The conversation will be chaired by Dr Sasha Dovzhyk is Special Projects Curator at the Ukrainian Institute London and Associate Lecturer in Ukrainian, School of Slavonic and East-European Studies, UCL
Jonathon Turnbull is a cultural and environmental geographer researching the return of nature to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Olena Kozar is a journalist, editor and copywriter
Kris Michalowicz is an international volunteer and writer focusing on Eastern Europe
Kateryna Iakovlenko is a Luhansk-born visual culture researcher and writer and Research Fellow at the School of Slavonic and East-European Studies, UCL
Phoebe Page is preparing for a Masters degree in Political Sociology, and is communications officer at the Ukrainian Institute London
Sofia Cheliak is a translator, TV presenter and programme director at the Lviv International BookForum
Image credit: Mstyslav Chernov
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