For the summer of 2015 (July to August) IZOLYATSIA invites international and local professionals (from the disciplines of architecture, art, data visualization and science) to explore the notion of architecture via the prism of inventive interventions within the urban context. For this year's program, Eastern Ukraine is chosen as a case study, more specifically the city of Mariupol and the network of cities within the war zone that adjoins with Russia.
The Architecture Ukraine residency program is designed to raise social awareness, through physical and digital intervention within the city or a network of cities, affected by the current war. We are looking for all forms of creative expression that would in one way or another improve the lives of the people in these cities. Nevertheless, the residency workshop period is that of a collective effort. Throughout the eight week period, frequent research trips, reviews, events, lectures and workshops will take place. The data collection will reveal and define the scope of the proposals. This information will be displayed in a pop-up exhibition, to mark the end of the residency. However during the following year, participants can implement their projects as a part of a larger analysis / publication / exhibition on the outcomes of the inventive process.