The IZOLYATSIA territory in Donetsk remains seized and the platform has currently relocated to Kyiv.

<em>(Mono)town</em> research project

(Mono)town research project

3 January 2019—30 June 2019

De-Industrialization and Conflict in Donbas: Capacity Building in Ukraine to Make Donbas (Mono)towns Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable is a long-term research project implemented by IZOLYATSIA, CRSCEESA, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe. As part of this project, there will be a series of events promoting international cooperation among the researchers, artists and cultural activists from Great Britain and Ukraine.

The aim of the project is to reconsider the cultural heritage of industrial mono-towns of Donbas, which are currently facing the challenges of deindustrialisation and the war. The project is aimed at empowering the potential of local communities in the non-diversified industrial region of Ukraine.

As part of the project, a series of research materials, concerning the region’s potential for development, its local communities and, specifically, creative groups, will be issued. Besides, from June 24 till July 2, researchers, artists, and cultural activists will conduct their investigation on site within the Summer School programme.

The project was initiated by Donbas Studies, a research project of IZOLYATSIA, with an attempt to enforce the potential of local communities in the non-diversified region. The research project is also conjoined by Centre for Russian, Soviet, Central and East European Studies at St Andrews, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe.