June 9, 2014, 1:35 p.m.
On Monday morning 9th June 2014 the premises of the foundation were forcibly occupied by the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), a terrorist organisation operating illegally and without sovereign authority within the city of Donetsk.
At around 09:00 hrs local time a group of armed separatists entered onto private property demanding the appropriation of the site and its buildings for the benefit of the DPR and its activities.
Izolyatsia, a private not for profit organisation based in rented accommodation are utterly disgusted by the actions of the DPR whose operations announce a direct and explicit violation of the democratic freedoms of speech, and the indirect censure of egalitarian initiatives.
Izolyatsia, a non-governmental organisation was established in 2010 to provide a catalyst for change offering opportunity for all genres of creative expression. The foundation, based on the site of a former insulation factory aims to provide a hub of cultural excellence delivering social, economic and ecological transformation to a post-industrial hinterland.
The Izolyatsia experience sets out to nurture a dynamic environment emphasising the creative process whilst supporting curiosity, investigation and cultural production. As a site of creative risk Izolyatsia is uniquely placed to actively encourage an open dialogue and educational exchange set within the context of cultural experimentation and enterprise. The local community is at the forefront of its activities inviting participation and immersion into a resource sadly lacking in south eastern Ukraine.
We appeal to the international community and all medias to support our activities in exile in Kiev and spread this news.
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