On November 21, at 7 PM, as part of IZOLYATSIA Donbas Studies public programme, there is a lecture Missing City: War, Blockade, and the Community of Fate in Luhansk by historian and political anthropologist Yevhenii Monastyrskyi.
Spring of 2014 created a divide in everyday life in Luhansk, separating it into before and after the eruption of hostilities. For a while, citizens had different experiences, and therefore a different perception of the bombardment and the strange people with machine guns who had seized power in the city. Normal functioning of the city spaces was disrupted. Social extremities in the form of hostilities and total blockade changed the way that the way interpersonal relations worked inside Luhansk — something called the community of fate’ had been created. However, details of what happened to citizens during the blockade, how communities reacted to moments of extreme danger and how those moments shaped the city are still unspoken.
21st November, 19:00
IZONE, 4 floor
Naberezhno-Luhova st. 8