Alongside the Grounding. Invasion residency, IZOLYATSIA presents a public programme of discussions between artists and scientists on the environmental impact of the Russian invasion and climate change in Ukraine aimed at providing information to residents and the IZOLYATSIA community.
The Grounding programme started in a salt-minting city, Soledar, in the east of Ukraine, as a series of short-term artistic residencies connected with the region's industrial heritage and its impact on local and global ecology and environment. Russia's full-scale attack on Ukraine has made it even more critical to collect information about crimes against the environment, preserve it and make it available to broad audiences in Ukraine and abroad. The project seeks to reignite topics of ecocide and environment in the Ukrainian cultural sphere and build new connections and collaborations between artists, cultural professionals and climate experts.
The public program consists of five public online workshops, presentations and discussions with experts from cultural and scientific fields about the environment, climate and ecocide in Ukraine.
- 09.11.2023 — Environmental consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine
- 15.11.2023 — Nuclear Landscapes
- 20.11.2023 — Wetlands
- 23.11.2023 — 'War-wilding' and Abandoned Landscapes
- 28.11.2023 — Post-industrial landscapes and post-war rebuilding
IZOLYATSIA will conduct the events online via Facebook Live and YouTube Live. All the discussions will include time for questions from the audience.
The Grounding.Invasion project is funded by the Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education 2023 of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut.