Russian illegal prison on IZOLYATSIA premises has been operational for 10 years.

ZMINA: Rebuilding is a project co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme under a dedicated call for proposals to support Ukrainian displaced people and the Ukrainian Cultural and Creative Sectors. The project is a cooperation between IZOLYATSIA (UA), Trans Europe Halles (SE) and Malý Berlín (SK).

IZOLYATSIA. Platform for cultural initiatives

IZOLYATSIA is a non-profit, non-governmental platform for cultural initiatives, founded in 2010 on the site of a former insulation factory based in Donetsk. The foundation takes its name from the original manufacturer. Due to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the foundation had to change its location several times. The Foundation's facilities in Donetsk, Ukraine, are being used as illegal prisons, places for torture and inhuman abuse. The Foundation's office in Soledar, Ukraine, was destroyed by the Russian Armed Forces during the occupation of the city. IZOLYATSIA aims to effect systemic change in Ukrainian society through the agency of cultural projects. These changes are achieved through participative cultural projects, capacity building and support of the cultural and creative sectors, and support for cultural decentralization.

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Malý Berlín:

Malý Berlin is an independent cultural center in Trnava (Slovakia), an industrial and university town near Bratislava. The organization is actively involved in developing international cooperation in the Central European region and the countries of the Eastern Partnership. Since 2022, it has also taken an important role in helping Ukrainian emigrants, especially artists who were forced to leave Ukraine for the countries of the European Union.

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Trans Europe Halles:

Trans Europe Halles is one of Europe's oldest and most dynamic cultural networks. TEH has been at the forefront of repurposing abandoned buildings for arts, culture, and activism since 1983. TEH is based in Sweden and has 140 members in 40 different countries across Europe – from Spain to Georgia.

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