Verschlagwortet: Ukraine

Pupils Prepare Policy Briefs: Displacement Masterclass with Prisma Ukraїna

On Thursday, 29th of June 2023, the class 8b of the Walther-Rathenau-Gymnasium visited the Forum Transregionale Studien for a full-day workshop on the topic of displacement in the context of Russia’s War against Ukraine. In the Displacement Masterclass, pupils learned about the Forum Transregionale Studien’s Prisma Ukraїna: War, Migration and Memory project. A report.

Cats in the Street Art of LBWS CAT UKRAINE: Constructing Cultural Memory in Wartime

By Yuliya Stodolinska. In Ukraine, a real outburst of artistic practices took place in February 2022 as a powerful response to Russia’s full-scale invasion, aiming to raise awareness of what is happening and to reinforce the resilience of Ukraine and its people. This article explores the positive role of street art in public space during wartime on the example of the street art produced by a team of artists known as LBWS CAT UKRAINE (lbws_168).

Sovist’ (Conscience) – A Rediscovered Showpiece of Ukrainian Poetic Cinema of the 1960s

By Oleksii Isakov. Ukrainian Dreams, a special film event taking place for the first time in Berlin, aims to decolonise and remap Ukrainian cinema by emphasizing its position within the global cultural context and by bringing the works of Ukrainian directors out of the shadow of the mostly hegemonic Soviet and Russian past. Sovist’ (1968), directed by Volodymyr Denysenko (1930-1984), is one of the films that certainly deserve a closer look.

Tragedy and Normalcy: Documenting Russia’s War on Ukraine – An Interview with Photographer Brendan Hoffman

Brendan Hoffman is a documentary photographer based in Kyiv, Ukraine, where his work reflects his interest in themes of identity, history, politics, conflict, and the environment. Since 2013 he has primarily covered revolution and war in Ukraine. His work has been published widely, shown at festivals including Visa Pour l’Image, the Zoom Photo Festival in Canada, and the Singapore International Photography Festival. Brendan is a regular contributor to major media including The New York Times and National Geographic, a 2018-19 Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine, and the 2018 Philip Jones Griffiths Award winner. A conversation with Sophie Schmäing.

Ukrainian Forcefully Displaced Persons in Germany: To Stay or to Leave?

By Natalia Zaitseva-Chipak. In the near future, Ukrainian forcefully displaced persons could adapt and be able to join the German economy, which can become potentially powerful factors of its growth. Given that most of the migrants are women (of working age) with children, these contributions will refer to not only the near but also the more distant future.
At the same time, the loss of these people will be detrimental to postwar Ukraine. Even today, Ukrainian demographers fear the country’s depopulation. This, in turn, could be a critical factor in slowing down the country’s reconstruction, as it requires labor, skilled workers, and young people.

Militarized Cancer: People with a Diagnosis and the War in Ukraine

By Olha Labur. War is an extraordinary and powerful event in a person’s life. War militarizes lives, languages, and everyday experiences – even disease becomes a metaphorical image.The militarization of the oncological sphere during the war is not only a prompt reaction to the new situation in the Russo-Ukrainian War, but also impacts and transforms it. More than before, the voices of people who are marginalized and made taboo because of the disease have a wider reach. They are recognized as more involved in socially important processes, and their stories become valuable to society.

“Somewhere on a subconscious level, I continued to evaluate and perceive the outbreak of the war through analogies with WWII” – 5in10 with Denys Shatalov

Denys Shatalov is an independent scholar and a 2022/2023 non-resident Prisma Ukraïna Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien. His current research focuses on representations of WWII in Soviet memoirs published after the war. Along with his engagement in memory and memory politics studies, he also conducts research on the history of the ‘Cossack Myth’.

DGO-Jahrestagung „Flucht und Exil im östlichen Europa. Macht und Ohnmacht“, 15-16 Juni 2023, Berlin

von Sophie Schmäing und Ricarda Fait. Seit dem 24. Februar 2022 hat der russische Angriffskriegs mehr als 8 Millionen Menschen zur Migration gezwungen und weitere 5 Millionen zu Vertriebenen in ihrem eigenen Land gemacht. Mit ihrem Schwerpunkt auf Flucht und Exil im östlichen Europa widmete die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde (DGO) ihre Jahrestagung also zweifelsohne einem hochaktuellen Thema. Ein Bericht.

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