Ukraine’s cultural landscape and its cultural institutions have experienced a striking revival following the Euromaidan. Seven years on, Ukraine has a transformed cultural ecosystem, a fresh diversity in its artists and a new understanding of the role of culture in social change.
This unusual event examines the significance of these changes for Ukraine’s future and outline plans and possibilities for further change. The speakers touch on the question of ‘national consolidation’ and Ukraine’s efforts to push back against Russian attempts to ‘weaponize’ identity, information and culture.
They will also discuss the impact of COVID-19 on cultural establishments. This event will build upon key findings from the recent Chatham House research paper Cultural Revival and Social Transformation in Ukraine.
Nicholas Thomas, Ukraine Country Director, British Council (short opening remarks)
Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy, Ukraine
Marina Pesenti, Advisor, Ukrainian Institute London; author of Cultural Revival and Social Transformation in Ukraine
Yulia Sinkevych, Producer and Co-founder, Ukraine Cinema Academy
Moderator: Orysia Lutsevych, Head and Research Fellow, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House