The AU programme is a conduit for the dissemination and discourse of information relating to architecture, design and its various manifestations within Ukraine. Through the processes of research, collaboration and intervention we hope to raise the public’s awareness of the built environment, it’s architecture, public realm and ecology.
Beyond the front
On May 26 through June 30, 2016, IZOLYATSIA presents the project Architecture Ukraine – Beyond the Front in Venice, as an official collateral event of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di VeneziaBiennale Architettura 2016, La Biennale di Venezia.
For the summer of 2015 (July to August) IZOLYATSIA invites international and local professionals (from the disciplines of architecture, art, data visualization and science) to explore the notion of architecture via the prism of inventive interventions within the urban context. For this year’s program, Eastern Ukraine is chosen as a case study, more specifically the city of Mariupol and the network of cities within the war zone that adjoins with Russia.
The Architecture Ukraine residency program is designed to raise social awareness, through physical and digital intervention within the city or a network of cities, affected by the current war. We are looking for all forms of creative expression that would in one way or another improve the lives of the people in these cities. Nevertheless, the residency workshop period is that of a collective effort. Throughout the eight week period, frequent research trips, reviews, events, lectures and workshops will take place. The data collection will reveal and define the scope of the proposals. This information will be displayed in a pop-up exhibition, to mark the end of the residency. However during the following year, participants can implement their projects as a part of a larger analysis / publication / exhibition on the outcomes of the inventive process.