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Photo Justin Tyler Tate

After an entertaining 20-hour long train journey from Kyiv, the residents of Architecture Ukraine are back in Mariupol for the follow up field trip to complete their site study. This will allow them to calibrate their project ideas before submitting the final concept proposals.

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The Architecture Ukraine residency project continues to hold open lectures on related topics. On Saturday, July 25, anthropologist at Oxford Brookes University in England, Brigitte Piquard held a lecture titled Observing Symbolic Violence. Symbolic Violence, Resilience and Spaces in Conflict-affected areas.

Brigitte Piquard research the obstacles and barriers that divide people and form zones of exclusion and discrimination. These borders can be physical (walls, architectural structures, roadblocks) as well as symbolic (discrimination, violations of human rights, etc).

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On Tuesday, July 21, three residents of the Architecture Ukraine project – METASITU (Liva Dudareva (Latvia) and Eduardo Cassina (Spain) / architecture, urbanism; Justin Tyler Tate (USA/Canada) / art; Lucia Maffei (Italy) / architecture – talked about their previous projects, ideas and experiences.

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Today we finally reviewed our reflections, findings and thoughts about Mariupol and our ideas on how to intervene with the city. All the residents had a chance to learn about each others projects. AU reviews are an important part of the residency project. We aim to review the progress of the residency projects weekly and have in depth discussions on topics such as urbanism, public space and the city, architecture, life in conflict zones and others. Its about sharing ideas to learn more about Ukraine and its particularities. We are looking forward to reviews with our first external experts next week.

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