With this project supported by Visegrad Fund we want to rethink the post-nuclear town of Slavutychin the broader context of Eastern Europe with the means of contemporary art and promote it as a center of modern film, culture and innovative urbanism.
While the historical and urban context of Slavutych is quite unique, its challenges are similar to those of many other towns in Visegrad that are undergoing the process of post-industrial and post-socialist transformation. The experience of the V4 partners will support Slavutych inhabitants in rediscovering identity of their town. International residents will help us “translate” the experience of Slavutych to Europe and will spread the word about the other side of the Chernobyl tragedy. Program exchange between “86” and other similar initiatives in the V4 countries will multiply the results of individual curatorial efforts and make it possible to explore the questions of urbanism, cities, architecture, urban spaces and communities in the wider regional context.
“86” seeks for sustainable urban change and active involvement of local community. Unlike most of the one-time or temporary events, we are extending the festival’s presence in the city throughout the year. We are also facilitating deeper interaction between artists/curators and local community in order to activate local creative potential.
That’s why our particular solutions are:
1) A one-month international urban residency that will culminate during the 86 Festival
2) A building workshop that will apply the original masterplanning methodology to a campsite under the guidance of tutors from V4 countries and Ukraine.
With support of Visegrad fund