Debates Program “Between Revolution and War”


December 4th – 17th, 2014

Visual Culture Research Center and Political Critique invite you to the series of discussions and screenings “Between Revolution and War”, which will take place from the 4th until the 16th of December, 2014.

During the situation of war conflict, when radical attitudes and hostility grow within the society and the degree of hate speech increases, there is a need for critical thinking and de-ideologized perspective on the reality. The project focuses on the functioning of public institutions in the revolutionary situation, in the conditions of war and occupation, as well as on the connections between symbolic and real violence and its influence on political processes in Ukrainian society after Maidan. Through the implementation of discursive, visual and media instruments the project opposes to the rhetoric of violence and seeks for the strategies of inclusion of emancipatory potential of Maidan into the structural changes of Ukrainian society.

December 4th, 19:00 – Island Crimea

December 5th, 19:00 – Displaced Individuals: War and Internal Migration

December 7th, 17:00 – ATOpia

December 11th, 19:00 – Biopolitics of War: Captivity, Tortures, Lynch Law

December 12th, 19:00 – Nataliya Gumenyuk. “Life after DPR”. Screening and discussion

December 13th, 17:00 – State of Emergency and New Violence in Ukraine

December 16th, 19:00 – PMR (Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic)

December 17th, 19:00 – Between Revolution and War

Admission is free

Events will take place within the framework of “Mutual Understanding” program supported by Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and State Agency for Promotion of Culture of Ukraine

Supported by ERSTE Foundation

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Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC) is a platform for collaboration of artists, activists and academics founded in Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2008. Since its inception VCRC had organized over 100 debates, conferences and research seminars, nearly 20 exhibitions and a series of street protest actions.

Visual Culture Research Center (44 Hlybochytska Street, Kyiv)


+38097 436 98 99 (Yustyna Kravchuk)