The Reconstruction of Ukraine: Ruination / Representation / Solidarity


Over 40 expert Ukrainian and international speakers–architects, artists, historians, economists, poets and others–will gather this September to discuss Ukraine’s past, present and future in light of Russia’s ongoing invasion. The overall theme of the conversation will be reconstruction: broadly-conceived to refer to the rebuilding of architecture and infrastructure, but also of institutions, social bonds, individual and collective bodies and minds. The symposium is organized by a network of institutions, including the Centre for Urban History in Lviv, Urban Forms Center in Kharkiv, Kyiv Biennial / Visual Culture Research Center, ReStart Ukraine, University College London, and Yale University. The symposium will take place virtually over the course of three days from September 9−11.The official website for the symposium, along with more information about the event, can be found here: To register, please follow this link. Accompanying links to the symposium’s Instagram and Telegram channels can be found here. 

The round table discussions held over each of the three days will range from housing, preservation, masterplanning, the political and economic challenges of reconstruction, the impact of gendered and sexual violence, remediation of the country’s psychological trauma, among many other subjects.