Activate microdistricts through culture

Residency for young artists and activists “Reflections: Botanica / Positron” for the 1st time brought art-practices into two residential post Soviet remote neighborhoods - Botanica in Chișinău and Positron in Ivano-Frankivsk. 14 participants took part in 2 research and 2 practical visits to Chișinău and Ivano-Frankivsk in April - June, 2017. Artists from Chișinău realized their projects in Ivano-Frankivsk, and activists and artists from the West of Ukraine worked in Moldova’s capital. It was the 1st experience of working on the art projects in public space for many of them. 6 artistic projects were realized in Ivano-Frankivsk and 6 in Chișinău. These projects needed active involvemeng of local residents of Botanica and Positron and dealt with the themes of memory, common space of the residential areas, cultural infrastructure, social life, and civic engagement.
  1. Community development
  2. cultural exchange
  3. Intercultural dialogue
  4. Intercultural exchange
  5. Participation & Active citizenship
  6. Public space
  7. Chisinau
  8. Ivano-Frankivsk
  9. Community arts
  10. Contemporary arts
  11. Education
  12. Performance
  13. Public Space
  14. Street art
  15. Artist in Residence
  16. Interview
  17. Mapping
  18. Public intervention
  19. Workshop

Max Kuzmenko


Chisinau, Moldova

Svitlana Oslavska


Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

The connection

"Activate microdistricts through culture": a connection between Chisinau (Moldova) & Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine)

The process

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