PROJECT : ‘Talking Buildings from the Soviet Chechen Republic’

The project’s narration follows an almost disappearing path through the remains of Chechnya's collective industries uncovering the memories and experiences of seven Chechen women, now aged from 50 to 67, who used to work in the various socialist farms, factories and cultural institutions during the USSR. Told through the prism of the buildings’ physical remains,…

It’s High Time to Break Stereotypes

Slow Estonians, fat Americans, greedy Jews, conservative Englishmen, and pragmatic Germans. These descriptions sound rather familiar, don’t they? There are plenty of other stereotypes for everything from age, sex, nationality, to social status, and Ukrainians are no exception. Most readers are aware of the events of 2013 and 2014 in my motherland, Ukraine, and what’s…