Events by Month

September 6, 2019 Not Only "Virmenka" On September 6, at 4 pm, we invite you to join the city walk on the sites of creative communities of Lviv of perestroika times and the early 1990s. You will see the well-known and unknown hotspots. We will tell you about the leisure of artists, painters, and everyone who shared the space and time with them. Read more
September 6, 2019 Mass Festivities in Lviv On September 6, at 5.30 pm, there will be a screening of archive materials on the media and mass festivities in Lviv. We shall overview mass events in Lviv, from the 1877 Agriculture and Industry Exhibition to the Vyvykh (Dislocation) Festival in 1992. Read more
September 6, 2019 Between Ideology and Culture On September 6, at 6 pm, we invite you to the city walk on cultural life and entertainment as illustrated by Lviv of the Second World War period, about how cultural institutions were becoming places for power representations, spaces of exclusion and violence for some urban communities, and opportunities for self-actualization for others. Read more
September 7, 2019 General Regional Exhibition On September 7, at 12 am, join the city walk on the Regional Exhibition in Lviv in 1894. A researcher Roksoliana Holovata will take us around the exhibition’s site as visitors did in the late 19th century: we will be able to actually see the survived elements, and virtually view those that are long gone. Read more
September 12, 2019 City for/without the state On September 12-13, a workshop will take place in Kyiv to launch a series of annual events "How Cities Remember and How Cities Forget." One of the goals is to actualize an expert discussion and critical rethinking of memory in the city, opportunities to shape in the city of Kyiv, and the key challenges in the process. Read more
September 12, 2019 "It Will Get Better" On September 12, at 6.30 pm, we invite you to the film screening "It Will Get Better" / Będzie lepiej (Michał Waszyński, 1936) accompanied by a lecture by Tsanislav Tsalyk and Oleh Chornyi. The film first showed a popular humorous duet of Tońko and Szczepko, the hosts of a famous radio show "Fun Lviv Wave." Read more
September 17, 2019 Entangled Neighborhoods of Youth On September 17, at 4 pm, we invite you to the Urban Seminar by the Center’s fellow Dr. Mara Marginean on the study of Romanian state’s public housing programs for young workers between 1968 and 1990 as part of an encompassing global trend of making the "youth" into an object of professionalized knowledge and policy. Read more
September 18, 2019 Brody: A Galician Border City On September 18, at 3 pm, welcome to the presentation of the book by Börries Kuzmany "Brody: a Borderland Galician Town in the Long 19th Century." Kuzmany revealed some controversial presentations of Brody in the traveler’s books, in works of fiction, and in memories, and used contemporary and historical images to outline an illustrated walk around the present-day Ukrainian town. Read more
September 19, 2019 Regionalism Without Regions On September 19, at 6.30 pm, there will be a discussion on rethinking of Ukraine’s heterogeneity, and the presentation of a collective monograph based on an international interdisciplinary research project "Region, Nation and Beyond: An Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Reconceptualization of Ukraine". Read more
September 20, 2019 Hearing the Voices of Women On September 20, at 5 pm, welcome to the discussion on returning women’s voices to our canons of culture – the female writers, actresses, and painters, on how we perceive the framework of the canons, and how they are changing and could change. Read more
September 21, 2019 An Incredible Story of Dr. Fleck On September 21, at 3 pm, in the Rius Hotel, join the discussion aiming to actualize the heritage of Ludwik Fleck, one of the forefathers of sociology as a science, and a key theoretician epistemiologist of the 20th century, and a key theoretician epistemologist of the 20th century, whose bigger part of life was related to Lviv. Read more
September 23, 2019 Belz, Bobowa, Leżajsk On September 23, at 4 pm, at the Urban Seminar, Dr. Alla Marchenko will present her research on official memory on Jewish past in three towns: Bells (Ukraine), Bobowa and Leżajsk (Poland). The three towns are symbolically united by the regular pilgrimage of the Hasidim, which determines their international visibility and actualizes process connected to cultural memory about the Jewish past. Read more
September 24, 2019 Architecture on Paper On September 24, at 6.30 pm, we invite you to the presentation of digitalized private archives of the architects Anatoliy and Muza Konsulov. We shall talk about the experience of preserving the author’s documents, about challenges and issues in dealing with such materials, their value and capacity, as well as about their relevance, and the future of the architects’ archives Read more
September 24, 2019 Soviet Youth On September 24, at 4 pm, there will be the Urban Seminar on mass culture, tastes in music, and impact of Western culture on young people in the Soviet Union. The research findings will be presented by Volodymyr Okarynskyi, Bohdan Shumylovych, and Aimar Ventsel. Read more
September 27, 2019 [unarchiving] on margins On September 27, in Warsaw, during the "Digital Cultures 2019" conference, the team of the Urban Media Archive will have the presentations on the context of making and constructing archives, about the [unarchiving] program, and formats to present and unpack the archives. Read more