A Civic Discussion
September 20, 2011

20 September at 17.00, 6 Bohomoltsia Street, Conference Room

Lviv’s river lately is becoming subject of discussions between specialists from different fields – ecologists, architects, sociologists and artists. At the moment the high costs for reconstructing the river bed--as well as the skeptical attitude towards the whole idea--make the reconstruction project a fantasy. In this discussion we will talk about how we can change situation, and about what the Poltva could change in our social, cultural and economic life.

Discussion will run around five Lviv dwellers, who will talk about the Poltva from their personal perspective: an artist, Yurii Kokh, who has been painting the river for many years; architect Yurii Stoliarov will talk about the river as public space; Yurii Nazaruk, who runs restaurants, will talk about the river as engine for economy; Ostap Malashniak will give insights into the public initiative that he developed with the monument of Mercury; and Yarko Futymskii will help us to think about the river as a provocative art subject.

We invite all interested to the Center for Urban History.