Multicultural Lviv: Imaginary, Desirable, Or Problematic?

Multicultural Lviv: Imaginary, Desirable, Or Problematic?

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July 31, 2015

Ratusha Restaurant (Rynok Sq. 1), Lviv

Some 50 years ago Lviv still had over 100 000 Jewish citizens. As of today, Lviv has crucially changed its ethnical and cultural face. Occupation regimes were eradicating personalities and communities and cultivated on the emptied place stereotypes and myths about the ‘inconvenient’ groups. Jewish population of Lviv were also ranked as such. Which prejudice and manifest fictitious narratives are popular in the city with the word ‘openness’ in a promo motto? Who is responsible for them? How could they be overcome?

These questions was discussed by a literary historian Iryna Starovoyt,a historianRoman Holyka sociologist Anna Chebotariovaand a journalist Vitaliy Portnikov. Moderator – a culturologist Zoryana Rybchynska.

Discussion was a part of the program "Jewish Days at the City Hall: Common Heritage and Responsibility".

Credits

Сover Image: Paul Klee. Castle and Sun, 1928