(Re)making a Story: Creative Communities in Urban Space
April 22, 2019
UMA team is inviting to participate in the one-day workshop on processing oral histories.
Personal memories are often embodied in certain locations. Some of these places vanished long time ago and live only in the memory, some experienced radical transformations, while the others are durable regardless of any changes and absorb increasingly more new stories. At the workshop, you are offered to discover the links between the stories and locations based on the example of one collection from Urban media achieve of the Center – "Creative Communities of Lviv." Few years ago we recorded interviews with persons who were directly involved in creative work and also acted during the period of 1980-90s. The project "Creative Communities of Soviet and Post-Soviet Lviv" tried to trace and show the informal space of the city (lived space) arising as an alternative to the formal one (and often within it) (perceived space) of culture and its representation (conceived space). We shall work with the selected interviews and use them to recreate the imaginary cultural landscape of Lviv.
The workshop will include two parts: theoretical and practical. During the first one, participants will listen to short lectures from the guest experts – Bohdan Shumylovych and Mariana Kuzemska-Danyliuk – on creative communities of Lviv of the late Soviet period and the present time. The second part will include the work with the interview transcripts and drafting of project concepts. The workshop will be concluded by presentations of the developments and their further discussion.
The workshop is open for application to students, junior researchers, tour guides, and everyone dealing with oral testimonies and interested in memory, space, and the city. To register, please, fill in a short form. The number of participants is limited. In case we receive over 15 applications, the selection will be competitive.
Participation is free of charge. Participants will be provided with coffee-breaks.
Working language: Ukrainian
About the experts:
The workshop is part of the [un]archiving program. It aims to promote collections of Urban Media Archive. We aspire to develop new approaches to archiving and present our collections from an unusual perspective. The activities of the series include group screenings and listening to visual, audio-visual, or audio works, and also offer to explore the materials collected by the Center that would combine popular formats and archival historical collections in the setting of free reflection and discussion.
Сover Image: "Vyvykh" Festival, from the collection of Liubomyr Petrenko / Urban media archive