IZOLYATSIA - Danylo Symonovych, Olha Filonchuk

Danylo Symonovych ( Ukraine ), Olha Filonchuk ( Ukraine )

IZOLYATSIA is a non-profit, non-governmental platform for cultural initiatives, founded in 2010 on the site of a former insulation factory based in Donetsk. The foundation takes its name from the original manufacturer. In June 2014 the territory was seized by armed representatives of Russian Federation. The foundation was forced to move to Kyiv. To this day, IZOLYATSIA remains focused on the Donbas.

The Active City(ZENS) project gathers four partnered organisations to convey various performative interventions to the public space. The aim is to develop prototypes of situations in varied time spans and initiate thoughts and conversations about the position of culture in everyday life, in unexpected locations with a potential to approach new audiences. The partners created a system of 10 days, 10 minutes, 10 seconds.

IZOLYATSIA will work alongside other partners in their locations to learn from environments outside of the mainstream and exchange knowledge and skills that could eventually lead to the development of a long-term plan for cultural programming, suitable for future restart and cultural restoration of locations seized or affected by the Russian aggression.


This residency is realised within the Active CITY(zens) project, funded by the Creative Europe Programme.