HubART and MEDIA HUB
ART and MEDIA HUB in Chernihiv is a space for:
1. raising media literacy of the community to prevent negative influence of hybrid war and hate speech;
2. sharing the stories of groups of people who usually stay “invisible” in Ukrainian society and are excluded from many social events for different reasons (internally displaced, disabled, parents with disabled kids);
3. self-expression in drama, visual art, video production for those groups of people who do not have this opportunity on a daily basis.
During the pilot project, we developed online and offline activities in four tracks (media literacy and filming; storytelling and literature; visual art; drama). These resulted in making documentary and education videos (based on material collected during the pilot activities); developing a website of the hub to be used for its further functioning; making a concept of hub development for Phase 2; building the dialogue between representatives of different social groups, strengthening democratic values in the society and prove the ability to resist hybrid war; initiating positive changes in the community.
Main audience: school-age children, students, adults aged 25-50.
Audience of events: from 15 to 100 people each.
The museum employs 28 people.
Museum activities: collection, exposition, scientific-educational, restoration, expert, organization of events.
Main activity: exhibitions and related events.
ThisPlace – Stories of displaced people in Diyarbakır, Chernihiv and Porto
in collaboration with Diyarbakır II and Porto hubs
ThisPlace is the joint project between Diyarbakır II, Chernihiv, and Porto hubs. The project addresses stories of displaced people in these three places, taking into account their political and historical contexts, by developing ways of artistic expression for social change.
ThisPlace developed common strategies and methodologies to apply locally to three communities: the Kurdish society who had to migrate due to repressive policies in the geographies where the Kurds predominately live; the internally displaced Ukrainian people who were forced to move due to the Russian military aggression in the East of Ukraine; and people of non-European descent who are discriminated against by structural racism and xenophobia in Portugal. ThisPlace was developed in two phases: the first was a collection of individual and subjective stories through collaborative artistic methods, and the second one was the production of artistic outcomes to present at the three hubs locations.