Ukraine's Altered Landscapes - Day 2

Losing and Recovering Alterity in the Face of War
Conferences and Workshops

Ukraine is in the midst of its existential struggle for survival. Although the war is still ongoing, it has already wrought profound transformations upon the Ukrainian physical and metaphorical topography. The contours of Ukrainian fields and urban centers have been forever altered, mirroring a shift in mental maps, habits, and ideological and social categories. In its literal and symbolic senses, the landscape is a useful unifying lens to examine the vast array of phenomena that must be revisited and reanalyzed. Just as the war has exposed our deep global interconnectivity, the many landscapes of ecology, emotions, inclusivity, solidarity, anti-colonialism, justice, and the like must be reinscribed globally. How has Russia’s ecological destruction altered Ukrainians’ understanding of climate justice in general? To what extent is the Ukrainian landscape of inclusion and diversity, which has been transformed by the war, part of a global struggle for the rights of the disabled, LGBTQ+, indigenous people, and other marginalized groups? How do the frames of decoloniality shape Ukrainians’ understanding of global decolonial struggles or their conceptualizations of justice and solidarity? 

Ukraine's Altered Landscapes - Day 1


10:00 – 11:30 
Society and Identities during War: Cohesion and Fractures 
Discussant: Jannis Panagiotidis (RECET) 

Destruction of National Diversity and New Waves of Migration Caused by Russia’s War against Ukraine 
Olesya Yaremchuk (Institute for Human Sciences)

Jewish Identity Amidst the War in Ukraine 
Nadia Iermakov (Ariel University)

Amidst the Nexus of “Common Threat” and “Common Good”: Exploring Social Cohesion Dynamics and Risk Zones in Wartime and Post-War Ukraine 
Oleksandra Deineko (Kazarin Kharkiv National University)

12:00 – 13:30
Attachment to Land and Collective Home
Discussant: Darya Tsymbalyuk (School of Advanced Studies, University of London)  

Earth as a Garden 
Kateryna Botanova (Culturescapes)

Find me Dream-walking in the Steppes: From Landscapes to Kin-regions 
Iryna Zamuruieva (independent researcher and artist) 

Territoriality in Ukraine: Unsettled Ground 
Monica Eppinger (Saint Louis University)

14:30 – 16:00 
Wartime Cities: Vulnerabilities, Postcoloniality, and Decentralization
Discussant: Tetiana Zhurzhenko (Center for East European and International Studies)

Reconsidering Post-Soviet Settlements: The Case of the Satellite City of Pyatikhatki in Kharkiv
Kateryna Didenko (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)
Nadiia Antonenko (Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture)

Fragmentation vs Decentralization: Social Protection in Wartime Ukraine 
Oleksandra Demianenko (Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy)

Urbicide in Ukraine. On the Vulnerability of the Urban Fabric, the Life of Architecture, and Resistance in the face of War 
Susanne Krasmann (University of Hamburg)

16:00 – 16:30
Concluding Remarks 

Film Screening at Schikaneder


In cooperation with RECET (Research Center for the History of Transformations).