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Histories of Ukrainian Architecture: Book launch at Ukraine House in Denmark

Ukraine House in Denmark and DOM publishers present Histories of Ukrainian Architecture.
This project is DOM publishers’ Response to the War of Aggression. The event will take place on Monday, 3 July 2023, 18:30–20:00 at Ukraine House in Denmark, Address: Strandgade 27B, 1401 København.

To give Ukrainian authors a louder voice outside their homeland, to increase knowledge about architectural history, and to strengthen Ukraine’s sovereignty, DOM publishers has launched the “Histories of Ukrainian Architecture” programme – a series of full-colour textbooks with richly illustrated topics on architecture, urban design, planning methods, and portraits of architects from the past 100 years. These titles will be published in different languages (English, Ukrainian, and German) as part of DOM publishers’ BASICS series.

“Publishing a book series on the architectural identity of Ukraine is a political decision in times of war. We need to defeat the front lines in our minds and sharpen our focus on alternative narratives. The context of the UIA 2023 conference in Copenhagen will allow us to promote our ideas,” explains Philipp Meuser, Architect and Publisher of DOM publishers.

“As an organization dedicated to foster intercultural exchange and bring Ukraine’s points of view to the international audience, we are happy to co-introduce the new important titles of Dom publishers within the summer of architecture at Ukraine House in Denmark. We hope that equipped with new knowledge, the experts will help find answers to the critical questions such as can architecture heal the wounds of war or what urban planning concepts will be most suitable for successful recovery and lasting peace,” comments Nataliia Popovych, chairperson of Ukraine House in Denmark.

Based in Berlin, “DOM publishers” is an award-winning independent publisher specializing in architecture. Since their foundation in 2005, the brand has focused on architecture and urban design in Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics. Before 24 February 2022, close contacts with authors in Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Russia, and elsewhere in this post-socialist context helped to promote and cultivate academic exchange despite the increasingly difficult conditions.

In addition, bilingual editions (English and Ukrainian) for Kyiv and Kharkiv will be published in the internationally award-winning series of architectural guides. These will complement previous titles on Slavutych and an edition on mosaics in public spaces and building façades. Part of the programme is published in cooperation with the Kyiv-based partners, Osnovy Publishing and Ro3kvit – Urban Coalition for Ukraine.

Authors, editors, and translators will be around.

Prof. Dr. Bo Larsson, architect and associate professor, Lund University

Prof. Dr. Philipp Meuser, architect and publisher, Berlin/Kharkiv*

Dr. Nataliia Mysak, architect and researcher, ETH Zürich/Lviv*

Karsten Pålsson, architect, Pålsson Urbanism, Copenhagen

Dr. Marjo van Schaik, researcher and lecturer, Amsterdam/Lviv*

Prof. Dr. Liudmyla Shevts, lecturer, O.M. Beketov University, Kharkiv/Berlin

* Members of Ro3kvit. Urban Coalition for Ukraine

Partner: Ro3kvit. Urban Coalition for Ukraine and OSNOVY Publishing, Kyiv.

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