365 Days – Russia’s War Against Me

Radio broadcast on Freirad (Freies Radio Innsbruck)

Zhanna Kadyrova: Russian Rocket, 2022. Photo: Andrei Siclodi.

24 February marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine. What was the everyday life of people in Ukraine like during these 365 days and how do they manage to carry on? How can one survive the complete destruction of one’s previous life without going crazy? Can one get used to rockets flying over one’s head on a regular basis (which is actually easier in the current situation of recurring blackouts)? Ira Kurhanska (Office Ukraine – Shelter for Ukrainian Artists), a displaced Ukrainian currently living in Innsbruck, will guide you through the daily life of people in and from Ukraine. We will dive into what happened throughout the past year under the surface of local news on this topic – from music and DJ tracks about the war, diaries and poems, stand-up excerpts and TikTok shorts, memes and facts.

Rerun: Sat 25 February 2023, 20.00

Iryna KURHANSKA was born in Kyiv in 1995. She studied Literature and Cultural Studies at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She worked as a curator assistant for YaGallery Art Center (Kyiv, Ukraine), which focuses on contemporary Ukrainian art. She was involved in creating a permanent exposition of the state museum dedicated to the Soviet occupation of Ukraine (National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide) as a researcher and curator. Since April 2022, Iryna has been working for Office Ukraine Innsbruck.


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