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Wednesday, September 28

 

09:00 ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATER

STEFA AND HER CHAKALKA

READING with IVAN ANDRUSIAK, UKRAINE

Moderator: GALYNA DOLNIK

»Стефа і її чакалка« (tr. Stefa and her Chakalka) is a humorous fairy tale publishd in 2007 by the Ukranian writer Ivan Andrusiak. The Chakalka is a mythical creature that abducts disobedient children at night, putting them in a bag and taking them into the forest. Andrusiak connects folkloric fairy tale elements with everyday and educational themes.

Ages 7–12

 

10:30 ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATER

PAPER WINGS

READING with MARCIN SZCZYGIELSKI, POLAND

Moderator: GALYNA DOLNIK

Translation: BOYHENA ANTONIAK

Rafel flees from the cruelty of the Warsaw Ghetto into the world of books. H.G. Wells provides him with him an explanation for the misery: The SS soldiers come from another time. Ultimately he is smuggled out of the ghetto and hides in the zoo. But the Nazis are hot on his heels … In »Arka Czasu« (tr. Paper Wings), Marcin Szczygielski portrays the Holocaust in an adventure novel with fantasy elements.

Ages 10–14

 

12:00 ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATER

THE EYES OF THE NIGHT

READING with INÉS GARLAND, ARGENTINA

Moderator: MICHI STRAUSFELD

Argentinian writer Inés Garland’s young adult novel »Los ojos de la noche« (tr. The eyes of the night), is a romantic adventure that turns into a captivating thriller. It is also a coming-of-age story that is both painful and exciting. She succeeds masterfully in putting into words familiar feelings, such as fear, hate, doubt, sadness, and love, which leave us speechless.

Ages 16+

 

19:00 HOTEL LONDONSKAYA

FESTIVAL OPENING. Opening speech: Amanda Michalopoulou “Literature and the meaning of life; a european education”

 

 

Thursday, September 29

 

09:00 ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATER

THE DOG NINO didn’T HAVE

READING with EDWARD VAN DE VENDEL, THE NETHERLANDS

Moderator: LIANA KRYSCHEWSKAJA

Nino has a dog –  but not really. It’s an imaginary dog: a dog that’s fearless, that can do everything and that understands everything. One day Nino’s parents give him a real dog. But will this dog live up to its predecessor?
Ages 5–8

 

12:00 ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATER

SHANTYOWN KID

READING with AZOUZ BEGAG, FRANCE

Moderator: MICHI STRAUSFELD

»Le gone du Chaâba«, the debut of sociologist Azouz Begag (born in 1957 in Lyon to Algerian immigrants), was a resounding success and won many prizes. It tells of his experiences as the child of immigrant workers, and the identity conflicts of a life between two cultures.

Ages 12–15

 

Thursday, September 29

 

READINGS

 

14:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

ALL IN ALL ODESSA IS VERY BIG

READING with JEVGENI DEMENOK, UKRAINE

Moderator: EVGENIJ GOLUBOVSKIJ

Sonia Delaunay and Vladimir Baranov-Rossiné, David Burliuk and Aleksei Kruchenykh, Mikhail Vrubel and Leonid Pasternak, Georgiy Florovsky and Nikodim Kondakov, Lev Magerovski and Perikl Stavrov, Israel Litwak and Nikolaj Dzevanovski are the heroes of Jevgeni Demenok’s »Vsja Odessa ochen’ velika« (tr. All in all Odessa is very big). The Odessan-born author and explorer of his native city’s cultural heritage brings to light the lives of all the famous painters, poets, thinkers and scholars who once called Odessa their home.

 

15:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

66th EDITION OF THE ALMANAC »DERIBASOVSKAYA-RISHELIEVSKAYA«

Introduced by FELIKS KOCHRICHT, YEVGENI GOLUBOVSKI and OLEG GUBAR and OTHERS

Moderator: OLENA PAVLOVA

The Odessites Club has published the artistic and literary almanac »Deribasovskaya – Rishelievskaya« since 2000. Felix Kochricht, Yevgeni Golubovski and Oleg Gubar will present the 66th edition of the almanac. Elena Pavlova, director of the Odessites Club, Vitali Abramov, director of the Museum of Arts in Odessa, as well as the writer Maria Dimerli and poet Tina Arseniev will also participate.

 

18:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

OBLIVION

READING with TANJA MALJARTSCHUK, UKRAINE/ AUSTRIA

Moderator: JURKO PROCHASKO

In Ukrainian

Tanja Maljartschuk’s works are known in the Ukraine and internationally. They have been translated into several languages and have won European literature prizes. As an important commentator, she also represents Ukraine in the international arena. The author presents her new novel »Забуття« (tr. Oblivion), which will be released in early September.

 

18:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GALLERY HALL

ALL RUSSIANS LOVE BIRCH TREES, THE LEGAL VAGUENESS OF A MARRIAGE

READING with OLGA GRJASNOWA, GERMANY

Moderator: JULIA POMOHAIBO

Olga Grjasnowa‘s debut »All Russians Love Birch Trees« tells of the inability of a generation to express itself, a generation that knows no borders, and that has no homeland. Her text is a testimonial to the foolishness of religious and national categorizations of people.

Funded with support of a »Grenzgänger Europa und seine Nachbarn« stipend of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

 

19:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

AN EGYPTIAN IN PARIS 

READING with SAMUEL SHIMON, IRAQ / GREAT BRITAIN

MODERATOR: CYRILL LIPATOW

Samuel Shimon talks about the Cairo-born novelist and poet Albert Cossery (1913 – 2008), who emigrated to Paris after the Second World War, where he lived for the rest of his life. Written in French, his works pay tribute to the ordinary people of Cairo, and examine the differences between poverty and affluence, intrigue and quiet revolt.

 

19:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GALLERY HALL

SPRING ON THE MOON

READING with JULIA KISSINA, UKRAINE/ GERMANY

Moderator: ELENA KARAKINA

In Russian

Julia Kissina’s new novel describes the childhood and adolescence of the generation born in the 1960s and 1970s in the Soviet Union, a generation that grew up in the bleak era of stagnation under Brezhnev. The author, who was born in Kiev and now lives in Berlin, once again draws on the diversity of languages, styles and ethnicities of her city of birth.

 

 

Thursday, September 29

 

Perspectives

 

LIVING BY THE WATER

Cities built by the sea and on riverbanks are shaped by a unique cultural and architectural heritage. Proximity to water represents a connection to other continents and cosmopolitanism. As part of the international literature festival odessa, urban planners, architects, and writers will explore what makes living close to the sea so unique and how it influences their work.

 

18:30 ODESSA REGIONAL SCIENCE LIBRARY M. GRUSHEVSKY

LIVING BY THE WATER I

INÉS GARLAND, ARGENTINA, LAKSMI PAMUNTJAK, INDONESIA, and AMANDA MICHALOPOULOU, GREECE

Moderator: IWAN KOZLENKO

In English

Cities built by the water suggest safe havens, and ties to other countries. Sometimes they even have beaches, and provide access to riparian and industrial zones. As part of the project »Perspectives«, authors, architects and city planners convene to discuss the future of cities by the water.

In »Living by the Water I« writers discuss how the sea influences their lives and where they live, and what makes these places so unique.

 

 

Thursday, September 29

 

20:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

On Feminism

JULIA KISSINA, UKRAINE/GERMANY and JULIA BELOMLINSKAJA, RUSSIA

Moderator: ANNA NARINSKAJA

How relevant is feminism in post-Soviet countries today? What do feminist thought, action and artistic practice currently signify? Is there such a thing as »male« or »female« literature? The Berlin-based novelist Julia Kissina and Saint Petersburg native Julia Belomlinsky discuss and examine these themes from a personal and artistic perspective.

 

20:00 TERMINAL 42

THE ROLE OF UKRAINIAN LITERATURE IN A EUROPEAN CONTEXT

TANJA MALJARTSCHUK, UKRAINE/ AUSTRIA and BORIS KHERSONSKY, UKRAINE

Moderator: JURKO PROCHASKO

The author and journalist Tanja Maljartschuk and the poet Boris Khersonsky discuss whether Ukraine as a young independent nation has its own cultural identity, focusing on the history and potential of Ukrainian literature, and examine the country’s past and present more closely.

 

21:00  TERMINAL 42

POETRY NIGHT I

BORIS KHERSONSKY, UKRAINE, ILYA KAMINSKY, USA, RAPHAEL URWEIDER, SWITZERLAND, ESTHER KINSKY, GERMANY, and NIKOLA MADZIROV, MACEDONIA

Moderator: JURKO PROCHASKO

Ilya Kaminsky, a native of Odessa now living in the United States, considers himself Odessan, nonetheless: »My poems are in the vein of the southern Russian school, the only difference is that they are in English.«

The poet Boris Khersonsky studied in Odessa and published poems in the 1970s in »Samizdat«. He now primarily writes about the Maidan and the war, and also about Odessa.

Raphael Urweider has dedicated his life to words and language. He conquered the world of poetry at a young age, receiving prestigious prizes and enthusiastic reviews in the arts sections of German-language newspapers.

The multi-award winning translator and author Esther Kinsky’s poetry and novels formidably describe the frontier districts of Southeastern Europe.

Macedonian poet Nikola Madzirov’s poems are about memory, places and non-places, playing with everyday objects and deconstructing their accepted meaning.

 

Friday, September 30

09:00 ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATER

THE BOY AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN

READING with JOHN BOYNE, IRELAND

Moderator: ANNA NARINSKAJA

Irish author John Boyne, known for »The Boy in the Striped Pajamas«, returns to the horrors of the Third Reich in his most recent novel. When little Pierrot becomes an orphan, he is sent to live with his aunt, who lives in the mountains where she works as housekeeper. However, a guesome scenario awaits: It is 1935, and the house he will be living in turns out to be Hitler’s Berghof.

Ages 10–14

 

10:30 ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATER

GRANDMA DRINKS TEA IN HEAVEN, THE BEGINNING

READING with SONJA DANOWSKI, GERMANY

Moderator: LIANA KRYSCHEVSKAJA

Illustrator Sonja Danowski’s colored pencil drawings have won numerous international awards. »Oma trinkt im Himmel Tee« (tr. Grandma drinks tea in Heaven), »Der Anfang» (tr. The beginning) present detailed picture book worlds in which even the most difficult topics, such as death or life after the war, are made understandable and narrated with empathy. Unsentimentally and powerfully, Danowski manages to depict that although loss is sad, it also has the potential for new beginnings.

Ages 5–9

 

12:00 ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATER

THE LUCK FINDER

READING with EDWARD VAN DE VENDEL, THE NETHERLANDS

Moderator: LIANA KRYSCHEVSKAJA

In » De gelukvinder«  (tr. The luck finder) Edward van de Vendel uses narrative snapshots to tell the story of a sixteen-year-old Afghan refugee, starting with the Taliban takeover to his escape to the Netherlands. The reader experiences what it means to be have to leave one’s home, and learns about the hardships and dangers that refugees face on their way to Europe.

Ages 15+

 

Friday, September 30

 

Perspectives

 

11:00 ODESSA REGIONAL SCIENCE LIBRARY M. GRUSHEVSKY

LIVING BY THE WATER II                  

MERIAM BOUSSELMI, TUNISIA, BORIS KHERSONSKY, UKRAINE, ILYA KAMINSKY, USA

Moderator: KYRILL LIPATOW

Cities built by the water suggest safe havens, and ties to other countries. Sometimes they even have beaches, and provide access to riparian and industrial zones. As part of the project »Perspectives«, authors, architects and city planners convene to discuss the future of cities by the water.

In »Living by the Water « writers discuss how the sea influences their lives and where they live, and what makes these places so unique.

 

Friday, September 30

 

17:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GALLERY HALL

ARCHETYPE: MEDEA/WOMAN-BOMB/ EUROPE

READING with IVANA SAJKO, CROATIA

Moderator: ELENA KARAKINA

Ivana Sajko is one of the leading literary voices of the southeastern European theater scene. Her plays about recent events reflect her political commitment, and her hybrid stagings explore and dismantle traditional dramatic forms.
Her trilogy »Archetyp: Medea/Bombenfrau/Europa« (tr. Archtype: Medea/Woman-Bomb /Europe) is inspired by mythological themes.

 

18:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GALLERY HALL

NATIONAL AVENUE

READING with JAROSLAV RUDIŠ, CZECH REPUBLIC

Moderator: TETIANA OKOPNA

Rudiš’ »Nationalstraße« (tr. National avenue) portrays a character who lost out during the fall of the Iron Curtain: Although Vandam was at the forefront of the Velvet Revolution in 1989, 25 years later he has clearly failed to thrive, becoming a longer and a thug, who spends his days and nights getting into fights; raises his right hand in a Hitler salute at the soccer stadium. Rudiš’ brillant monologue, based on a real person, is like a punch to the gut.

 

19:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GALLERY HALL

MAYBE ESTHER

READING with KATJA PETROVSKAJA, UKRAINE/ GERMANY

Moderator: JURKO PROCHASKO

»Vielleicht Esther« (tr. Maybe Esther) is an attempt to reconstruct the genocide of the Jews in Kiev. Petrovskaja’s novel, which won the 2013 Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, tells the story of a woman abducted from Kiev in 1941 and murdered at the massacre in Babi Yar.

Funded with the support of a »Grenzgänger Europa und seine Nachbarn« stipend from the Robert Bosch Foundation.

 

20:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GALLERY HALL

KARADAG OCTOBER 13

READING with ESTHER KINSKY, GERMANY

Moderator: JURKO PROCHASKO

In October 2013, Esther Kinsky and Martin Chalmers explored Crimea, the peninsula between Asia and Europe, ancient greatness and romantic cliché, poverty and pomp. »Karadag October 13: Aufzeichnungen von der kalten Krim« (tr. Karadag October 13: Notes from the cold Crimea)«, Kinsky’s poetic notes from this region, accompanied by the observations of a 19th-century British diplomat, take us on a journey through the past – free of any trace of nostalgia.

 

Friday, September 30

 

Discussions

 

18:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

HOW SHOULD WE TALK TO CHILDREN ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST

JOHN BOYNE, IRELAND, and MARCIN SZCZYGIELSKI, POLAND

Moderator: ANNA NARINSKAJA

Is there a tried and tested approach to communicating the Holocaust to children? Do authors need to use a particular language to speak to young people about the horrors of the Third Reich? John Boyne and Marcin Szczygielski share their experiences regarding this complex subject.

 

19:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM,  GOLDEN HALL

Europe I – REFUGEE CRISIS

MERIAM BOUSSELMI, TUNISIA, and AMANDA MICHALOPOULOU, GREECE

Moderator: ARTEM CHAPEYE

The newest refugee crisis has resulted in Europe reverting back to splitting the continent along the East-West divide. Furthermore, tensions between Turkey and the European Community have opened up new sources of conflict.

What course should future European policy regarding refugees take?

 

20:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM,  GOLDEN HALL

Europe II – REFUGEE CRISIS

ARTEM CHAPEYE, UKRAINE, and VLADIMIR RAFEENKO, UKRAINE

Moderator: VLADISLAV DAVIDSON

The occupation of the Crimea and war in eastern Ukraine forced thousands of people to flee their homes – some temporarily, others permanently. How are domestic refugees perceived and received by their countrymen? What problems do they face? How is the state helping them to build a new life?

 

21:00 TERMINAL 42

POERTY NIGHT II                       

ALEŠ ŠTEGER, SLOVENIA, PEDRO LENZ and RAPHAEL URWEIDER, SWITZERLAND, and YITZHAK LAOR, ISRAEL

Moderator: SERHIY ZHADAN

Aleš Šteger is one of the most important Slovenian writers of his generation. A brief interpolation, a twist, or a change of rhythm is enough to give his verse a new orientation. In the process, Šteger’s artistry is to suddenly unhinge the reader’s expectations with his imagery.

Pedro Lenz is one of the most powerful voices of Swiss vernacular literature. The subject of his writing is not the «literary high culture» of critics, but everyday life, and the working world of average people with their leisure time and aspirations. Lenz’s texts often give a voice to people who have difficulty managing their lives.

Raphael Urweider wrote the music for Elfriede Jelinek‘s »Sportstück« (tr. A sport play) and released four albums as a vernacular rapper with the hip hop group LDeeP. His texts are rich on word play and wit.

Israeli author Yitzhak Laor, considered an enfant terrible in his homeland, writes poems and prose that chip away at national myths and legends.

 

Saturday, October 1

 

Authors’ Readings

 

10:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

THE QUESTION OF RED and ARUNA AND HER TONGUE

READING with LAKSMI PAMUNTJAK, INDONESIA

Moderator: MICHI STRAUSFELD

»Amba : sebuah novel« (»The Question of Red«), breaks the silence surrounding the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965 that followed the coup d’état by General Suharto. Laksmi Pamuntjak’s new interpretation of the national epic »Mahabharata« paints a panorama of a young nation in the turbulent 20th century. Pamuntjak is also the author of »Aruna & lidahnya : sebuah novel tentang makanan, perjalanan dan konspirasi« (tr. Aruna and her tongue: A novel about eating, travel, and conspiracy).

 

11:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

WAKING UP IN TOYTOWN

READING with JOHN BURNSIDE, GREAT BRITAIN

Moderator: VLADISLAV DAVIDSON

Although he vowed never to be like his own father, Boyne realizes that he has followed in his abhorrent progenitor’s footsteps, living a life governed by drugs, alcohol, lies and the systematic refusal to take responsibility for his life and his actions. »Waking up in Toytown« details how, having reached rock bottom, he resolves to lead a »middle-class« life, just like everybody else. With brutal honesty, Burnside tells of his arduous and winding ascent back to normalcy.

 

12:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

SHORT STORIES: Autobiography and Father and Dog

READING with AMANDA MICHALOPOULOU, GREECE

Moderator: ELENA KARAKINA

Amanda Michalopoulou is a prominent representative of contemporary Greek literature. Her essays, stories, novels and children’s books have been translated into 12 languages and have won national and international literature prizes. She will read from »»Αυτοβιογραφία« (tr. Autobiography)« and »Πατέρας με σκύλο (tr. Father and dog).

 

14:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

WHEN THERE WERE ONLY ANIMALS

READING with ZSÓFIA BÁN, HUNGARY

Moderator: OLEXANDR WESSELENYI

Like snapshots in the photo album of a 20th century family, Zsófia Bán’s novel »Amikor még csak az állatok éltek« (tr. When there were only animals) creates 15 stories that initially seem unrelated, but ultimately form a whole; tales of emigration and uprootedness, of love and violence.

 

14:30 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GALLERY HALL

ARCHIVE OF DEAD SOULS

READING with ALEŠ ŠTEGER

Moderator: LIANA KRYSCHEVSKAJA

During the 2012 carnival season the Slovenian city of Maribor is also a European Capital of Culture. While researching a malicious conspiracy, a dramaturg and a journalist uncover a network of corruption and lies. In the tradition of Bulgakov, Gogol and Kafka, Aleš Šteger dissects the rotten core of the belle monde in his splendid literary thriller.

 

15:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

JAN, JANKA, SARA AND I

READING with ZSUZSANNA GAHSE, Switzerland

Moderator: JULIA POMOHAIBO

Local residents and travelers, passing through a small town regularly, visit a recording studio to document their impressions of the changing city. Zsuzsanna Gahse allows these many voices to speak in her brief, light, and trenchant texts about how life between people in the city is changing.

 

15:30. LITERATURE MUSEUM, GALLERY HALL

SEASON and OTHER UNPUBLISHED TEXTS

READING with PEDRO LENZ

Moderator: SERHIY ZHADAN

Pedro Lenz is one of the most powerful voices of Swiss vernacular literature. The subject of »Jahreszeit« (tr. Season), and other texts is not the «literary high culture» of critics, but everyday life, the working world of average people with their leisure time and aspirations. Lenz’s texts often give a voice to people who have difficulty managing their lives.

 

16:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

FOUR PLAYS

READING with MERIAM BOUSSELMI, TUNISIA

Moderator: JULIA POMOHAIBO

Four plays: »Brouillon de vie«, »Truth Box«, »Ce que le Dictateur n’a pas dit«, »Mémoire en retraite« (tr. Rough draft of life, Truth box, What the dictator did not say, Memory in retreat).

In her plays »Brouillon de vie«, »Truth Box«, »Ce que le Dictateur n’a pas dit«, and »Mémoire en retraite« the author and director, who with her theater group was driven from their rehearsal space by Salafists in 2012, addresses the mechanisms of dictatorship and the desire to live in freedom.

 

17:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE RUSSIAN SOUL
READING WITH VIKTOR EROFEYEV

Moderator: VLADISLAV DAVIDSON
Viktor Yerofeyev’s novel »Энциклопедия русской души« [1999;
tr. Encyclopedia of the Russian soul], a deeply, passionate and –
at times – unsparing analysis of the »Russian Psyche«, asks:
Who precisely is the »Russian Nation«? What is it made up of?
What aspects of everyday life does the »average Russian« rely
on, and who does he trust? Readers wll find it hard to determine
whether Yerofeyev’s encyclopedia is simply a compendium of
Russophobia or whether it is a finely detailed observation.

 

 

Saturday, October 1

 

Discussion

 

11.00 DISCUSSION

LITERATURE MUSEUM, GALLERY HALL

Europe I – Populism

ZSOFIA BAN, HUNGARY, and ZSUSZANNA GAHSE, SWITZERLAND

Moderator: SERHIY ZHADAN

Yet again, right- and left-wing populists and nationalist themes are gaining ground. What kind of patriotism does a country need to find its identity – without reverting to nationalistic concepts of the 19th and early 20th century?

 

Saturday, October 1

 

Perspectives

 

THE FUTURE OF ODESSA

 

200 years ago, Catherine the Great commissioned leading European architects to build a city whose harbor was to be the largest on the Black Sea. Over time, cosmopolitan Odessa became a crucible for many cultures, traces of which are still apparent in an array of different architectural styles and designs. Today Odessa is a dynamic metropolis. As part of the international literature festival, renowned urban planners, architects and writers have been invited to discuss and consider the future of Odessa.

 

13:00 ODESSA REGIONAL SCIENCE LIBRARY M. GRUSHEVSKY

THE FUTURE OF Odessa I: URBAN PLANNERS

with MICHAIL REVA, UKRAINE

Moderator: OMAR AKBAR and CYRILL LIPATOW

The Odessa-based sculptor and architect Mikhail Reva presents his vision of urban development and examines ideas that have already been put into place. A discussion among experts, architects and urban planners, among them Vadim Zaplatnikov and Larissa Merkulova, will look closer at land use and present-day city planning practices.

 

15:00 ODESSA REGIONAL SCIENCE LIBRARY M. GRUSHEVSKY

THE FUTURE OF Odessa II: Architects

JOHANNES KISTER, GERMANY, JOSE MATEUS, PORTUGAL, SILJA TILNER, AUSTRIA, VADIM ZAPLATNIKOV and LARISSA MERKULOVA, UKRAINE

Moderator: OMAR AKBAR and CYRILL LIPATOW

Architects examine the architectural heritage of a city and present their own projects: Johannes Kister talks about Cologne, Jose Mateus about Lisbon, Silja Tilner about Vienna, and Vadim Zaplatnikov and Larissa Merkulova about Kiev.

 

17:00 ODESSA REGIONAL SCIENCE LIBRARY M. GRUSHEVSKY

THE FUTURE OF Odessa III: PANEL DISCUSSION

MIKHAIL REVA, LARISSA MERKULOVA and VADIM ZAPLATNIKOV, UKRAINE, JOHANNES KISTER, GERMANY, JOSE MATEUS, PORTUGAL, SILJA TILNER, AUSTRIA and AMANDA MICHALOPOULOU, GREECE

Moderator: OMAR AKBAR and CYRILL LIPATOW

In the concluding discussion, urban planners, architects, urbanists and writers examine their experience in Odessa, share their ideas on urban development, and talk about completed as well as future projects for the city.

 

19:00 TERMINAL 42

MYTHOLOGIZATION OF REALITY OR DECOLONIALIZATION OF HISTORY?

SERHIJ ZAKHAROV, SERHIJ MAZURKEVITCH and MAKSIM PRASOLOV, UKRAINE

Moderator: CYRILL LIPATOW

In Ukraine, comics and graphic novels – new literary genres – are experiencing a veritable boom. Classical literature, historical myths, everyday life and the realities of war are explored critically by comics artists. How does this form of expression contribute to talking about the past and present? Does Ukraine need superheroes of its own? Do graphic novels mythologize reality or decolonize history?