(Re)building in wartime | Lecture by Slava Balbek, Ukrainian Architect

(Re)building in wartime: how architects shape Ukraine's future while preserving its past | Lecture delivered by Slava Balbek

This lecture marks the opening of the 2023 Oxford Human Rights Festival.

This year we are very pleased to welcome Slava Balbek, a Ukranian architect, founder and CEO of a Kyiv-based award-winning architecture and interior design studio balbek bureau, and who has been fighting against demolition of historic buildings, preparing rescue kits and creating an emergency housing plan within just 10 days of the conflict in Ukraine starting.

Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale war on Ukraine, Slava's team has been crafting social projects in response to the war-inflicted challenges. The initiatives, including a dignified temporary housing solution for IDPs and a monument protection system, have been united under the RE:Ukraine System title.

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