Saving Ukrainian Heritage
Presented by the Global Alliance for Heritage Interpretation
The Global Alliance for Heritage Interpretation, with support from its seven partners (Interpretation Network New Zealand, Interpretation Australia, Interpret Europe, Interpretation Canada, InterpatMX, the Association for Heritage Interpretation, and NAI), is hosting a series of free webinars highlighting Ukrainian heritage. The goal is to educate and gain appreciation for Ukrainian culture and heritage and encouraging donations to the cause.
Join us in showing support for Ukraine with this special edition webinar series. NAI defines interpretation as “A purposeful approach to communication that facilitates meaningful, relevant, and inclusive experiences that deepen understanding, broaden perspectives, and inspire engagement with the world around us." We are bringing you this webinar series with GAHI, focusing on Ukrainian heritage which you can share with your peers, friends, neighbors, everyone! We wish to create awareness, inspire hope, and gather donations to the survival of Ukrainian culture and interpretation. The webinars will be one hour via Zoom, and will be live-streamed on the NAI facebook page.
“The Love of Freedom: Why the World Needs Skovoroda, and Ukrainian Culture”
10:00 am MDT/ 12:00 pm EDT/ 17:00 BST/ 19:00 EEST
On Friday night, May 6, 2022, a Russian missile set fire to the Hryhorii Skovoroda National Museum in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. Skovoroda was a beloved poet, philosopher, teacher and composer whose work is still influencing modern poets today. He has been seen as a symbol of the “love of freedom” and for many, the attack on the museum (which is actually originally Skovoroda’s home) felt like an attack on the soul of the country. We will learn about the Skovoroda museum, before and after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, why the world needs Skovoroda, how interpreters are helping make it visible to the world, and how you can help.
- Сhuieva Kateryna, Deputy Minister of The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.
- Taras Lyutyi and Oleksandr Filonenko, Ukrainian philosophers, and Yevhen Stasinevych, literary critic.
- Nataliia Mitsai, Director of the National Literary Memorial Museum of Hryhoriy Skovoroda.
- Anastasiia Cherednychenko, Vice President of the Ukrainian National Committee of the International Council of Museum.
- Oleh Drozdov, architect, founder of an architectural bureau «Drozdov & Partners» and Kharkiv school of architecture.
- Inna Kucher, creative leader of the Skovoroda Cultural Community, creative copywriter, сo-founder of Pump Communications Buro.
- Artem Halytskyi, leader of the Skovoroda Cultural Community, CEO of Ckovoroda Radio.
Moderator: Khrystyna Biliakovska, strategic leader of Skovoroda Cultural Community, sustainable communications expert, сo-founder of Pump Communications Buro
This series is free, but you do need to register, or watch via NAI Facebook page.