Two-days interdisciplinary workshop at the Botanic Garden of Würzburg that brings together artists and scholars to discuss ethical dimensions of engaging plants in our work. 
23-24 March 2023 
This short seminar series at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, celebrates Ukrainian culture and reflects on resistance to cultural erasure by artists, filmmakers, musicians, and others. It has been put together to mark the month of February, when on the 24.02.2022 Russia escalated its war on Ukraine to a full-scale invasion.

seminar series convenor 
Hilary Term

An exhibition at St Andrews Botanic Garden showcasing the work of Ukrainian artists, directly impacted by the war in their home country

“Places We Love” features the work of artists Oleksandr Kuchynskyi, Masha Pronina, Darya Tsymbalyuk and Viktor ‘Corwic’ Zasypkin, and ranges from photography and montage to painting.

The exhibition was accompanied by the poster sale and fund raising, and all proceeds went to artists. 

You can read more in Ananya Jain’s interview
with Kate Cowcher, Catherine Spencer, and Victoria Donovan 

Centre for Contemporary Art in collaboration with the Centre for Russian, Soviet, Central and East European Studies and the Centre for Art and Politics at the University of St Andrews, and kindly hosted by the St Andrews Botanic Garden
16.06.-24.07. 2022


podcast series 

A diverse group of heritage practitioners, artists, and researchers discuss the ideologies, ideals, and ambitions that inform work with public audiences, as well as their current projects.


2020 - 2022
A discussion around a collaborative paper, “From "ruin porn" to the zabroshka erotic”, and explorations of derelict sites/ruins anyone is willing to undertake and share. Participants are encouraged to read the paper and instructions before the event.

CIMS 2021 PG Symposium: Contested Memories of Monuments and Public Spaces 
Launched as a part of the project (Mono)town (PI Victoria Donovan), the summer school brought together young researchers and artists to explore the cultural potential of the communities of monofunctional cities of the Donbas, namely, in Sieverodonetsk, Lysychansk and Rubizhne.

The main themes of the school were the (mono)town, the revitalisation of (post)industrial spaces, cultural and creative practices for building communities, cultural memory, cultural studies, the transformation of public spaces and sustainable urban ecosystems.