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Culture at War: Ukrainian Revolution, Russian Fascism, European Decolonization

In his lecture, Vasyl Cherepanyn will analyse the cultural and societal context in Ukraine under the conditions of Russia’s war of annihilation and occupation of the country, putting this new catastrophic reality into the perspective of Europe at large. The idea of a free Europe that came into being on the basis of anti-Nazism is now existentially threatened by Russian state fascism. Discussing the recent as well as historical experiences of imperialism, anti-colonialism, authoritarianism, and revolution, the talk addresses European destinies in the realm of memory politics and traces how political, social, and artistic antagonisms have developed on a pan-European scale from the perspective of a civically engaged cultural institution.

When: Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 18:30-19:30 pm

Where: Campus Oerlikon, Affolternstrasse 56, 8050 Zürich, AFL E-015

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