Construction festival returns to Dnipro after a two-year break resulting from the full-scale Russian invasion. The central theme of Construction VIII is Ukrainian Hardcore: Learning from the Grassroots. The festival delves into the concept of "hardcore" in the context of grassroots initiatives. The program encompasses various formats, showcasing collective and individual experiences from the crossroads of activism, volunteering, and culture.
The hardcore of Ukrainian society is made up of grassroots initiatives. They respond to challenges, provide solutions to community issues, and protect shared values and spaces. Construction aims to consolidate and systematize the experiences of grassroots initiatives, DIY movements, and volunteers involved in reconstruction, preserving tangible and intangible heritage, and grassroots activism in both the public sector and culture during wartime.
Construction VIII's three-day program includes educational material, discussions, music, visual arts, and film screenings. These events will highlight the role of grassroots initiatives and movements in sociopolitical processes, investigating their influence on Ukraine's current and postwar future.
For those unable to attend the festival, there is an option to get a Remote Construction box by making a donation of 15 euros. The box will include recordings of discussions, music performances, and additional festival content. For more information about the festival's program and goals, visit the website of Construction.