Hackney Depot

5 Sheep Ln, London E8 4QS

13th of November


D6: Culture in Transit and IZOLYATSIA invite you to an artists talk with Alexandra Clod (Krolikowska) and Karolina Uskakovych who respond to the climate crisis by exploring the shared industrial past of the UK and Ukraine and its impact today. 

Karolina and Alexandra will share their research, which spans the social, political and environmental injustices of the climate crisis rooted in the extraction and burning of fossil fuels. From their grandparents’ mining heritage and their tending of the land as Russia’s brutal invasion rages, to the passing down of knowledge and the classical myths of the underworld - their work is both personal and universal.

In wider conversation with partners, they will discuss how de-industrialisation has shaped communities and what this means for rebuilding Ukraine in the aftermath of Russia’s full-scale invasion.

Alexandra and Karolina will present new photos and filmworks created during their (Re)Grounding residencies at D6 this year. These will be in an exhibition at the NewBridge Project in Newcastle later this November.

We'd love to make this an opportunity for discussion, and there will be plenty of time for questions and contributions from the audience.

(Re)Grounding is co-produced by D6: Culture in Transit and IZOLYATSIA, with D6 curator in residence Lucy Nychai. D6 produces international arts projects from its bases in Newcastle and Cyprus. IZOLYATSIA is a platform for cultural projects now based in Kyiv having been forced to move from Donestsk when the territory was seized by the Russian army in 2014.

We would like to thank the organisations that have made the artists talk possible: The Ukrainian Institute of London, Vsesvit and Hackney Depot.