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Presentation of the book "How to Write about Culture?"

In recent years we’ve been observing a gradual disappearance of culture from the pages of different Ukrainian media, the quality andinfluence of the cultural criticism has reduced almost to zero. However, as the river paves its way in the most bizarre landscapes, in hard time culture is looking for opportunities to speak aloud, and appears at independent platforms, public spaces, independent media, in social media and blogs. It is obvious that there always has to be a space for analysis, debate and discussionsaboutsocial processes through the prism of culture. Cultural journalism is the best instrument to explain our life and make all the political processes in cultural sphere more transparent. But the question is how to convey to the reader the most important things, without losing the main idea? What is the right position for the critic to assess cultural phenomenon? How can we finally start thinking aboutpublic and private money in culture? These questions will be discussed with participants of the presentation – the authors of "How to Write about Culture?":


Oksana Forostyna – Ukrainian journalist and writer. Executive editor of the “Krytyka” magazine and the “Critical Solutions” project.

Pavlo Gudimov – curator of the art center "Ya Gallery", architect, musician. One of the founders and members of the rock band "Okean Elzy".

Yuri Rybachuk – journalist, editor of "Culture and Society", "Comments" newspaper, member of the working group of the platform for strategic initiatives "Culture 2025".

Moderator – Vira Baldyniuk, editor-in-chief at “Korydor” online magazine, editor of the book “How to write about culture?”


"How to Write about Culture?" – a text book of theoretical and practical materials that will be useful to those working with the topics of culture and interested in cultural policy and diplomacy, cultural entrepreneurship and creative industries. For journalists and critics, writing about films, music, literature, visual and performing arts. The concept of the book is the inclusion of cultural criticism in other areas of life. The book contains texts and lectures by leading Ukrainian editors, journalists and public cultural figures who participated in the seminars of cultural criticism and reportage "Culture 3.0", organized by the CSM.


This book is published with the support of Press, Education and Culture department of USA Embassy.