The School of Modern Languages, in collaboration with The Byre Theatre, offers an exciting programme of events related to the literature, film and cultures of the world. Our Byre World programme showcases some of the research being carried out by the School of Modern Languages and brings together artists, filmmakers, writers and academics. All events are open to university staff and students and the general public.
The authors of Donbas Odyssey art project (Darya Tsymbalyuk, Julia Filipieva and Victor Zasypkin) will discuss their work in conversation with Dr Victoria Donovan. Donbas Odyssey is an art project which tells stories of cities and towns in the Donbas region of Ukraine. Since 2015 Donbas Odyssey has been collecting oral histories of internally displaced, as well as mental maps of their hometowns and houses. These oral and visual stories are later shared through art interventions in public space and exhibitions. Donbas Odyssey has exhibited and completed interventions in Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Odesa and Lviv, and was recently shown at a Migration Stories Festival in Izmir, Turkey.