The Bartlett School of Architecture


One Year? - Film Screening & Discussion

24 February 2023, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

one year? screening and discussion

In this screening and discussion marking the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, four short films about Ukraine will connect this anniversary with events of the past year and those that took place in 2014.

This event is free.

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The Bartlett School of Architecture


Christopher Ingold Auditorium
The Bartlett School of Architecture
22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom

This event is organised by Architecture & Historic Urban Environments MA and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at The Bartlett, in collaboration with King’s College London.


On 24 February 2022, Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began.

But does this week really mark the first anniversary of the war? Or did it start much earlier?

As a prelude to a collaboration between The Bartlett and Kings College London's King's Films for Ukraine 2023: Through the Female Lens!, and in solidarity with all the Ukrainians who continue to fight for their freedom and to mark this grim milestone, on Friday 24 February 2023 The Bartlett hosts the screening of a collection of short films about Ukraine that connect this anniversary with events of the past year and those that took place in 2014. This will be followed by reflections and a public discussion with Ievgeniia Gubkina (UCL and Kharkiv University) and Olga Sydorushkina (film curator from Green Theater, Odesa) on history’s ruptures and continuities and how this affects Ukraine, its people and its cities, and potentially the entire world.

There will be a film screening, followed by a public discussion chaired by Jenia and Olga. The four films being screened are:

  • Stronger than Arms by Babylon'13, 2014 (62 min) 
  • Fortress Mariupol. The Last Days of Azovstal by Yuliia Hontaruk and Dmytro 'Orest' Kozatskyi, 2022 (5 min) 
  • Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, 2022 (12 min)
  • Peace and Tranquility by Myro Klochko and Anatoliy Tatarenko, 2022 (12 min)

Free drinks and snacks will be provided. No booking necessary.


Olga Sydorushkina is a film curator at Green Theater and has 15 years' experience in managing cultural projects in Ukraine, both local and international. She has worked as a coordinator and selector at the Odesa International Film Festival, the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival DocudaysUA, the Independence American Film Festival in Kyiv. Olga is curator of the film department at the Green Theatre (Odesa) - the largest cultural project in Ukraine. For 2.5 years, she has engaged in the development of international projects at the Museum of Modern Art in Odesa. She graduated from Odesa National University with a Master degree in Journalism, completed an educational course for managers of creative industries from Creative Business Academy Ukraine 2021, and took part in a study tour to Liverpool from the House of Europe (Ukraine).

Ievgeniia "Jenia" Gubkina is an architect, architectural historian and curator. In 2014, she co-founded the NGO Urban Forms Center. Her work specialises in architecture and urban planning of the 20th century in Ukraine, and a multidisciplinary approach to heritage studies. Her first book, Slavutych: Architectural Guide, was published in 2015 and was dedicated to the architecture of the last Soviet city of Slavutych. In 2019, after many years of research, her second book, Soviet Modernism. Brutalism. Post-Modernism. Buildings and Structures in Ukraine 1955–1991, was published. In 2020–2021 Gubkina curated the Encyclopedia of Ukrainian Architecture.

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Image: Credited to Dmytro Kozatsky