UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Occupy PPV #01: Perverting the Power Vertical event platform on Politics and Aesthetics

14 October 2022, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

PPV Occupy event poster

This is the launch event for the re-imagined seminar series, Perverting the Power Vertical: Politics and Aesthetics i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶G̶l̶o̶b̶a̶l̶ ̶E̶a̶s̶t̶.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to









Christopher Ingold Auditorium XLG2
Christopher Ingold Building
20 Gordon Street

The event will include a collective reading of the OCCUPY PPV Manifesto followed by a documentary screening on Ukraine's Anti-Fascists Fighting Russian Invasion and a conversation with two women* Ukrainian defenders now fighting at the forefront.

Supported by PPV (Perverting the Power Vertical), the FRINGE Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL

Event programme:

1/ A presentation of the new seminar series;

2/ Ukraine's Anti-Fascists Fighting Russian Invasion documentary screening (30 min) with a pre-recorded foreword from the Popular Front founder and film producer Jake Hanrahan;

3/ Commentary by two Ukrainian women* defenders fighting at the forefront.


Vlad(a) Vazheyevskyy (Goldsmiths) is a Ukrainian performance artist and researcher currently doing a Performance & Politics degree at Goldsmiths. In their work, they focus on decolonisation and queer liberation.

Daša Anosova (UCL SSEES) is a researcher and cultural worker from Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a PhD student at the UCL SSEES. Her current research is focused on the operational strategies and aesthetic-political vocabulary developed by Ukrainian art and cultural initiatives.

Kateryna Iakovlenko (UCL SSEES) is a visual culture researcher, journalist and writer, a Senior Research Fellow at the UCL SSEES. Her research touches upon the interconnection between art and violence, specifically she is focusing on the role of culture during politics, transformation, and war.

Jake Hanrahan (Popular Front) is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker based in the UK. He covers conflict, crime, and politics all over the world. Jake is the founder of Popular Front, a grassroots conflict journalism platform, and has reported from Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, southeast Turkey, Palestine, Karabakh, Peru, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, and more.

Stasik (Anastasia Shevchenko) is a Ukrainian singer, actress, performer and paramedic.

Anna Ziablikova a queer Ukrainian deferender.

Visual credit: Occupy PPV