Dates: 24-28 of June 2019
Departure from Lviv to Gavaretsky Hutir, then to Verhovyna — Yavoriv, Bukovets, Kolomuya and Kosiv village.
MEET THE ORGANIZER
Victoriya Yakusha, architect (Yakusha Design), product designer (FAINA Collection) - the main organizer of the Design Expedition to Ukraine:
"Considering all the political and economic conditions, it is hard to imagine Ukraine as a perspective design-tour destination, but I decided to take a challenge and prove that we also have something to interest foreign guests.
While talking to my European colleagues at professional exhibitions in Milan, Paris, London and Stockholm, I realized how little they know about Ukraine and absolutely do not understand who we are. At the same time, I heard many times about the interest in booming Ukrainian contemporary design, as of something new that could soon set global trends.
My mission here with this project is to mark Ukraine on the world`s design map. We have a lot of talented people with unique knowledge and experience, which makes our country worth coming for and discovering, even if one has to travel thousands of kilometres.
I personally selected all the places and workshops along the route of the expedition, communicating and getting to know each artisan, working through master classes with them. Many of these crafts are endangered, so interest in them from foreign designers and the media will also help to attract the attention of the internal audience. Perhaps someone will want to learn deeply invaluable knowledge, or just acquaint with it during the holidays trip".