Date: 2018 – now.

Location: Dnipro.

Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture, or the DCCC is an international level cultural institution in Dnipro created to enhance the city’s connections with the world. The platform is dedicated to international cooperation, local context research, promotion of the local creative community, experience exchange and collaborations between artists, business owners and researchers. We intend to represent new technologies and media, contemporary art and informal education, using various formats. All under one roof, there will be several public spaces: gallery, media zone, contemporary library, coworking space, event space to accommodate music or theater, lecture hall, offices for other cultural institutions, workshops and café.

The Center for Contemporary Culture is a new point of gravitation that will help reconsider the history of Dnipro with its closed nature and almost complete detachment from global cultural processes. This is a response to challenges faced by cities whose past is inextricably connected to industrial production while the future is unknown and blurred. We thus attempt to perceive our own historic and cultural heritage, formulate new meanings and myths, find our voice in the international context and integrate in the global cultural processes.

The main objective of the DCCC is to develop the city’s cultural scene. Dnipro has a strong potential to become a cultural point, not only on Ukraine’s map but on that of Europe as well. It is here that a relevant cultural product could be shaped, providing foundation for the city’s new image and identifying Ukraine in general. Through art and culture we will be talking about ideas and issues which are of concern to the society.

Photos by Kostyantyn Guzenko, Arsen Dzodzaiev, Oleh Samoilenko, Yunona Prud.

Public space