Social media platforms have changed the way that people mobilise and act collectively. But as Kateryna Iakovlenko discovers in the context of war-affected Ukraine, the visual record created by apps like Instagram are forcing researchers to reconsider what constitutes an objective record, a subjective perspective – or possibly both.
is a journalist and researcher of Ukrainian contemporary art. She works at the Research Platform of PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv) and is a postgraduate student at the New Media Department, Ivan Franko Lviv National University. She was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna in September-October 2017.