Kateryna Botanova

is a cultural critic, curator and policy analyst. She is an editor at Ukrainska Pravda.Culture (the cultural pages of Ukraine’s largest online newspaper), co-curator of the CULTURESCAPES festival in Basel and an expert for the Culture-2025 Platform for Strategic Initiatives.


Cover for: Against indifference

There is little hope for the release of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia during the World Cup. However, Oleg Sentsov’s hunger strike will not have been in vain if it causes people to question the platitude that ‘sport is above politics’.

Cover for: Back to the future in Ukraine

Back to the future in Ukraine

Cultural policies two years after Maidan

The Maidan protests have given Ukraine a chance to stop and look at its future, and plan it the way she wanted to, writes Kateryna Botanova. Now it’s becoming apparent how to make the revolutionary shift from continual fighting, distrust and questioning of legitimacy to mutual support, collaboration and growth.

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