Last weekend we were in Slavytich for a festival on film and urbanism. The location of Slavytich is significant since this town was newly built mostly to shelter the refugees from Prypiat after the Chernobyl disaster. Hence quite a good location for a festival on urbanism considering this town was artificially built from scratch in just two years (’86-88). Also this weekend is signifcant since it marks the date when the disaster occured ( 26 april 1986 ) . Many people still work at the plant nowadays. Since then it looks like time almost stood still in this small town.
Chernobyl – Fukushima, drawings
Slavytich art school