Our goal is to transform the system of Ukrainian culture so that the creator of the intellectual and aesthetic product appears at its centre.
To think innovatively, one must, first, rely on the best achievements of the world’s philosophical thought, and, secondly, be in direct connection with other cultures in order to quickly import and assimilate new ideas.
This is a big problem in Ukraine, going back to Soviet times when translations of fundamental philosophical works were distorted by ideology. As a result, we still use secondary intellectual products of dubious quality that are far from the original.
Therefore, it is necessary to start with primary sources. After all, a new meaning is born when classical knowledge is thought over again, due to which its new value arises.
How do we work?
The translation of a philosophical text is a painstaking scientific work that requires not only a perfect command of the original language, but also knowledge of the philosophical and historical context in which the work arose. So, our team of translators includes almost twenty of the best Ukrainian specialists in this area.
Except for the scientific and literary edition, all future editions go through the laboratory of scientific translation. It is a public event where experts in linguistics and philosophy discuss the translator’s work, asking questions and providing clarifications and advice.
To date, four books have been published: Emanuele Severino “The Essence of Nihilism”, Ibn Sina “The Book of Salvation. Logic. Physics. Metaphysics”, Henry David Thoreau “Walden, or Life in the Woods” and Edmund Husserl “Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology”.
Eight more texts are being prepared for publication, and it is planned to publish about 50 books in total, within the publishing program.
The program of translations and publications of philosophical literature is a joint project of “Mizhvukhamy” institution and “Tempora” publishing house. The program is managed by philosopher and writer Taras Lyuty.
Second, the past should work for the future. It is unwise to treat museum treasures only as historical artifacts. We believe that the nation’s cultural heritage is also an inexhaustible source of ideas and inspiration for creating something new.
What do we do?
Modern digital technologies allow unlimited access to museum repositories. For this, all objects stored in the museums of Ukraine must be digitalized. Neither the state nor an individual institution can do this work alone. That is why “Mizhvukhamy” is the driver of this process – it establishes cooperation between museum institutions, representatives of the creative industries, donors, and business.
Together with our partners, we are putting together a hub that will unite the local community and business around this attractive tourist destination, which will be a win for all participants in the process.
How do we work?
“Mizhvukhamy” is an intellectual partner of “Tustan” NGO. We assist the hub with its development strategy and support the launch of its key project. We are going to use the successful experience of “Tustan” to create similar hubs throughout Ukraine.
“Mizhvukhamy” space is a place that unites people of culture and business, provides opportunities for creative effort, exchange of views and experiences
Our residents are “Cowo.guru” thinking school, “Cultural Project” educational organization, “From Country to Ukraine” social innovations foundation, and LvBS (Lviv Business School).