Face to face — human rights in the digital age

How are human rights changing in times of digitization? This is what Ukrainian illustrators and German authors asked themselves during the project ``Face to Face: Human Rights in the Digital Age``. Over a period of two months, they concentrated on human rights violations, social inequality and the impact of digitization on societies in Ukraine and Germany. The result: the enforceability and acceptance of human rights is similarly threatened in both countries. Discrimination against migrants and minorities, new forms of digital censorship and the right to work are just a few of the issues faced during this project by Pictoric's illustrators and the authors of LAND IN SICHT and null22eins in graphics and stories.


Tetyana Denysenko

Graphic artist / PICTORIC

Graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv, specializing in book graphics. Participated in numerous exhibitions and graphic courses, including post-graduate course Interdisciplinary Printmaking, at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw (Poland); summer edition of print graphics at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg; workshop during the Biennial of Illustration in Bratislava (BIB).

Anna Sarvira

Illustrator / PICTORIC

Graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture. Received a Polish scholarship Gaude Polonia (2013). Co-founder of the Pictoric Illustrators Club (2014). Organizes illustrations and poster exhibitions. Participant of the international exhibition of illustrations at the Bologna Children's Book Fair (2017).

Olena Staranchuk

Graphic designer / PICTORIC

In 2013, scholar of the program by Polish Ministry of Culture Gaude Polonia. Laureate of the contest The Best Book Design 2018 in the framework of the International Festival Book Arsenal. Cooperates with international cultural institutions, focusing on desining of the graphic materials for art festivals and creative events.

Oleg Gryshchenko

Artist, illustrator / PICTORIC

Сurator of graphic exhibitions and projects, teacher at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, co-founder of the PICTORIC illustrator club. Since 2010 have collaborated with the Ya Gallery art center, a member of group exhibitions and projects, among them Landscape shielded by the Picture at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, PinchukArtPrise 2013, six personal exhibitions, international artistic residences and festivals in Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Greece. Portugal, Georgia.

Illia Ugnivenko


Graphic artist, received a master's degree in the department of book graphics at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv. Participated in art exhibitions and festivals, in particular Per-art International Art Festival Black Sea Space Poetry (Romania), Book Arsenal (Ukraine), Children's illustration (Georgia), Kyiv Comic Con (Ukraine).

Anastasia Denysenko

Manager, editor / PICTORIC

Graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv, specializing in art studies. She worked at the Museum of Books and Printing, Laurus Publishing. In 2014, she became a co-founder of the Pictoric illustrator club. From 2016 to today he is the senior editor of the Publishing House Osnovy.

Dakini Böhmer

Freelance author / null22eins

She works voluntarily as an editor for the magazine «null22eins», is involved in the cultural scene in Cologne and works in blogs and online magazines mainly on society and politics. Her focus in on prose and poetry, various projects are in progress.

Robert Filgner

Editor and freelance journalist / null22eins

He gives workshops for public relations and media. On a voluntary basis he works for null22eins - Kölner Kulturen Magazin. He is also a board member of the Press Network for Youth Topics (PNJ) and organizes exchange events of multicultural and youth groups. As a historian and geographer (M.A.), his focus is on international interdependence – especially in European exchange, particularly between Central and Eastern Europe.

Jonas Mattusch

Author / null22ein

Since 2013, he has been part of the null22eins editorial team and has published several essays, interviews and a short story there. In addition to his activity as a writer, he is also active as a plastic artist, the material of his choice is metal. He lives near Cologne and works there in the social area.

André Patten

Author and literature organizer / LAND IN SICHT

For his literary works he received various awards, among other things he was a scholarship holder of the 18th Schillertage in Mannheim. Finalist of the 24th and 25th Open Mike as well as the FM4 Wortlaut Competition of the ORF in 2015 and 2017. He was invited to the Atelier NRW 2017, Prize of the Rheinische Post at the 20th Moers Literature Competition, First Prize of the Ruhr Area Literature Competition 2018 and Laureate of the Leipzig Radio Play Summer 2017. Publisher of the Tippgemeinschaft 2016 and artistic director of the Cologne literary series Land in Sicht and the Auftakt Festival für szenische Texte as well as curator for the Hörspielwiese Köln. Teaching at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, the University of Cologne and the Goethe Institute Kiev.

Kevin Kader

Autor und Literaturveranstalter / LAND IN SICHT

Autor und Literaturveranstalter / LAND IN SICHT
studiert Theorien und Praktiken professionellen Schreibens in Köln. Künstlerischer Leiter der Kö lner Literaturreihe LAND IN SICHT und des Auftakt Festivals für szenische Texte sowie Mitorganisator der Hö rspielwiese Köln. Literarische Veröffentlichungen in verschiedenen Anthologien. 2018 Gewinner des Publikumspreises beim Kölner Kurzformwettbewerb, 2017 Stipendiat im Rahmen der 19. Internationalen Schillertage in Mannheim, 2015 Gewinner des Regiewettbewerbs der Studiobühne Köln mit dem Stück „post:like:me“.

Lea Sauer


PhD in French Literature at the University of Siegen. Short List of the New Voices Award of the International PEN Foundation, fellow at 20th Klagenfurter Literaturkurs 2016 and invited to the 4 + 1 Festival - meeting of young authors at the Schauspielhaus Leipzig 2018. Publications in POET, Narr Magazine, Edition Onepage, SuKultur, BBC Radio.



ПThe project is implemented with the support of the program “MEET UP! German-Ukrainian Youth Meetings “, Foundation “Memory, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ).
With financial support:

media project Zaborona
Goethe-Institut in Ukraine
Orthodox Books / Coffee / Illustration
Aksinya Kurina, Anton Ivanov
Post Tyler Gallery
City of Cologne
Cultural Office Cologne
Sasha Klein

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