Maria Nikitina decided to make an artist residency in Kurba in order to breathe life into the native village of her family. Kurba has a very valuable architectural and historical heritage but is now going through very difficult times.
The failed initiative to save postmodern buildings in Potsdam shows that participatory democracy is a struggle in Germany.
Not all grassroots projects are successful. But this does not mean that we should not try to create and take risks. Love, directed at places and people, gives us the strength to go forward.
Nina Skibnevsky's clothing brand Haptic Path transmits her values: loving beauty and nature, travelling and justice.
In 2016, Zhenya Nedosekina started the blog "Parallel," which is devoted to female musicians in Russia and other post-Soviet countries.
Outstanding Belgian ceramist Mie Ghesquiere shared with us her experiences creating a local community of artists with the intention of promoting their work.