PROJECTS IN PROGRESS
An enlightenment project of podcasts and ironic longreads “Philosophical Garden”. The Philosophical Garden podcasts are frank conversations with thinkers, philosophers, directors, artists, founders of creative industries companies and civil society organisations, literary critics, actors, curators and international CEOs. We speak about their motivation to make an impact on the creative economy, discuss what distinguishes an artist from a business person, or what they have in common.
The main topic for the Season II evolves from Lene Rachel Andersen saying: “A general problem that we face as humans is that we do not solve the problems we have; we solve the problems we understand. In order to solve more problems and create better solutions, we need to understand more of the world. In fact, we need to understand the world in different ways; ways that are unfamiliar to us today. We have to push and expand our understanding of the world so that it matches the world we ourselves are creating.”
Demyan Om: “Ukraine is the center where all the strings are stretched from… Other countries are being transformed through Ukraine. Right now. And how will they be able to do it after the war? So that it lasts infinitely?”
Philosophical Garden was first launched on September 23, 2019. By now, 21 recorded talks with people of art and people of business have been released. Season I press release
Bohm Dialogue is a freely flowing group conversation in which participants attempt to reach a common understanding, experiencing everyone’s point of view fully, equally and nonjudgmentally. This can lead to new and deeper understanding. The purpose is to solve the communication crises that face society, and indeed the whole of human nature and consciousness. It utilises a theoretical understanding of the way thoughts relate to universal reality. It is named after physicist David Bohm who originally proposed this form of dialogue.Some practitioners have made contributions and adaptations completely unforeseen by Bohm himself, making the subject of “Bohm Dialogue” much greater than the dialogue theory Bohm himself originally established, which, Don Factor believes, would have delighted him if he were still alive.Cultural Hub takes this conversation format for regular meetings to explore communication, to practice intercultural dialogue.
“…dialogue can be considered as a free flow of meaning between people in communication, in the sense of a stream that flows between banks.These “banks” are understood as representing the various points of view of the participants.
…it may turn out that such a form of free exchange of ideas and information is of fundamental relevance for transforming culture and freeing it of destructive misinformation, so that creativity can be liberated.“
David Bohm and J. Krishnamurti, The Ending of Time, Graham Hancock, Victor Gollancz, 1985, London, UK.
The war russia (ex-Moscovia) opened on 02/24/2022 against the Occidental culture on the territory of Ukraine revealed an ontological crisis. It is trying to impose with weapons its version of reality, and Ukrainians are confronting this aggression on the physical, informational and cultural battlefields. The Western world has united in the economic struggle. This war is the harsh reminder to the civilised world that freedom, democracy, truth, law is not a given. They need to be chosen every day, in our minds, in the local policies, in principles of the global world order. And Ukrainians are now clearly articulating these fundamentals, paying with their lives for them.
The Cultural Hub NGO, being a team of intellectuals, chooses to fight with the word [Logos]. By spreading the Ukrainians’ stories to the world, we aim to raise the level of empathy so high that the reader’s emotions coincide with the emotions that Ukrainians are experiencing right now. So that all English-speaking audiences get united around the sense of will, truth, responsibility, and dignity. So that the principles and values we are fighting for are clear and understandable. And they go far beyond the state interests of Ukraine. These values are at the global humanistic level.Our team of 10 multifunctional people joins our colleagues in the pursuit to tell the world the stories of Ukrainians in their struggle for freedom. We are researchers, interviewers, editors, fact checkers, proofreaders, program directors, web and graphic designers, illustrators, translators.
The Ukrainian voices will be published in English essays on our website, LinkedIn, Twitter and distributed in international media. We will connect great minds in dialogues worldwide to realise and give analysis to the events of this war in anthropological, sociological, cultural, philosophical terms.
The next five years we work on the Communication Body of Knowledge as arrays of dialogues, texts, books, essays. The body of knowledge evolves over time and is presented in the Communication Body of Knowledge Guide as a set of standard terminology, cases, discussion summaries and guidelines for communication [and ideation]. The book in the first edition will be updated and reprinted later at a speed relevant to changes in the market.
The CBOK Guide is a document resulting from the work overseen by Cultural Business Education Hub and numerous think tanks, plus, each edition is reviewed by an international commission of scientists, philosophers and business people. It is a strategic document with practical recommendations for Cultural & Creative Industries [C&CI] and useful for World->Ukraine->World partnerships. We aim the Communication BOK Guide to contribute to the culture of dialogue among Ukrainian creative entrepreneurs developing their thinking, communication skills, and strengthening intercultural understanding.
PROJECTS IN THE PAST
UNIVERSAL OPEN UNIVERSITY
-Project Management Course at Universal Open University
-UX Design Essential Course at Universal Open University, School of Design
-People Management Pro Course at Universal Open University
-Project Management Course for secondary school headteachers as part of the “New Ukrainian School” reform
-OPEN LECTORIUM. 41 one-hour-long courses
-LIVE! IT UA-USA EDUCATION BRIDGE PROGRAMME Intensive Course on Product Management and Business Development-special acceleration programme BEGENIUS LAB-INCLUSION COURSES. 2019-2020
SPORTS. U MOVE PROGRAMMES
-Dnipro City Chess Championships ##1-7
-Olympic junior swimming team training
-Courses on anatomy and physiology for yogis
-Course for yacht captains and navigators
-Lecture series during the Interpipe marathon-Forums “Intelligence and Sport”
STREAMING AND PRE-RECORDED ONLINE COURSES
-course The Ethics of a Relationship
-course Prolegomena to Philosophical Thinking
-course World Literature
-course Burnout: Prevention and Treatment
-podcasts The Hard Thing About Hard Things
JUNIOR OPEN UNIVERSITY
-Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme for Juniors
-HOMESCHOOLING PROGRAMMES FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN 2019-2020
-Project “200 days of edutainment”
-Project “Junior Hic et Nunc!”
-Project “Lyceum: A generation of gadgets”
The challenge and power of culture and ethics
LANGUAGE UNCONFERENCES AND CAMPS
-3PM Uncon ##1,2,3,4
-Canada Camp in Dnipro ##1,2
-“Philosophical Garden. Cultural Code. Abstracts.” Season I
-9 science mini-conferences of 15*4 Dnipro
EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC. MUSIC LABORATORY
JAZZ MUSIC. Jazz Jam Sessions #1-#72 in Dnipro
FILM SCREENINGS 2018-2020
-Oscar Shorts Animation Festival 2018-p.s. of film Concrete and Unclear
-Dnipro Animal Ads Day 2018
-New British Cinema Festival 2018, 2019 in Dnipro
-Cinema Against Corruption Festival 2019
UN programmes in Ukraine
UNICEF programmes in Dnipro
USAID programmes in Dnipro
EUROMAP of Ukraine | Dnipro
The National Bureau of the EU Creative Europe programme 2020 meetups
Europe OSCE Cafe ##1,2,3,4
WTECH, a club of women entrepreneurs [Ukraine]
EBA meetups (with Mr.Om, Mr.Vakarchuk)
LVIV meetups (with Mr.Sadovyi)
ASPEN Ideas Meetup 2020
CROSS-INDUSTRIES BUSINESS ACCELERATORS. 2018-2020
I Business Incubator programmes
Dnipro Idea Garage ##1,2,3
Pre Acceleration Programme MHP Accelerator 2.0
Garage48 Dnipro IoT
StartupCrashTest Dnipro ##1-8
Seedstars World Competition
Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Professionals ##1,2
IT PROFESSIONAL CLUBS. IT INDUSTRY CONFERENCES 2017-2020
Dnipro PM & BA Conference
JS conference 2018: JSDevTalk #2
Wix QA Hackathon 2018, 2019
Ukrainian-German round table on social entrepreneurship
Lambda Club meetups for devops #1-#11
Indie Game Devops Meetups
Intel Realsense Meetups
Google Dev Meetups ##1,2,3
Canon Ukraine Fotomarathon Dnipro 2019
FASHION AND URBAN DESIGN. 2018-2020
Ga.Eva corner and showroom
Be-in-UA monthly festival-fairs
Design Code of Dnipro. Residency
Lviv Media Forum 2020 in Dnipro
Intensive course 2020 “How to work effectively with the media”
Hromadske Q&A 2020
OURadio author’s podcasts: About Love & Books. Mental Health.
RESULTS AND HISTORY
The Ukrainian economy is already part of Occidental culture. It remains to build up better trust in each other, create cross-sectoral partnerships, strengthen education, and improve the level of visual and business communication. We can only achieve this if we align our efforts.
400 mini- and large-scale conferences, forums, strategic sessions for IT communities, medium and large businesses, creative industries, cultural industries, sports, formal and non-formal education with 50,377 participants [yes, counted].
We built and launched the infrastructure for a cultural business hub in Dnipro for regular ecosystem events of the local community, residing educational initiative and the Cultural Investors Club:
1000m2 , designed 3000m2
September 15, 2020
As of September 15, 2020, due to the financial pressure, then threats of murder from local criminals of Dnipro criminal structure, all managerial and educational teams had to stop their activities in Dnipro.
We lost all our infrastructure and assets.
We had to move the top team to Kyiv and restart the institution.
These days our think tank and editorial board work on podcast studio, analytic media and publishing house.Cultural Business Education Hub creates a vital platform for dialogue, democracy, and collaboration. It connects think tanks and cultural institutions for development of Cultural & Creative Industries in Ukraine.
Cultural Business Education Hub has established and maintains contacts with the large community: 208 mentors, 5,014 graduates, and dozens of startup teams, most of them started in Dnipro and now have their businesses and operate all over the world.
Cultural Hub Speakers and Curators account for 57 educational programmes, 400 large-scale conferences, forums, and strategic sessions that were created and conducted for IT communities, medium and large businesses, creative and cultural industries, sports, for formal and non-formal education.
Past key topics:digital design, product design, business development, financial management for NGOs, risk management, rhetoric, world literature, philosophy practice, children’s and general psychology, jazz skills, sports practices.
The following successful creative projects started up with our programmes and networking:Intel RealSense™ Meetups, Microsoft conferences, TEDx, PechaKucha Nights, Startup Grind Dnipro, Startup Crash Test Dnipro, Ukraine LifeHackDay, Canon Ukraine, Garage48 the Internet of Things Hackathon, IT Chess Tournament, Philosophical Garden, Lambda Club, 15*4 Dnipro, WTech Dnipro, Reply.io, 3PM unconference by Savvy, Wayme City Guide, Lviv Media Forum in Dnipro, Seedstars World Competition in Dnipro, Art Hackathon, WIX 1.0 and 2.0 Hackathons, European Business Association Unlimited Ukraine activities in Dnipro, 1991 Tech Incubator in Dnipro, Radar Tech  in Dnipro, New British CINEMA Festival in Dnipro, several yoga schools, a calligraphy school, design and floristry schools, an art school, a moderation school, a professional photography school.
Cultural Business Education Hub is a naturally born institution for practising the social skills necessary for a healthy civil society: openness/tolerance, responsibility, proactivity/leadership, critical thinking, dialogue, design practice, emotional and social intelligence, and justice.
A developed personality’s qualities ensure success: aesthetics, ethics, logic, speed, innovation, experimentation, improvisation, foresight, and mindfulness.
We are designers of processes, facilitators of cross-cultural partnerships, promoters of intellectual labour and copyright protectors.
We focus on creative businesses, as they are the closest to the concept of responsibility.
They restore the value of private property, mitigate business risks, and protect their rights in the fight against corruption, crime, and lawlessness.
Cultural Business Education Hub explores and applies business tools [design thinking practices, marketing metrics, financial management, risk management indicators, etc.] concerning cultural projects. We research cultural phenomena and projects [philosophy, art literature, and fine art] and integrate them into the C&CI business environment.
Past key activities:
Podcast “Philosophical Garden Season II” features 21 dialogues with thinkers and opinion leaders. The Second season covers extraordinary issues on methodology and its implementation, Ethics and Intercultural Communication. Here’s the link to the first season of “Philosophical Garden I.
“The “Philosophical Garden” format emphasises the prominent role of the leader’s thinking, not just professional knowledge and achievement. Each author’s opinion is significant to us. We consider “creativity” strictly as “creation”.“Philosophical Garden” production line: podcast studio recording, video editing and sound engineering, transcription, subtitling, show notes writing, long read text editing and UA-EN translation, and illustration.
The podcasts are published on: Anchor.fm, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Castbox, Podcasts.
Mission and goals
2.2. Subject of the Cultural Business Education Hub is:
2.2.1. construction and development of the I Cultural Business Hub — a center for culture, business and education for talented people.
2.2.2. organisation of the Business Culture School for professional and business codes development of Ukrainians.
2.2.3. implementing the programme “Educational bridge Ukraine-World” is an open stage for outstanding speakers worldwide. Support of international cultural embassies and missions in Ukraine. Discovery of talented Ukrainian experts from around the world.
2.2.4. implementation of beGenius mission: inspiration and education for social entrepreneurs, cross-cultural leaders in Ukraine, creation of cultural and business events, provision of necessary resources for talented people: finance, infrastructure, business relations, and project management.
2.2.6. restoration of sponsorship and patronage institutions in Ukraine, considering historical, philosophical, psychological and applied aspects.
2.2.7. creation of IClub — a club for cultural investors, aiming to develop players in the cultural and creative industries and the creative economy sector.
2.2.8. creation of IEvents — a number of significant annual events in the fields of creative industries, business culture, science and technology. Acts as a cultural partner and licensee of international organisations in culture, business and education.
2.2.9. implementation of the programme “Culture Matters” to increase the number of Ukrainian culture ambassadors worldwide and search for Ukrainian cultural code/s.
2.2.10. assistance and support in organising culture, business, and education programmes. Cooperation with the organisers of these programmes and direct participation in them.
2.2.11. experience exchange and cooperation with charitable and public organisations, centers, museum institutions and other foundations in Ukraine and abroad, development of international relations in the fields of culture, business and education.
2.2.12. cooperation with the media to promote the culture of doing business to disseminate information about the organisation’s activities.
2.2.13. initiating the creation of professional clusters and signing memoranda among cultural experts and creative industry players.”