Project Initiator Foreword
I am Artem Ivanenko and I am from Ukraine, a resident of the tragically famous city of Irpin.
My country is at war. Every day we lose lives, our homes, our cities, and our future... Ukrainian heroes are going through the unimaginable on the front line to preserve our culture, history, and heritage. Our team is serving the same purpose in the rear. Our heavy weapons are creation and imagination used to preserve our architectural heritage, which is being targeted by the russian rockets daily. We document the destruction caused by Russia as well as the contemporary art that is emerging despite and in the face of this destruction, knowing that it may vanish in flames.
We cherish our memories and want to share them. We want to tell the world about our country, its heroic people, its abundant culture and history, and about the horror in which the people of Ukraine are being forced to live today.
Our goal is to create a digital record of our country, history, and culture. Bombs cannot damage digital records! The highly detailed, real 3D models will be used as scientific, educational, social and legal evidence of Russia’s crimes in Ukraine.
Truth is here to stay.
Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the Heroes!