Adam J B Walker's first trip to Ukraine was in 2017 as a resident artist in the British Council's SWAP UK / Ukraine
programme. Following that visit he became very interested in, as a counterpoint of comparison to their functioning in the UK, how the Ukrainian public sphere functions and the importance of art and the arts community to that sphere. He writes about the experience in the doctoral dissertation* he's working on at the Royal College of the Arts. In order to assemble the necessary input for his work from Ukrainian artists and curators Adam applied for a Culture Bridges International Mobility Grant.