Film director, producer, radio and TV journalist, media expert, historian of culture and arts, art curator. Head of the Media Communications Department at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine), DPhil (Philosophy), Full Professor. Lidiya Starodubtseva was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine. She studied architecture at Civil Engineering Institute (Kharkiv). Since 2015 she collaborates with the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (US, based in Prague), freelance of the program ‘Above the Barriers’. Author and host of the Kharkiv TV programs ‘Tea Ceremony’ on the channel P1 (2005–2006), ‘Art Interrogation’ on the channel ‘Simon’ (2014–2015), and ‘Dialogues with Lidiya Starodubtseva’ on the ‘Channel 7’ (2011–2017). Scriptwriter and producer of the short films ‘Wine kills’ and ‘Days of Fear’. Scriptwriter, director and producer of the film ‘Time is Up’, director and editor of the films ‘Square Ukraine’, ‘Seam’, ‘Amputation’, ‘Holmes and Harms’, short films ‘Prose of Poetry’, ‘Boots’, ‘Physics of Fragile Body’, ‘Meridian Czernowitz’, etc. Author of 6 books and more than 200 publications on culture, arts and visual media theory. Member of the National Unions of Journalists and Artists of Ukraine.
The W:OW Project (2018)
Peace Letters to Ukraine (2022)