(HATY) – in Ukrainian, "HOUSES"
(COHATY) – in Ukrainian, “TO LOVE”
CO-HATY is a co-housing project for people who lost their homes due to war.
On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine. Since then, the Russian army has bombed Ukrainian cities and villages daily, destroying civilian and military infrastructure and killing thousands of people.
Around 12 million Ukrainians were displaced because of the invasion. Of those, 6.5 million Ukrainians are currently in the Western part of the country. The housing supply in this region has already run out. Families, the elderly, and children are forced to remain in transit zones for weeks without the ability to find suitable shelter and return to a semblance of normal life.
As an urban laboratory, we cannot stand aside and want to create housing for those who need it. With the support of our partners and community of volunteers, we renovate buildings to provide comfortable living conditions.
We implement architectural and urban expertise, cooperate with local governments and property owners, raise budgets for repairing and furnishing, and coordinate the construction process. We welcome all kinds of support, let’s create CO-HATY together!
Urban curators is an independent agency and an interdisciplinary team from Kyiv that works in urbanism, architecture, and urban management. Particularly Anatsiya Ponomaryova was displaced to Ivano-Frankivsk from Kyiv and joined the project.
NGO "Critical Thinking" (from Kharkiv) unites people interested in architecture and development of the city and implements research, educational and participatory projects.
IM Swedish Development Partner is a values-based, independent member organisation that fights for an equal and compassionate world. We work globally in collaboration with local partners to enable people to lift themselves out of poverty and exclusion through their own efforts. We strive for a sustainable world, based on international human rights standards, and we reject all forms of discrimination.
Financed in part by IM and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). IM or Sida is not responsible for the content and not necessarily in agreement with any views expressed.