It is the thirteenth day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Researcher and art historian Asia Bazdyrieva remains in Ukraine, south of Kyiv with her family. She has shared a diary entry on Instagram for every day of the war so far. Here is her entry for Tuesday 8 March 2022—also International Women’s Day—republished with kind permission of the author.
researcher and art historian
Asia Bazdyrieva is a researcher and art historian. Her research interests range from histories of modernist utopia to grassroots expressions that challenge dominant historical narratives. She studied analytical chemistry at the National University of Kyiv and art history at The City University of New York as a Fulbright grantee in 2017. Previously, she worked for Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, IZOLYATSIA platform for Cultural Initiatives, Kyiv, ART UKRAINE magazine, Kyiv, among others. In 2018, she was a postgraduate researcher in The New Normal design think-tank at the Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design, Moscow. She is currently based in Kyiv.