Kateryna Botanova (Kyiv/Basel) — cultural critic, journalist, and curator, writes mostly on culture as an agent of social transformations, on cultural processes in central and eastern Europe, and on visual art. In 2010 she created an online journal on contemporary culture Korydor and was its editor-in-chief till 2015. Korydor was the first Ukrainian media to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign. From 2009-to 2015 she was a director of CSM/Foundation Center for Contemporary Art in Kyiv. Between 2008 and 2017 she was a trainer and a consultant for different programs within EU Eastern Partnership Culture Program dealing with cultural policy analysis, cultural industries, and cultural journalism in the region.