The War up Close team presented their virtual gallery project at the HillVets CAPCON Conference in Washington, DC on May 10. The event took place in the Oracle Health Center and was dedicated to American experience in integrating military personnel into civilian life, building their professional capacities as well as to interactions between politicians, society and veterans.
With the War up Close VR glasses, participants of the event could visit the places where Ukrainian civilian infrastructure was destroyed due to massive shelling by Russian invaders. Not only congresspeople, members of NGOs and professional communities, but also former and acting members of the U.S. military could get a feeling of what both soldiers and civilians in Ukraine are experiencing right now.
“Proximity of the war shook everyone. It became very tangible, almost real-life component to many of our friends and partners across the ocean, reinforcing their commitment to support Ukraine,” noted Oleksiy Syvak who presented the project in the U.S.
It is our second event in Washington, DC, following the February immersive exhibition in the Ukrainian House as a part of our global tour, marking the anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
We are grateful to all our guests and partners: the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the International Postgraduate Education Institute.