Corruption is a sore subject not only in Ukrainian society. It has existed everywhere where there has been government and hierarchy. Still, the course of history, as well as the experience of different countries proves that corruption can be defeated, and mostly using education and collaboration.
Our task – as well as the task of ten more teams that worked on Corruption Park project – was to begin a dialogue about the colossal problem that ruins our lives and to understand what is the solution to that problem. Each of ten halls of the park told us about the different aspect of the corruption – its past, its geography, mechanisms, and those who fight it.
Tests, photos, VR, simulations, projections, video, audioart, sculpture, art, and texts – all those formats were used for storytelling in 700 m2 used for this exhibition. To create those stories, our team consulted with investigation journalists, traced the path of corrupted money with National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NACB), studied the EU experience with corruption and succesful anti-corruption cases from all over the world, and studied the historical chronicles of corruption starting with the Sumerians with the historian.
And we did all that just to translate the boring facts about the corruption from the dull language of research reports and legal documents into the language of interactive images and multimedia stories. Because that is the only way the audience would not only acknowledge that corruption can be defeated, but but felt that they want to be the part of the force that defeats the corruption.