Team

People, listed on this page, are functioning as a board of directors of Kurenivka. However, it is important to mention that we do not assign specific job titles. Board is a collective name for this group of people. We find, it is a simple way of calling, and everyone is pretty much familiar with the term Board of Directors from the business.

Nevertheless, in contrast with the business environment, no one listed on this page is limited in their actions by contracts and has no salary paid for the work done for the Kurenivka. These job positions are all voluntary, and each of the board members is at their place up till the moment when they decide to leave giving a path to a new community member.

It’s not my job, it’s just my turn

Oleksandr Ovsianko, playa name Ovsianka (oatmeal), has begun his journey with the first art project presented by Ukrainians in 2015. He has also participated in Burning Man in 2017 and 2018. He is one of the brightest and eccentric leaders of the Ukrainian community.  Sasha is a professional developer, who has joined the community sharing his expertise and has become a leader of the  Department of Social Works (DSW), which is similar to the Burning Man DPW (department of public works). Apart from changing the physical surrounding, Sasha sees popularisation of the ideas and history of Burning Man as one of his primary missions.

Oleksiy Vlasenko, playa name Electric (electrician), is a participant of the Burning Man 2018. Oleksiy has joined the community quite recently. But, has proven his reliability by laying a couple of kilometres of wiring, in which his friend Igor and himself took part while organizing the Precompression and Kurenivka Camp at the Burning Man, later on. At the Kurenivka Culture Palace, Oleksiy is responsible for the IT department. .

 


Oleksiy Novikov, playa name Bob, is Burning Man participant from the years 2017 and 2018. Oleksiy has created a name and concept for our first camp and is also working on the text and sense of our community. He is considered to be or on-board philosopher, lead of the editorial board of Kurenivka Courier (our newspaper, TV, content house) and is taking care of all who are creating content within our community.

 

 

Viacheslav Gudenok has participated in Burning Man in 2017 and 2018. He is one of the first Ukrainian artists who has presented his art at the Burning Man. Slava has a very strong-willed character, and he knows how to get it done right. So, it is not surprising that at the Kurenivka Culture Palace is leading the Maker-space.

 

 

 

 

Olena Tabahova, playa name KViTKA (flower), has participated in Burning Man 2018. At the Precompression \ Decompression Kyiv, her gift was a soulful tea room Soul Camp and a chillout area Svadhisthana. During the Burning Man, she decorated Kurenivka Dance floor; while, at the Kurenivka culture palace she is responsible for the decoration and spirit of the public space.

 

 

 

Oksana Hoshva is a participant of the Burning Man in 2017 and 2018. Oksana is an expert in innovations and communications. However, the Burning Man community has attracted her attention by its philosophy and principles of forming the community of the future. At the Kurenivka culture palace, Oksana is leading a public dialogue and is dealing with the sense and laws of like, social interaction, future of the countries and the world.

 

 

 

Yuri Rakovski, Yura has joined Burning Man community loudly and bringing a lot of fun by providing sound-accompaniment for one of the Precompression dance floors. Yura is a professional DJ and event manager. At the Kurenivka culture palace, he is responsible for the work of the music studio and dance floor.

 

 


Ella Vasilevska, playa name is Mama-Drama, has participated in Burning Man in 2013, 2017 and 2018. Ella has got her name for being worried about everything and everyone at the Kurenivka Camp. She was taking care of everyone and was making sure that each one ate on time, had enough sleep and hadn’t overheated in the sun. At the Kurenivka culture palace, Ella is responsible for internal communication and will be helping participants and teams in their effective cooperation.

 

Yaroslav Korets, playa name Vozhd’ (dictator), has participated in the Burning Man in 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018. After getting back from his second Burn in 2016, Yaroslav has decided to build a Ukrainian camp at the Burning Man. This was the moment when he has become a leader of the Ukrainian Burners and a despot at the same time. This is what for he has got his name Vozhd’. He is a leader of the Kurenivka Culture Palace project.

 

 

The list of the Board participants is not finalized yet and will be updating and expanding in-line with the growth of the community projects. Do you want to become a part of this community and work for free for the wellness of the community? Do not hesitate to contact us!