Austrian historian Harald Binder, founder of the Center for Urban History of Eastern and Central Europe, plans to turn Lviv Jam Factory into the cultural center, informs zaxid.net with reference to TV Channel 24.
"Center for Urban History has existed for 10 years. For me it's time for a new project, so I bought the Jam Factory. There we will create a cultural complex - theater, art workshops, and music ground. I think this is good for the city and its residents, who associate this place with industry, but it has the potential to become a cultural center", said Harald Binder.
Center for Urban History of Eastern and Central Europe is the public organization founded in 2004. The institution promotes scientific and cultural exchange from historic, sociologic, architecture, cultural perspectives.
The Center has already held Week of Contemporary Art, Fashion Week, film screenings in the Fest of Neighbors and so on. In September 2014, it held a master class, where Ukrainian and Belarusian urbanists achieved consensus with ideas how to revive the Jam Factory.
Jam Factory is the unique architectural structure of the city, earlier it was the factory of alcohol beverages, built in the early twentieth century. In Soviet times a winery was located there trust, which brought tanks of wine for bottling from Algeria and Moldova. In 1970, the company was reorientated into processing vegetables and fruits.