The Corruption park is to be opened in Hryshko National Botanical Garden in Kyiv on June 1. This project was created to attract attention to the top-corruption topic in an interactive form, as Yaroslav Gres, the author of the project, and Eka Tkeshelashvili, the Head of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine, said at the project’s presentation.
“The youth becomes more tolerant to corruption, the youth doesn’t want to read long texts of the anti-corruption investigations and examine its aspects. That is why we decided to talk with the youth about it in the form of an interactive park with clear patterns, objects, virtual reality, 3D, interactive dashboards and exhibits which explain not only how the top-corruption works, but also what is done in Ukraine to eliminate it,” Eka Tkeshelashvili said.
The Corruption park will consist of nine inflatable tents with a total area of 700 square meters. Each has a story – about corruption as a phenomenon known by ancient Sumerians, basic corruption systems, large informational block on corruption agencies with the artifacts of real criminal cases. The last hall is entitled “The State we dreamed of”, which shown Ukraine without corruption.
“A unique pneumatic structure looks like a lizard from above – an ancient reptile which adapts itself to any climate conditions and if it loses a tail it grows a new one. The park is similar to huge balloons – symbols of bubbles and vain promises which always follow the corruption,” the message says.
One of the halls was made in the forms of a 100-meter golden baton (Ukrainian white bread, - ed.) named a “corruption’s quintessence”.
The Corruption park will be opened for three weeks. The entrance is free. One needs to buy an ordinary ticket to the Botanical Garden to enter the Corruption Park.