Vasylysa Shchogoleva in the shared-studio in Berlin-Kreuzberg 2022. Photo by Tanya Bulgakova.

Vasylysa Shchogoleva (*1991) is an architect and illustrator based in Berlin (from Kharkiv, Ukraine). The body of her work is multifaceted and currently can be clustered into design work, educational formats, and design products. 

The cornerstone of her work is the participative design process. She sees it as a way of supporting diversity, inclusion, and sustainability in the design world. This vision found its way in the winning design for the community housing project in Berlin-Steglitz, numerous public space interventions, illustration work for the CoHousing Inclusive Book, and community project Moabit Hürdenfrei, as well as other works. 

The interactive nature of her work leads her to projects with educational components, such as short or long-term workshops and seminars. She is an art mediator for the project “Exceptions are the Rule Here. Inclusive Educational Work in Museums” at the Haus Bastian – Centre for Cultural Education. 

As a young student herself, she became a co-founder of NGO “Critical Thinking”. One of the highlights of the NGO work was a neighbor’s festival “Mikrorayon. Future”.

Since 2021, alongside commissions, she is dedicating part of her time to developing a series of digital and lino cutting prints.