Lisa Glybchenko

Yelyzaveta (Lisa) Glybchenko

Doctoral Researcher at Tampere University

Yelyzaveta (Lisa) Glybchenko is a doctoral researcher, entrepreneur, facilitator, and artist working on her PhD project “Visual Peacetech: Digital Visual Images as Security-Building Tools” at Tampere University, Finland. Lisa researches digital visuality of security/peace, VR as a tool of digital diplomacy and peacebuilding, AR technologies as tools for implementing peaceful futures, Internet governance and ex-/in-clusion within digital peace design. Lisa’s research is inspired by her peacebuilding work, in particular the startup she founded in 2016 – Color Up Peace. It works at the intersection of art-making and technology to leverage artistic innovation as a peacebuilding tool. From Lisa’s student initiative at the American University in Bulgaria, Color Up Peace has grown to have projects/programs not only in Ukraine, but in about 15 other countries (e.g. Israel-Palestine and Kenya), as well as a special support program for Ukrainians who relocated to Finland during Russia’s 2022-2023 full-scale war against Ukraine.