Since its foundation in 2005, the Berlin-based DOM publishers have been focusing on architecture and urban design in East Europe and former Soviet Republics. Close contacts with authors in Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Russia and elsewhere in this post-socialist context have helped to promote and cultivate academic exchange despite increasingly difficult conditions. In order to give Ukrainian authors a greater voice outside their homeland, to increase the knowledge about the architectural history, and to strengthen Ukraine›s sovereignty, the publishers launched the programme “Histories of Ukrainian Architecture” – a series of full-color textbooks with richly-illustrated topics on architecture, urban design, planning methods, and architects’ portraits in the past 100 years. These titles will be published in different languages (English, Ukrainian, and German) as part of DOM publishers’ BASICS series. In addition, bilingual editions on Kyiv and Kharkiv (English and Ukrainian) are published in the internationally award-winning series of architectural guides. They complement previous titles on Slavutych and an edition on mosaics in public spaces and on building façades. Part of the programme is published in cooperation with the Kyiv-based partner OSNOVY Publishing.