Beyond the Square is a collaborative documentary project that engages its participants in shared narratives and testimonies of time, place and themselves.
It aims to construct an experience of diverse ideas and stories brought together in a visual, social and sensorial representation, and self-representation, of a rich multiplicity of identity and of voices.
During the events leading to February 2014 in Kyiv, there was an explosion of international media reports on Ukraine. The visual representations of conflict have their own language, a language which is understood, replayed and reenacted in the visual vocabulary of revolution inscribed in the bodies, gestures and poses of the people. Identity is everything but being a subject of recognition is at the same time being shaped by the norms of that recognition. When we face a picture of a person, whose voice is that artefact an expression of? Who shapes the knowledge that is constructed about who we are and our aspirations?
Who tells the stories of ourselves? The media iconography of conflict articulates a narrow narrative very well but it is often a language of generic motivations, some times of misrepresentation, and which many times wedges a distance of understanding between audience and the typification of the other.
The title “Beyond the Square” attempts to signal a double meaning. On one hand to go beyond that visual grammar of conflict, the imagery of Independence Square that was so re-iterated in the media. On the other, a going beyond into the aftermath of those events. To take a sense of feelings, hopes, desires, fears and aspirations, a view on the present days of Ukraine and its people, their place, their stories and identities.
We are happy to announce Ivan Honchar Museum as the theme and the location of the Place Making & Building Transformation workshop.
CURATOR:Theo Hauben / HAU|Hauben architecture & urbanism / the Netherlands
TUTORS: ELENA ARCHIPOVAITE / Lithuania & ANDREA VIDOTTO / Italy
This workshop is about the publicness of space in Kiev. Rather than focusing on the physical properties of public spaces, this workshop will scrutinize public space uses and the functions they hold in the lives of the citizens.
More info and the application process:http://festival.canactions.com/…/canaction…/workshop/5/about
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GEBERIT with CANactions invites young architects and designers to contribute to the development of sustainable public street toilets for Ukrainian cities within STREET GEBERIT: Всеукраїнський конкурс (March 10, 2016 - April 21, 2016)
The need for sanitation in urban areas is obvious. Inappropriate sanitation can be damaging to human health and the environment. Especially in urban areas, where public toilets are more common.
Innovative design improvements in public toilets and new ways of recycling will help governments and their partners to meet the enormous challenge of providing quality services to public sanitation.
Organizer: GEBERIT - The European leader in the field of sanitary products.
Co-organizer: CANactions - interdisciplinary urban research platform.
Partners: Zhytomyr City Council.
First place - 30 000 UAH and the realisation of the project
Second place - 15 000 UAH
Third place - 7000 UAH
Audience Award - 5000 UAH
Who can participate:
The competition is open to persons under 35 years, who are citizens of Ukraine, from students to skilled architects and designers.
More information THERE
Competition will take place for the ninth time in a frame of the International Architectural Festival CANactions 2016.
Applications for can be submitted from February 29 till April 13 23:59 (Kyiv time).
The competition is open for:
• students and graduates of Architectural departments of Ukrainian institutions of higher education, specialization - Architecture
• age restriction - up to 35 years, inclusively
• Bachelor's degree is necessary
• number of projects from one author is not limited
• the theme of projects is not limited
• individual membership or stuff is permitted
Among the awards are:
- the opportunity to study in DIA (Dessau Institute of Architecture) to get Master Degree - Germany,
- participation in workshops EASA - Lithuania
- participation in workshop Hello Wood 2016- Hungary.
FOR PARTICIPATION YOU HAVE:
- to fill the application form
- to send the project by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Among our students we would like to see talented and ambitious agents of change who are ready to initiate urban projects and implement real transformations in Ukrainian cities. The topic of the STUDIO #2 is ‘Tackling the Future of Ukrainian (Post)industrial Cities’
Theme:Tackling the Future of Ukrainian (Post)industrial Cities
Dates:February 15 – May 21, 2016
Curator:Urs Thomann, CH
Tuition fee:11 800 UAH
Application deadline:January 3, 2016
Do (post)industrial cities of Ukraine have a future?Have they truly become post- or do they still remain industrial?How to take a step forward from a utopian Soviet past to a contemporary city without the utopian pretense?
The STUDIO #2 participants will be working on finding answers to these questions and raising new ones through developing strategic scenarios and tactical proposals for Kramatorsk – an Eastern Ukrainian city which has been chosen for our case study.
The students will get an opportunity to present their results at the annual CANactions International Architecture Festival in May, 2016.
Want to apply? Read more on our website:
You have one more chance to become a member of first urban school in Ukraine CANactions School for Urban Studies: Studio#1.
By popular demand, we continue to accept applications until 10 August 2015
28 липня о 20:00 архітектор Віктор Зотов прочитає лекцію про урбаністику, а також разом із командою фестивалю презентує CANactions School for Urban Studies: Open call for Studio #1
А після заходу сонця розпочнеться кінопоказ «Берлін – симфонія великого міста» (1927).
First in Ukraine urban school declares accepting applications for grant in CANactions School for Urban Studies Studio#1.
We will give a grant to study free for citizens of Ukraine, who have experience of successful social projects and seek to join team, which will develop strategy for one of the cities in Ukraine.
(must contain personal details, education, level of English, and also your experince in urban projects, participation in social and cultural projects, workshops, master-classes, educational programs etc.)
should describe why exactly you want to win a grant and become Studio#1 participant, your vision of professional activities after the graduation from Studio#1
must contain examples of your design, architectural or urban projects, extracts from your written reports, publications, research and analytical work etc. Portfolio have to contain up to 5 projects, no more than 10 pages overall, and should not exceed 20 MB. Each project must be signed with title, year, explanation, significance and amount of work the candidate has conducted for the project.
Scan-copy of passport
Scan-copy of University Diploma. Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's degree
The application deadline is August 10, 2015.
The required documents must be sent via e-mail: email@example.com
More details: http://school.canactions.com/
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