• Team

    Сommunity Planning “Mapping* Positive Urban Experience: Kyiv”

    Date: 16/05  14:00 - 17:00

    Venue: Art Cluster "Vydubychi", Inzhenerna str. 7v

    Local Stakeholders and citizens will be invited to a make dialogue on urban planning and how to involve decision makers and citizens into the processes.

    The dialogue will be beginning with the presentation of Mapping Positive Urban Experience: Ukraine’ preliminary results.

    Anastasiya Ponomaryova - СANactions/UA,
    Niels Grootjans - EGEA/NL,
    Petronela Bordeianu - EGEA/RO.

    working language: English/Ukraine

    We kindly invite all interested locals, experts and citizens to join the discussion and review the preliminary results of the project.

    The project is organized by CANactions together with EGEA (European geographical association)  within a framework of  TANDEM ** project.


    Igor Tyshchenko

    MA in Cultural Studies (Kyiv-Mohyla academy). PhD-student (Department of Cultural Studies, Kyiv-Mohyla academy. Topic of dissertation research - practices of re-claiming of public space in Ukrainian cities). Analyses urban planning and urban development policies, urban everyday life, sustainable mobility and transformations of public space in post-socialist Ukraine

    Denysenko Vadym

    Social psychologist, analyst in InMind research company, professional moderator. Kyiv

    Sakh Roman

    Architect, co-founder of “architectural studio Formografia” and “scientific and art platform Ostriv", public activist. Kyiv During the last two years working on complex project of solving problems of public spaces using digital algorithms. Co-author of the project «City Curator»

    Oleksandr Shutyuk

    Designer. Studied at National Forestry Industrial University in Lviv. Since 2010 I'm engaged at public spaces and street greening projects. Co-founder of Lypneva.com public initiative and author of completed public space at Galytska square and greening of Gorodotska street. Now I'm working at the Development department of Lviv city council.

    Jirka Konietzny

    Geographer with specialisation in development and culture studies, former President of the European Geography Association and PhD student at the University in Lulea, Sweden. I have experience in arranging informal and non-formal education seminars, meetings and workshop sessions with international participation. "Map Me Happy" is the first project within the particular context of urbanism.

    Iuliia Popova

    "Democracy Support" Program Coordinator of Heinrich Boell Foundation's Office in Ukraine. The program has two components - urbanism and history. Iuliia is an organizer of plenty events on the topic of urbanism and urban studies: Civic Urban Forum (24-25.06.2014), Public Forum and research and reconstructionworkshop on Pecherska square "Pecherska for Everyone!", Hackathon "Assemble the town" and workshop of "Pylorama" initiative in the framework of Festival of film and urbanism "86", etc. She believes that any (re)construction of a public space has to be researched and discussed by all the stakeholders.

    Svitlana Shlipchenko

    (Ph.D, M. Arch) is a visiting lecturer at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Philosophy, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Teaches courses Trans-disciplinary Readings of Architecture, The City and its Representations in the Specialized and Cultural Discourses, The Canon and the context: A History of Western and Ukrainian Architecture at the Department of Cultural Studies at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She is a member of European Association of Urban Historians, an expert of Terra Dignitas architectural competition and a curator of Metropolis-Kyiv research project. In 2013, she was a member of the team that worked out the concept and organized Frunze 35: Rethinking Industrial Zone workshop. She is an author ofArchitectural Principles in the Age of Postmodernism (2000), Written in Stone: Interventions into the History and Theory of Architecture(2009), and an editor of the urban studies series (Politics and Practices of Urban Renewal, 2013). Her scholarly interests include urban studies, urban anthropology, philosophy of art and architecture.

    Rashad Shirinov

    works currently at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and conducts a research on Post-Soviet urban politics, public space and civil society. He has been awarded Open Society Institute Civil Society Scholar Award for 2014-2015 for his research. His fieldwork covers Kiev, Moscow, Tbilisi and Baku. Rashad Shirinov has more than 10 years experience in working as a consultant, trainer and evaluator and worked for OSCE, Council of Europe, USAID, Norwegian Government and organisations such as NDI and IFES. In 2007-08 he had graduate studies in international policy at Monterey Institute of International Studies in California. In 2007 Rashad was a Senior FCO Chevening Fellow at the University of York (United Kingdom). He graduated with his Master of Arts in International Politics from Bosphorus University, Istanbul (2004).

    Ievgenia Kuleba

  • Сommunity Planning “Mapping* Positive Urban Experience: Kyiv”

    date 16.05.15

    time 02:00


01.04.2016– 29.04.2016


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


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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20.03.2016– 21.05.2016

CANactions 2016

Subject of the CANactions 2016: 


Dates of CANactions 2016:

May 19-21

Curator of the IAF CANactions 2016:

Theo Hauben / HAU / the Netherlands

10.03.2016– 24.04.2016


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


29.02.2016– 21.05.2016


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.


- to fill the application form

- to send the project by e-mail: competition.canactions@gmail.com

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11.11.2015– 03.01.2016

CANactions School for Urban Studies launches an international open call for STUDIO #2

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).


21.07.2015– 10.08.2015

Win a GRANT!

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.)

Motivation letter

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: stud.canactions@gmail.com

More details: http://school.canactions.com/