December 16, Tuesday
12.16.2014, 18:30 Sustainable and participatory urban planning: reSITE experience
CANactions international architectural festival (www.canactions.com) is welcoming everybody to visit presentation “Sustainable and participatory urban planning: reSITE experience” organized in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, Kyiv City Development Institute Alumni Resource Center (American Councils) and Czech Center.
TIME AND PLACE:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
House of the Architect (Architecture Club Room)
7, Hrinchenka St., Kyiv
Attendance free. Come and bring your friends along!
ORGANIZERS: CANactions architecture festival
The reSITE’s core interest is in urban planning strategies that focus primarily on public space, waterfronts and urban mobility as a means to modernize a metropolis for modern citizens to compete regionally and globally. We organize workshops, design competitions, international conferences and a public festival.
reSITE is exploring the real economic, social and ecological value that smarter design adds to cities. The focus is made on processes and solutions of people-centered cities. reSITE brings deep expertise and fresh energy to advise governments and citizens about how to become truly modern cities. The results of reSITE have been broadcast in international and regional media and the dialog created is being used to form effective working groups in order to build consensus on new priorities to innovate and regenerate cities in the Czech Republic and surrounding region. reSITE is focused on the balance between top-down and bottom-up planning.
reSITE is working with the City of Prague to expand our program while also working with other cities in the region to provide consultation for architecture, urbanism and innovation needs of cities. We are actively seeking partner cities, institutions and experts who are interested in expanding the reSITE program.
architect, landscape architect, urban planner, teacher, founder of reSITE
Martin is a former Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic where he taught landscape architecture at the Faculty of Archiecture, Czech Technical University in 2011-2012. In September 2011, he founded reSITE. He is an Associate at W Architecture and Landscape Architecture where he leads and works with multi-disciplinary teams on complex landscape, architecture and urbanism projects in New York City, Saudi Arabia, China, United Arab Emirates, Haiti and Mexico. He is a young leader in his field, working on public space plans for urban waterfronts, universities and resorts, rooftops and multi-use developments to large masterplans, city plans and urban design standards with leading figures such as Enrique Norten, Rafael Pelli and Michael Sorkin while serving as a design consultant for private developers, municipalities and royalty such as the royal family in Saudi Arabia.
Martin perceives landscape architecture and urbanism as an essential way to shape the future of cities and reestablish the way individuals interact with ecology and culture in urban public spaces. He believes that thoughtful, good urbanism and planning require strong and clear leadership with lively collaboration amongst different disciplines. Martin seeks to help cities become more competitive with a thoughtful and collaborative approach to urban design.
architect, reSITE festival program director
Osamu Okamura, architect, program director of reSITE international festival and conference on more livable cities – with the support of Vodafone Foundation grant program "World of Difference" - editorial supervisor and former editor-in-chief of professional architecture magazine ERA21.
Lecturer at Architectural Institute in Prague and Visegrad Intercity Seminar in Architecture at STU in Bratislava. External lecturer at Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University in Brno, at SU Strasbourg and IISCE DSW in Wroclaw. External cooperation with Czech Radio 3 Vltava, publications in many professional magazines. External cooperation with Moravian Gallery in Brno. Independent nominator of European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award - for the Czech Republic. Member of the Board of Experts of the European Prize for Urban Public Space. Member of Artistic and Scientific Council of Faculty of Arts and Architecture in Liberec. Graduate from Faculty of Architecture CTU Prague and Academy of Fine Arts in Prague - conceptual arts. Studied at ENSA Nantes, France. Lives in Brno and Prague.
landscape architect, project manager, reSITE coordinator
Milota Sidorova studied landscape architecture, graphic design, film production, urbanism, methods of social research and human resources managment in different schools around Europe and Asia. For her all these interests meet in the theme of city. During one of her internships in 2011 Milota has joined American landscape architect Martin Barry in reSITE project that she still carries on. In 2012 she was awarded Fulbright scholarship to study urbanism in New York City. Milota also gives lectures in universities across The Czech and Slovak Republic. She also consults on issues of communication and marketing strategies of cities related to urban planning and civic participation.
Milota believes in popularising urbanism and urban planning and making it more accessible. Consequently, that is the main reason why Milota has swapped her career of an architect for that of a coordinator of reSITE.