December 16, Tuesday

12.16.2014, 18:30 Sustainable and participatory urban planning: reSITE experience

CANactions international architectural festival ( 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


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

6.30 pm

House of the Architect (Architecture Club Room)

7, Hrinchenka St., Kyiv

Attendance free. Come and bring your friends along!

ORGANIZERS: CANactions architecture festival

T: +38 044 280 50 95

MEDIA PARTNERS: Hmarochos and Plan B

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.

  • Team

    Martin Barry

    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.

  • Team

    Osamu Okamura

    architect, reSITE festival program director


    Czech Republic

    Osamu Okamuraarchitectprogram 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. 
  • Team

    Milota Sidorova

    landscape architect, project manager, reSITE coordinator


    Czech Republic

    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.



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:…/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:

More info

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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:

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