Розклад / Schedule

11.05.2015 / Tuesday / Building K1:

20.00: Film: Jacobs vs Moses / AFFR / The Netherlands

12.05.2015 / Monday / Building K1:

20.00: Film: Rotterdam 2040 / AFFR / The Netherlands

13.05.2015 / Wednesday / Building K1:

20.00: Film: Ekumenopolis / AFFR / Turkey

14.05.2015 / Thursday / Building G1

13.00: Youth competition. Introduction

13.20:Presentation: Pavlo Babiienko / OSACEA

13.40: Presentation: Sviatoslav Gotsko / NULP

14.00: Presentation: Artem Dodonov / KhNUBA

14.20: Presentation: Dmytro Kazakov / KNUBA

14.40: Presentation: Olena  Kobets / KhNUBA

15.00: Break

15.20: Presentation: Victoriia Kuripka / KhNUBA

15.40: Presentation: Maria Pologova / KhNUBA

16.00: Presentation: Yurii Savitskyi / LPNU

16.20: Presentation: Artem Tiutiunnik / KhNUBA

16.40: Presentation: Vasylysa Shchogoleva / KhNUBA

17.00: Break

17.20: Lecture: Larisa Tsvetkova / DIA / Germany

            Topic: (In)Formal education. Self-Organization, Livelong Learning and International Exchange

18.00: Lecture: Christian Gigler / iSUC, gigler design & structures

            Franz Denk / Denk architektur / Austria

            Topic: We Are City – Citizens Take their Place in the Public Space

18.40: Break

19.00: Lecture: Viktor Zotov / Zotov&Co, CANactions / Ukraine

            Topic: Enforcements

19.30: Film: After the Factory / AFFR / USA

15.05.2015 / Friday / Building G1

13.00: Youth competition. Award ceremony

13.40: Break

14.00: Lecture: Drozdov&Partners / Ukraine

            Topic: Dignity by Switzerland

14.40: Lecture: Verena Huber, Anja Meyer / dazwischen / Switzerland

            Topic: Method “in-between” housing projects in Zurich

15.20: Break

15.40: Lecture: Julia Nikulicheva / JLL / England - CIS countries

            Topic: Former industrial territories regeneration – Western Europe experience and its adaptation to Ukrainian market

16.10: Lecture: Iris Gleichmann, Michael Engel / GIZ / Germany - Ukraine

16.50: Break

17.10: Film: Venice Syndrome / Theo Hauben / AFFR / Germany, Italy, Austria

18.30: Break

18.50: Lecture: Oleg Svetlichnyj / Glas Troesch / Ukraine, Switzerland

19.10: Lecture: Sebastian Carella / VALERIO OLGIATI / Switzerland

            Topic: Lecture Valerio Olgiati

16.05.2015 / Saturday / Building G1

11.00: Workshop results “Telychka - A Place to Care”. Presentation.

13.00: Break

14.00: Anastasiya Ponomaryova, Niels Grootjans, Petronela Bordeianu / Tandem / Ukraine, the Netherlands, Germany. Presentation

14.20: School of Urban Studies CANactions / CANactions team / Ukraine. Presentation

15.20: Break

16.40: Lecture: Galyna Ponomarenko / Evroklima / Ukraine

17.00: Lecture: Lecture: Eugene Asse / asse architects, MARCH / Russia

17.40: Break

18.00: Lecture: Theo Hauben / HAU | Hauben architecture & urbanism / The Netherlands

            Topic: The future of the city is the existing city - The transformation of Eindhoven from company town to Brainport

18.40: Lecture: ?Adrien Durrmeyer / AAKAA / France

            Topic: Poliorcetics. Three narratives on limit and architecture

19.20: Break

19.40: Lecture: Markus Schaefer / HOSOYA SCHAEFER ARCHITECTS/ Switzerland

            Topic: Thoughts and projects towards an urban future

20.20: Closing ceremony

20.30: Сlosing party «99% complete»

16.05.2015 Children program / Building K1:

12.00; 14.30; 17.00: Master class for children "Rules of life in modern city"

16.05.2015 Master class / Building G1:

14.00 – 17.00: Сommunity Mapping СANactions with EGEA

14 – 16.05.2015 Visual program / Building G1:

Projects of leading International and Ukrainian architects

Photo Project «Beyond The Square» / Manuel Sousa / Portugal

The exhibition of the finalists of the international competition «Archiprix International 2015»

Pavilions: GO “MistoDiya”, IZOLYATSIA, Ostriv, Atelier . kovalov, Cullmann Workshop

Special project «Around» - installation:

            curator: Yevgeny Chernyshev

            Participants: Zhanna Kadyrova, Alexei Zolotarev, Alexander Dolgiy, Yulia Belyaeva, Victor

            Sydrenko, Masha Zolotova, Sergei Kovalev, Waldemart Klyuzko, Ruslan Kolmykov and others.


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:

More details: