We announce a competition for participation in International Workshop 2015, which is the part of CANactions Architectural Festival.
Time: May 11-16, 2015
Place: Kyiv, Ukraine
Participants: international multidisciplinary team of 12 people
Main target: to find the practical solutions for revitalization of the Telychka former industrial territory in Kyiv
Curator: Theo Hauben - architect and urban designer, HAU |Hauben architecture & urbanism, The Netherlands
Tutor: Victor Zotov - architect and the founder of the architectural bureau “ZOTOV&CO”, initiator and curator of CANactions,Ukraine
Cost: free of charge
Application deadline: 07.04.2015
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For the fifth time, СANactions proudly announces an open call for the participation in workshop
The successful applicants will have a chance to participate in theCANactions International Workshop!
The results of previous Workshops have been finding an extensive coverage in professional community, having managed to:
> become a basis of the competition briefs for theLandscaping of Central part of Kyiv by EURO 2012 and for Future open international architectural competition, and theDnieper Pearls initiative
> attract the attention of the Kyiv local community to the unique and valuable urban territory
> gain a wide public feedback from the inhabitants of Kyiv
> identify and increase the potential of the territory in a longer perspective
On top of that, the Workshop had made an integral part ofCANactionsfestival, a large-scale educational event that brings together participants from different countries to work on Kyiv urban development issues.
Additionally, following the plan to launch theCANactions School for Urban Studieswww.school.canactions.com in September 2015, the Workshop will become a platform for testing a new educational model based on interdisciplinary approach to urban planning and design.
So, if you wish to:
> become part of a new non-formal educational platform for urban studies in Ukraine
> get a unique experience of working in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team curated by Theо Hauben
Participate in the competition to win a unique chance to participate in the Workshop free of charge!
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Telychka is an abandoned industrial area located near the Dnipro river on the edge with the historical centre of Kyiv, near Vydubichy metro station
This territory is historical for Kyiv, as it is situated near the mouth of Lybid river. The name for the territory is folk. The first documentary mention about Telychka goes to 1694. Before the industrial era, it was all covered with lawns where herds of young cows were pastured.Theterritory was a true symbol of rich Ukrainian soil.
However, on the XX century it transformed into industrial area that was a symbol of Soviet industrialization policy.
Today, this territory has a potential to become a part of Ukrainian European dream, with creative industry hubs replacing abandoned factories and plants.
“The process of transformation has already been activated through arts festivals such as Gogolfest and CANactions. Now, it is time to involve as many people as possible to take part in the new life of this urban cultural centre.” -Quote from Ole Bouman’s lecture about Telychka (CANactions 2014)
The art factory located in a former experimental mechanic warehouse has become a catalyst for the transformation. Among many events happening here one should pay special attention to Gogolfest, Ukraine’s most famous arts festival, and CANactions, international architectural festival, as these events has turned this territory into a permanent lab for re-thinking industrial territories.
List of events and projects that became catalysts for change (links):
> international workshop “Revitalization of Telychka”, within CANactions 2014 -link
> international architectural festival CANactions 2014 -link
> arts festival Gogolfest -link
The next step in the development of this territory should be undertaken through one more international workshop “Теlychka – A Place to Care”
For us, Telychka is more than a historical name. This name tag should serve as a basis for further decisions concerning possible strategic development scenarios for this territory.
The main principles of our approach are sustainable growth, and “don’t harm” prevention of brutal interruption, that create a synergetic effect.
> the definition of a “telychka” is a pet name for a cow that symbolizes kindness of farmers to their domestic animals
> in the Ukrainian tradition “telychka”is a symbol of prosperity and fertility
We should take care of Telychka so that its value could be preserved for the coming generations, and ensure sustainable development of this territory instead of seeking short-term commercial benefit that has little value for the city and society as a whole. We would like to introduce this concept of “care” as a replacement to Ukrainian approach for similar projects, focused on commercial benefits, as such scenario would be equal to depreciation of value of this territory.
A project implemented with “care” approach should become a pattern for further urban interventions in Kyiv, putting an end to usual “construction – demolition” cycle, that has become regrettably superior in the local practice.