CANactions - the International Architectural Festival
CANactions - is:
- EDUCATION of professional community and general public on the way to integration of the Ukrainian architecture into the world one
- movement towards MODERN ARCHITECTURE
- the field of the IDEAS exchange
CANactions has been held annually since 2008 in Kyiv
CANactions today - is the largest architectural event in Ukraine
Subject of the CANactions 2016:
Dates of CANactions 2016:
Curator of the IAF CANactions 2016:
Theo Hauben / HAU / the Netherlands
“The city of the future is an existing city. It is the present place where we live, work, have fun and grief. To solve the problems of today and tomorrow, we should not dream about perspectives of a distant future, but act proactively now.
The precise improvement of the existing city allows residents to find a stable base. Places remain recognizable, but at the same time future-proof. Stories from the past take on a new meaning for the future. The adaptability of urban fabric is extensive and the possibilities for building transformation are numerous. Through re-evaluation, renewal or extension of public space and renovation, reallocation or transformation of existing buildings the city will be improved.
Resilience is the capacity to adapt to changing conditions and regain functionality after disturbance. Through resilience we can maintain livable conditions for individuals, households and communities after natural disasters, power crises or social conflicts. By respecting the past and contrast, vitality can be restored on the scale of a building, street, block, neighborhood and city. Resilience focuses not barely on physical characteristics of an architectural object, but also includes its local context. Resilient architecture regenerates new identity influenced by respect to tradition and curiosity to international development.
Architects that are capable of providing better future for an existing context are ready to face challenges of this time frame. Architecture, in which authorship and spectacular icon are dominated, is over. A new generation of architects does not require a skyscraper or museum to prove themselves, they look for indications in the world around” - Theo Hauben, curator of IAF CANactions 2016
As architect and urban designer Theo Hauben started his career with a focus on designing in the concept stage in 1999. The questions themselves are often the subject of study. He often is involved in spatial tasks that were new and require typological innovation and originality. His experiences is now been evaluated to a way of strategically thinking and smart acting for business related inquires and initial assessment. His professional development makes it possible to combine well the knowledge of design processes with economics, marketing, research and corporate communications. Theois business developer at diederendirrix architects;
is board memberArchitecture Film Festival Rotterdam Foundation; visiting tutor at several schools.Forvarious media hewrites opinions on architecture, urbanism, construction industry and the real estate market.