Within the 2019/20 program, CANactions School travels to 4 metropoles in western, northern and central Europe and explores their innovative approaches for creating more livable neighborhoods. Based on the findings, we develop new strategies for locally specific and globally relevant questions, considering spatial, economic, social and political measures.
The program is exposed to the housing context of the three European cities that are widely acclaimed for their high living quality—Amsterdam, Zurich and Helsinki, and absorbs their practices to specifically address the housing challenges of the rapidly expanding Eastern European metropolis of Kyiv.
The program is organised in a modular format, with possibility to pick two or more workshop for attendance, including the final workshop in Kyiv, which is compulsory for all participants. Each 8-day workshop is organized as on-site exploration of a local housing context in one of the four studied cities.
2019/20 program is targeted to graduates and professionals with a specific interest to explore challenges in urban development, particularly in the context of urban housing production and consumption. We are looking for: young professionals from the fields of Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning and Civil Engineering; critical thinking researchers and professionals with background in social sciences (Economics, Political Sciences, Sociology, Human Geography, Anthropology or other).
Program Curator—Mirjam Niemeyer, who has curated and mentored CANactions School
educational programs since 2016. The educational program teaching staff is composed of tutors, lecturers, and invited experts from the wide international network of CANactions School who have professional experience in both academia and praxis and are well acquainted with contemporary challenges and development processes in Western and Eastern European cities:Aalto University
, Amsterdam Academy of Architecture
, Architectural Prescription
, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh.
, Zurich University for Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
. Application deadlines:
September 2, 2019 (23:59 CET)—for the full program and any other workshop combination with Amsterdam.
October 2, 2019 (23:59 CET)—for combinations Zurich+Helsinki+Kyiv and Zurich+Kyiv.
February 2, 2020 (23:59 CET)—or Helsinki+Kyiv.