CANactions is the educational platform, our mission
is to enhance the creation of places and communities in Ukraine where people love to live and work. We integrate the most relevant world experience in the sphere of architecture and urbanism to educate and inspire responsibly active change makers.
At the present moment the great social demand has been triggered for principled reform of existing relationships between citizens and other actors (business, government authorities, professionals) which shape our everyday life in different dimensions – from cultural to spatial. This has immediately led to the questions – 'Who are those change-makers which could moderate the process of building new types of connections in Ukrainian cities?' and 'What tools and approaches do they need to be able to successfully deal with complexity of the current challenges?'
Since 2015 CANactions School for Urban Studies
runs educational programs, trainings and workshops in the field of Urban Studies, Integrated Urban Development and Strategic Spatial Planning.
Throughout the year various open educational events are held in different Ukrainian cities as a part of CANactions Public Program. CANactions International Architecture Festival
— the largest architectural event in Ukraine, runs annually since 2008. CANactions Competition Program
includes organizing and conducting international and all-Ukrainian architectural and urban development contests aimed at developing social initiatives for the transformation of Ukrainian cities, support for architects and enhancing international co-operation.