CANactions
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
MYSTETSKYI ARSENAL:
SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS

may-june 2017
The workshop is aimed at elaboration of the spatial development scenarios for 'Mystetskyi Arsenal' established by the interdisciplinary teams under the curator's and tutors' guidance including:

a / spatial development ("hard transformations"):
project-planning suggestions that should lead to long-term and step-by-step transformations of certain buildings and spaces of Mystetskyi Arsenal taken the current challenges and opportunities into consideration

b / experience development ("soft transformations"):
proposals of the creation and usage of the Arsenal spaces and buildings, strategically aimed to create new experience and interaction with the space of Mystetskyi Arsenal.

FORMAT
6-day international and interdisciplinary workshop in the framework of the 10th International Architecture Festival CANactions 2017 (with full-time involvement)
CURATOR
Mirjam Niemeyer /
helsinkizurich / FI, CH
TUTORS
Víctor Cano Ciborro,
Fani Kostourou,
Adriana Pablos /
Future Architecture Platform: call for ideas 2017
DATES
May 29 - June 3, 2017
LOCATION

Mystetskyi Arsenal
(10-12 Lavrska St., Kyiv, Ukraine)
WORKING
LANGUAGE
English
PARTICIPANTS'
PROFILE
Critically-thinking practitioners, researchers, and artists with background in urban design, city planning, and architecture, economics, political and cultural studies, journalism, sociology and other related fields
RESULTS
PRESENTATION
DAY 2 / 03.06
10:00 / MAIN STAGE, hall 9
INTRODUCTION
National Cultural-Arts and Museum Complex 'Mystetskyi Arsenal' is a large-scale cultural project of national and international importance in the historic center of Kyiv. Its mission is to promote the modernization of Ukrainian society and integration of Ukraine into the global context, based on the axiological potential of culture.

The Arsenal (fr.) was originaly built as the factory for repair, manufacture, and storage of weapons. It was built in 1783-1801 according to the project by Lieutenant-General Ivan (Johann) Meller for the needs of the Kyiv garrison. The Old Arsenal Building is the historical and architectural monument of the state importance situated on the territory of the Old Kyiv-Pechersk fortress.

During the Independence of Ukraine, starting from 2005, Arsenal became the cultural and artistic institution and got the name 'Mystetskyi Arsenal' with the total area of 9.8 hectares and the exhibition area of the Old Arsenal building of 56.000 sq.m. Nowadays the Mystetskyi Arsenal complex is partly in a state of reconstruction and construction that's why only 12.000 square meters are being used for art projects and events.

One of the Mystetskyi Arsenal's main task is to create and continually expand the atmosphere of freedom and creative collaboration that is based upon the human dignity respect, solidarity, critical and responsible thinking. In order to achieve that spatial changes are needed in the sphere of space creation, which is close towards a modern person lifestyle and reflects the horizontal communication, equality and the accessibility requirements.
International Workshop 'Mystetskyi Arsenal: Spatial Development Scenarios'
International Workshop 'Mystetskyi Arsenal: Spatial Development Scenarios' is aimed at elaboration of the spatial development scenarios for 'Mystetskyi Arsenal' established by the interdisciplinary teams under the curator's and tutors' guidance including: spatial development and experience development transformations of the space of Mystetskyi Arsenal.