CANactions
Studios
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Within the framework of the School year fall 2015 / spring 2016 we launched a research program which is focused on exploration of different typologies of Ukrainian places – from historical cities to rural areas – and development of innovative proposals and strategies for their future development. The course is designed as a series of four discrete STUDIOS, built around a particular theme. With each STUDIO a new group of students is selected.
STUDIO #1
'From General Plan to Guiding Plan: Strategic Tools for Contemporary Cities Development'

Curators: Urs Thomann / CH; Vlad Tyminskiy / UA
Duration: 5 months (August 25 – December 18, 2015)
Format: Full-time program, including field-trip to the case-city
Language: English, Ukrainian
Number of participants: 18
Tuition fee: 9 800 UAH
The first STUDIO of CANactions School has been focused on urban development of Ukraine's historical cities. The purpose of the study is to understand the specificity and strengths of this urban typology – on the local, regional, state and even global levels.

Which factors shape today everyday life of the middle-sized city with historical heritage from different epochs? Where to find hidden potentials in the city and how to make them recognizable and valuable for the citizens? How communication and collaboration between different stakeholders who are active in the city could be organized? Our students will find answers to these and many other questions, supported by leading experts from all over the world.

Detailed program
Program Structure

BLOCK [0]: PRELIMINARY DISTANCE COURSE

August 25 – September 11, 2015

In this part of the course students will get a list of advice what "to read" and "to watch" before starting full-time program. We offer our students online-courses on Urban Studies from CANactions School partner – "Vector" online school.
BLOCK [1]: INTRODUCTORY COURSE

September 14 – October 4, 2015

Block#1 starts with 5 short workshops: creative thinking, project management, governance + sociology, digital infrastructure and urban space. The last part of Block#1 is a project simulator workshop "From research to project proposal". Students will explore particular situations in Kyiv and present their solutions to specific problems.
BLOCK [2]: CASE STUDY: FIELD-TRIP, RESEARCH OF IVANO-FRANKIVSK

October 5 – November 1, 2015

Interdisciplinary groups of students will research Ivano-Frankivsk - from contemporary infrastructure to historical heritage in dialogue with citizens, "Teple Misto" platform and city administration. This block includes planning the field-trip by each group, visiting and investigation the city and integrated analysis of the research results. This block also includes 3-days visit to Lviv and meeting with GIZ experts.
BLOCK [3]: CASE STUDY: IVANO-FRANKIVSK STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

November 2 – December 18, 2015

Students will integrate the results of their research into global context and work on strategies and project proposals for the city development. Interdisciplinary teams will be supported by world-leading experts. The result of this block is an Urban Constitution – a set of strategic recommendations and project proposals for further implementation by local stakeholders
Education Program Team
Liva Dudareva
LT / METASITU
METASITU is a strategic urban and art consultancy initiative founded by landscape architect Liva Dudareva (Latvia) and urban sociologist Eduardo Cassina (Spain). The group implemented projects in Palestine, Austria, Serbia, Russia, Greece and the Emirates. She was taught as a landscape architect in Latvia and Sweden. Then Liva continued her studies in landscape architecture at
Edinburgh College of Art before joining the award-winning landscape architecture firm Gross.Max. After that she moved to Moscow to explore new ways of representation and urban research at Strelka Institute.
Eduardo Cassina
ES / METASITU
METASITU is a strategic urban and art consultancy initiative founded by landscape architect Liva Dudareva (Latvia) and urban sociologist Eduardo Cassina (Spain). The group implemented projects in Palestine, Austria, Serbia, Russia, Greece and the Emirates. Eduardo is an architect and urban sociologist who studied in the United Kingdom, Portugal, The Netherlands and China. He has worked as a researcher and exhibition designer for the Guggenheim museums in Venice and New York, as well as for Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), worked as an urban researcher for Goldsmiths, and continued his exploration of representation of urban data in new and innovative ways at Strelka Institute.
Carla Coester
CH / Zurich City Administration
Carla Coester is a Swiss civil servant and anthropologist. In 2012 she graduated from University of Bern and gained her master degree in Social Anthropology. For many years she worked as Personal Assistant to the Chief of Staff Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit. Since 2014 she has been the Head of Staff for Social Urban Development Departament. Carla parallely is also taking position of Staff employee at Social center «Ausstellungsstrasse» in Zurich.
Michael Engel
DE, UA / GIZ
Michael is an architect from Dresden, Germany. He had been active in Romania since 2005, within several projects implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Government for urban and rural development. Since 2010, being director of the Heritas Foundation in Sibiu, Romania, he promoted aspects such as integrated development, careful
rehabilitation and stakeholder participation. Working also as consultant in these domains, Michael´s regional focus is Eastern Europe. In 2015 he has joined GIZ in Lviv, dealing predominantly with strengthening integrated urban development on local level, particularly at the Municipal Development and Rehabilitation of the Old City of Lviv.
Iris Gleichmann
DE, UA / GIZ
Iris studied architecture and urbanism in London and Stuttgart, worked at offices in Great Britain, Germany and Japan. She has been a tutor-researcher in the Institute of City Planning of Dresden University from 1999 to 2002, one of directions of her research – informal settlements of Syria and Cambodia. From 2002 to 2009 she has been working as a director, later managing partner of the environment and city planning department (BUS), founded in Dresden. Starting from 2009 Iris has been working as a director of the Ukrainian-German cooperation project, "Municipal Development and Rehabilitation of the Old City of Lviv" for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbei (GIZ) GmbH in Lviv.
Serhiy Gvozdiov
UA / Kyiv School of Economics
MBA, PhD is the founder and consultant in project and operations management of Ukrainian Foundation for Management Development (Kyiv, Ukraine). Serhiy is a Faculty Member of Goldratt Schools and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Organizational Development, St. Thomas University, Minneapolis, MT, USA. Introduced the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Lean in Training and Consulting Projects in such companies as: DTEK (Donetsk Fuel-Energy Company), ZTR (Zaporozhie Transformers Plant), FFS (Fast Food Systems, trademarks "Pizza Chelentano" and "Potato House") etc.
Mariana Kukhlevska
DE, UA / GIZ
MBA, PhD is the founder and consultant in project and operations management of Ukrainian Foundation for Management Development (Kyiv, Ukraine). Serhiy is a Faculty Member of Goldratt Schools and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Organizational Development, St. Thomas University, Minneapolis, MT, USA. Introduced the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Lean in Training and Consulting Projects in such companies as: DTEK (Donetsk Fuel-Energy Company), ZTR (Zaporozhie Transformers Plant), FFS (Fast Food Systems, trademarks "Pizza Chelentano" and "Potato House") etc.
Miodrag Kuč
DE / The Laboratory of Critical Urbanism
Miodrag Kuč is an interdisciplinary artist and urban theorist trained as architect / urban planner in various cultural settings. His work explores the role of ephemeral structures in uncertain urban. He is founder of the studio ParaArtFormations which moves at the intersection of urban studies, performative-planning, artistic interventions and micro politics. Currenty he works as project coordinator at ZKU - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Centre for Art and Urbanistics) Berlin, exploring new ways of knowledge production through the lens of critical urban pedagogy.
Paul McCabe
IE / Hyper Island
He works in education at two of the top design schools globally according to DOMUS Magazine rankings: Hyper Island (Stockholm, Sao Paulo, New York, London & Singapore), The Strelka Institute Of Media Design & Architecture (Moscow). He works mainly with leadership teams of Fortune 500 companies on transformation projects - helping them grow their business by better integrating digital into their practices and business models. Some recent projects he has been involved with include:Target (US Retailer), Mondelez, Unilever, P&G, General Mills (Packaged Goods), SVT, TV4, TV3 & CMore, Dentsu, Leo Burnett & Publicis (Advertising Agencies), Google, Lego. Paul is a trained sociologist and facilitator.
Andrius Nemickas
US & UA
Andrius is an urban development specialist who has combined both 'bottom-up' and 'top-down' strategies to revitalizing communities, creating economic opportunities, and alleviating poverty. In particular, he has focused on the role of entrepreneurship, SME development, economic clusters, and public policy in urban and regional dynamics. Andrius received a dual-degree MBA & MCRP from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the world's leading planning
institutions. He has lived in Ukraine since 1999.
Stefan Roschi
CH / Zurich City Administration
Stefan is highly engaged in a social sector: among his educational achievements are Social Work Diploma, Non-Profit-Management Post Graduation, Master degree in Business Administration, etc. From 1989 he gained positions in such diverse social work areas as Drug addicts, Shelter for Homeless, Integration of Refugees, Projects for Unemployed people for integration, counseling and job-Service. Diversified Mr. Roschi even took various management positions in the Airline industry in private companies. Currently he is the head of the social center «Ausstellungsstrasse» in Zürich, Head of Social Urban Development Department, Member of the Board of Social Service in the City of Zürich.
Kuba Snopek
PL / Оnline-school «Vector», Architectura
Siodmego Dnia
Polish urbanist and researcher. He graduated from Wroclaw University of Technology and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow. He specialises in housing and postcommunist cities. He took part in variety of architectural and urban projects and exhibitions, including Venice Biennale of Architecture. Over the last four years, Kuba has been tutoring educational programs at Strelka Institute and has been curating an online educational program "Vector". Kuba is author of plenty of articles about urban planning and architecture.
Thomas Stellmach
DE / TSPA
Leading German urbanist, who specializes on learning and exploring sustainable urban planning in an international context. Mr. Thomas is founder in TSPA (Berlin), wich works with strategic planning, urban development and design. Also he conducted design studios
and lectured at Academie voor Bouwkunst in Rotterdam, Technische Universität Berlin, Tsinghua University in Beijing, UPC in Barcelona, Strelka Institute in Moscow.
Urs Thomann
CH / CANactions School
Urs is an urban planner, co-founder and curator of CANactions School for Urban Studies. He worked for various planning offices in Switzerland where he was in charge of projects of different scales: from conurbations over city areas and village centers to city blocks and street spaces. He worked as a Consultant to the Research and Project Institute for Moscow City Masterplan in order to prepare the 'Greater Moscow Competition'. Since 2012, Urs has been working in Ukraine, leading projects which are connected with strategic city development and also support culture change and capacity-building of professionals and civil servants. He curated the development of the 'Integrated Urban Transport and Spatial Planning Strategy' for Vinnytsia City Administration.
Vladyslav Tyminskyi
UA / CANactions School
Vladyslav is an architect, researcher and author. Since 2015 he is a director of education program at CANactions School for Urban Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine). In 2015 Vladyslav graduated from STRELKA Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (Moscow, Russia). In 2014 he worked as an analyst of the International Institute for Future Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine). In 2013 Vladyslav was an executive editor and an author of the articles for the book «Urban Studies: Politics and Practices of Urban Renewal» supported by Heinrich Boell Foundation in Ukraine. Since 2012 Vladyslav has worked on his PhD research «Principles of post-Soviet Cities' Strategic Development».
Volodymyr Vakhitov
UA / Kyiv School of Economics
Holds PhD from the University of Kentucky, Assistant professor at Kyiv School of Economics and Senior Researcher at Higher School of Economics (Moscow / St. Petersburg). Researcher of urban and regional economics, productivity of Ukrainian firms, regional development, spatial analysis. Volodymyr also participated in numerous projects on regional development by USAID, Global Development Network, other international agencies, was invited to teach agglomeration and spatial measurement methods at several summer schools, used to work as a co-author of a background paper for the World Development Report by the World Bank. Active participant in international conferences and seminars.
Han van de Wetering
NL / Van de Wetering Atelier für Städtebau
He is urbanist and architect and founder of the urban design studio "Van de Wetering Atelier fur Stadtebau" in Zurich. With his office he won many prizes and competitions, especially for projects at highly complex, difficult sites with lots of conflicts and lack of space. He is a leading expert in developing integrated regional transport and urban development strategies, especially for small and mid-size cities. He lectures and publishes regularly. As an expert he supports complex urban development projects for several European urban regions.
Viktor zotov
UA / Zotov&Co
Viktor was born in 1963 in Mariupol, Ukraine. In 1986 he graduated from architectural
faculty of Institute of Building and Construction in Kharkiv, Ukraine. In 1986-1989 he
worked as an architect in State Institute, Mariupol. In 1989-1992 he won residential
block competition, worked as the chief architect at "Yunost" company in Mariupol,
created specially for this project. During 1992 - 2003, he had been the founder and chief
architect of "Architectural Bureau", Mariupol. Since 2004 he has been the founder and
chief architect of Architectural Bureau "Zotov &Co", Kyiv. Since 2008, he has been the
founder and curator of International Architectural Festival CANactions, Kyiv. From 2015,
he has also been the founder of CANactions School for Urban Studies.
Participants
Andrii Koman
Ivano-Frankivsk /
architect
Andrii Koman is an architect from Ivano-Frankivsk, student of CANactions School for Urban Studies. He works in the field of street design and traffic planning. He worked in Stuttgart (Germany) for 4 years and got a large experience there. Since 2014 Andrii has been working on the new master plan focused on bicycle infrastructure, private and public transportation in Ivano-Frankivsk.
Anna Berestetska
Hamburg /
urban designer
She was raised in Ukraine and Germany, has had good skills in learning languages and was receptive to cultural context. This combined with a bachelor`s degree in Environmental Science from Leuphana University in Lüneburg turned into an avid curiosity for discovering new cultures and environmental landscapes. Her further decision to pursue a master`s in Urban Design from the Hafencity University in Hamburg was one more important step to improve her competences. Travelling to new cities and exploring different urban ladscapes were two main activities that made up her past four years. Anja did internships and multi-disciplinary programs around the world in the countries like Israel, Greece, Brazil, Spain and China. Six languages later, having a lot of endless stories to tell and a growing passion for urban design, Anja plans to pursue her carrer in this field.
Anna Levadna
Kyiv /
architect
Anna Levadna is a young Ukrainian architect who graduated from KNUCA as a Bachelor of Architecture with a focus on Urban Planning. She worked at In.Lab architects between 2013 and 2015, also Anna was a tutor at Cardboard Workshop in December 2014. In summer 2014 Anna took part in international workshop X-CHANGE014, which was organized by Young Architects.
Anna Pashynska
Kamyanets-Podilsky /
urban designer
Anna Pashynska is a designer and dancer. "My interests in design have been changing", she says, "I was involved with architecture, interior, product design. Now I came to urbanism and social projects. I spent four last years in Vienna, Austria, where I had been studying and working. A few months ago I returned to Ukraine – the country that intrigues me as an urbanist and a place where my heart belongs."
Anton Sukhar
Dnipro /
architect
He graduated from Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture as a Master of Architecture. He studies influence of post-Soviet cities on the development and behavior of the society and the reverse processes. Specializes in contemporary architecture. He explores new approaches and methods required by modern communities by experimenting at the architectural studio for the last three years. He participated in the CANactions workshop in 2013; together with the team he developed a proposal for Dnipropetrovsk concerning placement of containers for cigarette butts and trash. Anton also worked on a project on technical re-equipment of Kharkiv railway station. He is an active participant of the international architectural competitions and workshops.
Bogdan Kapatsila
Ternopil /
civil engineer
Bogdan Kapatsila is a Ternopil-based interior designer and a university teacher. He works on various individual projects, being at the same time very interested in the design of public spaces. In his opinion, Urban Studies link private and public activities. He considers function to be the core of his solutions. Besides his own practice, in 2014 he worked as an architect/designer at RestoCamp in Ivano-Frankivsk and did an internship at Denis Belenko`s office.
Daria Podoltseva
Kyiv /
computer sciences, graphic designer
Dasha Podoltseva is a Kyiv-based graphic designer with strong interest for urban development and city transformation. Some of her works were shortlisted and got awards from the Ukrainian Design competitions, in particular from The Very Best Of, Kakadu and ADC Ukraine.
Jaroslav Jakovlev
Kharkiv /
designer
Jaroslav Jakovlev is an architect, graphic designer and calligraphist from Kharkiv. He is a participant of various international architectural and art projects. Interests: eco-building, sustainable development, hand-made, gardening. Currently lives in a self-designed loft and owns 2 nasty cats.
Maria Kupriian
Poltava /
architect
She wrote a master's thesis on renovation and adaptive reuse of cultural heritage property. Since 2014 Mariia has become an active participant and co-founder of an urban platform CityLab (Poltava). Being one of the key platform members she developed a conceptual design of Poltava сadet сorps. Mariia also was a coordinator and co-organizer of an open workshop «Poltava, the Livable City». Mariia is actively involved into public and social projects in the city
Oleksander Shevchenko
Kyiv /
maritime spatial planner
Alexander Shevchenko has degrees in engineering and management by a Ukrainian and a European university. He focuses on a range of issues mainly related to spatial planning and development, civil engineering and acoustics. Alexander has a special interest in urban studies and marine spatial planning. He is a graduate student of an Erasmus Mundus programme focused on maritime spatial planning and also participated in an international EU-funded project ADRIPLAN. During his studies he did an internship in Berlin where he worked on various projects designed for the Baltic Sea region.
Oleksandr Goreniuk
Odesa /
international lawyer
He was born and raised in Odessa. Today he is a businessman. In particular, I have created the Atlas of Ideas for Odessa and continue to add content to it. It is something like a guide aimed at improving urban space in a visionary, social and philosophical sense. This document is based on the achievments of modern cities, on a number of theoretical books on urban planning, master plans of Perm (Russia) and BSU, Strelka Institute`s researches, ADA design standards for barrier-free environment and my own travelers` experience.
Oleksander Shutyuk
Lviv /
designer
Alexander Shutyuk works at Lviv City Council for the Development Bureau. He works on the tasks connected with planning of the streets and public spaces, trees planting, crowdfunding programs and some other topics. He is a contributor to one of well-known blogs about city development in Ukraine and co-founder of Novobudovy.com web-site. Before 2014 he worked as an interior designer.
Oleksandra Sladkova
Lviv /
sociologist
Oleksandra Sladkova is the head of Urban Development Bureau at Lviv City Council. Using her background in sociology and fundraising, Oleksandra is trying to connect different bureaus of city administration with the urban initiatives of city activists and to increase involvement of the general public with urban planning. The bureau also develops the strategies and projects of public spaces considering public opinion and participation
Rodion Filatov
Kyiv /
web-projects manager
Rodion Filatov is an information designer. Telling visual stories using minimum words, but a lot of graphs, charts and pictures is his specialization. Rodion wants people to waste less time while learning about new issues. He believes that data visualization helps to perceive common things differently and to understand them better.
Tetiana Abramova
Kyiv /
foreign economic activity manager
Tanya is a city dreamer and ideologist of the community theTrip.com.ua that, she says, turns tourists into real travelers and city investigators. She is the founder of 108ideas.com.ua (career-oriented consulting based on Vedic astrology). Tanya wants to help ordinary people willing to make their cities more comfortable. Her dream is to construct a small comfortable town using both modern urban technologies and ancient approaches towards city development.
Valentyna Chabanova-Babak
Kyiv /
journalist
Valentyna Chabanova-Babak is a journalist and expert in the field of digital communication. She worked as a freelance journalist for several newspapers such as Dzerkalo Tyzhnya, The people and others. Her articles are focused on people and their stories. Valentyna has a background in social science, social work and a large experience of being a volunteer. In her opinion, city if the future should be comfortable for everyone with no exceptions: for people with disabilities, for children, for the elderly, for people with different cultural backgrounds and even for homeless.
Volodymyr Didiuk
Lviv /
architect
Volodymyr Didiuk graduated from Lviv Polytechnic National University. His master's diploma was focused on energy-saving architecture and solar houses architecture. Volodymyr is a participant of architectural competitions, award winner of "INTERYEAR 2013" by The National Union of Architects of Ukraine for the cafe interior design which he implemented and a co-author of a project on development of the square and monument to Andrei Sheptytskyi in Lviv.
Yulia Zalomaikina
Kyiv /
architect
Yuliia Zalomaikina is a Master student in Architecture at KNUCA specialized on renovation and restoration of architectural objects. Yuliia became interested in urbanism while she was participating in Dessau Summer School of Architecture. She was an intern at the architectural bureau of Jean-Jacques Hollard in Lyon. In 2015 Yuliia took part in an international Summer School «AACIMP» held by Kyiv Politechnical University, the Smart Cities sub-programme.
Results
STUDIO #2
'Tackling the Future of Ukrainian (Post)industrial Cities'

Curator: Urs Thomann / CH; Vlad Tyminskiy / UA
Facilitator: Bogdan Kapatsila / UA
Duration: 3,5 month (Februrary 1 – May 21, 2016)
Format: Full-time program, including fild-trip to the case-city
Language: English, Ukrainian
Number of participants: 18
Tuition fee: 11 800 UAH
Do (post)industrial cities of ukraine have a future?
Have they truly become post- or do they still remain industrial?
How to take a step forward from a utopian soviet past to a contemporary city without the utopian pretense?

As students of Studio #2, you will be working on finding answers to these questions and raising new ones through developing strategic scenarios and tactical proposals for Kramatorsk - an eastern Ukrainian city which has been chosen for our case study.

Detailed program
Program Structure


BLOCK [0]
February 1 – 14, 2016


DISTANT READING
BLOCK [1]
February 15 – March 8, 2016

INTRODUCTORY COURSE
BLOCK [2]
March 9 – 30, 2016

KRAMATORSK CASE STUDY: EXPLORING THE CITY FROM WITHIN
BLOCK [3]
March 31 – May 22, 2016

CASE STUDY: URBAN CONSTITUTION DEVELOPMENT
Education Program Team
Gunther Arber
CH / Zurich City Administration
Günther started his professional life with an apprenticeship and as a mechanic in the machine building industry. During his subsequent university studies in geography, social and economic history and cultural anthropology he focussed on urban topics. After a postgraduate degree in spatial planning at the Swiss Polytechnic University ETH in Zürich he worked for several years as a planner on the regional level. Today he is a head of the sociospatial unit and member of the board of the office for urban development in the mayor's department in Zürich. 2011 he added a postgraduate degree in Business Administration to his formation.
Marieke Berkers
NL / University of Amsterdam
Marieke Berkers is an Architectural Historian (MA) based in the Netherlands. She's an academic researcher, writer and lecturer. Berkers is a member of the Editorial Board of Blauwe Kamer, magazine Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, and of the Dutch Yearbook Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. As a researcher she cooperated in teams of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: researching the infrastructural developments of airport region Schiphol, Amsterdam. As a result, the book Megastructure Schiphol was published. In commission of the University of Amsterdam and embedded at Mediamatic she conducted a research project about urban development by means of organic growth. Currently, she's working on a collection of essays on nfrastructure and oil.
Michael Gentile
FI, SE / University of Helsinki
Michael Gentile, Ph.D. Urban Geography (Swedish) teaches urban geography and research methods at the University of Helsinki. His main research interests include "post-communist" cities, migration, urban poverty and, most recently, geopolitical identities. Most of his recent publications are related to developments in Ukraine and particularly in the Donbas region.
Bogdan Kapatsila
UA / CANactions School
Bogdan Kapatsila has an experience in the field of graphic and interior design of various individual and public projects . In his opinion, Urban Studies link private and public activities and he considers a function to be the core of his solutions. Besides his own practice, in 2014 he worked as an architect/ designer at RestoCamp in Ivano-Frankivsk and did an internship at several Ukrainian offices. Since last year, he has become a part of CANactions family, firstly as a student and later as a facilitator and
Miodrag Kuč
DE / Laboratory of Critical Urbanism
Miodrag Kuč is an interdisciplinary artist and urban theorist trained as architect / urban planner in various cultural settings. His work
explores the role of ephemeral structures in uncertain urban. He is founder of the studio ParaArtFormations which moves at the intersection of urban studies, performative-planning, artistic interventions and micro politics. Currenty he works as project coordinator at ZKU - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Centre for Art and Urbanistics) Berlin, exploring new ways of knowledge production through the lens of critical urban pedagogy.
Maria Kupriian
UA / CANactions School
Mariia Kupriian has written a master's thesis on renovation and adaptive reuse of cultural heritage property. Since 2014 Mariia has become an active participant and co-founder of an urban platform CityLab (Poltava). Being one of the key platform members she developed a conceptual design of Poltava сadet сorps. Mariia has also been a coordinator and co-organizer of an open workshop "Poltava, the Livable City". Mariia is actively involved in public and social projects of the city.
Andrius Nemickas
US & UA / CANactions School
Andrius is an urban development specialist who has combined both 'bottom-up' and 'top-down' strategies to revitalizing communities, creating economic opportunities, and alleviating poverty. In particular, he has focused on the role of entrepreneurship, SME development, economic clusters, and public policy in urban and regional dynamics. Andrius received a dual-degree MBA & MCRP from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the world's leading planning
institutions. He has lived in Ukraine since 1999.
Mirjam Niemeyer
DE, CH / heksinkizurich
Co-founder, Partner, CEO at helsinkizurich (Helsinki Zürich Office Ltd). Mirjam Niemeyer is a Designer, Researcher & Consultant working in the fields of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning. Research on the drivers and their urban development patterns in the zürcher Oberland. Mirjam is experienced at working in an international context, in the organization and management of teamwork, processes and events.
Stefan Roschi
CH / Zurich City Administration
Stefan is highly engaged in a social sector: among his educational achievements are Social Work Diploma, Non-Profit-Management Post Graduation, Master degree in Business Administration, etc. From 1989 he gained positions in such diverse social work areas as Drug addicts, Shelter for Homeless, Integration of Refugees, Projects for Unemployed people for integration, counseling and job-Service. Diversified Mr. Roschi even took various management positions in the Airline industry in private companies. Currently he is the head of the social center «Ausstellungsstrasse» in Zürich, Head of Social Urban Development Department, Member of the Board of Social Service in the City of Zürich.
Urs Thomann
CH / CANactions School
Urs is an urban planner, co-founder and curator of CANactions School for Urban Studies. He
worked for various planning offices in Switzerland where he was in charge of projects of different scales: from conurbations over city areas and village centers to city blocks and street spaces. He worked as a Consultant to the Research and Project Institute for Moscow City masterplan in order to prepare the 'Greater Moscow Competition'. Since 2012, Urs has been working in Ukraine, leading projects which are connected with strategic city development and also support culture change and capacity-building of professionals and civil servants. He curated the development of the 'Integrated Urban Transport and Spatial Planning Strategy' for Vinnytsia City Administration.
Vladyslav Tyminskyi
UA / CANactions School
Vladyslav is an architect, researcher and author. Since 2015 he is a director of the education program and a co-curator of STUDIO #2 at CANactions School for Urban Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine). In 2016 Vladyslav was a guest tutor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Marseille (ENSA-M, France). In 2015 he graduated from STRELKA Institute for media, Architecture and Design (Moscow, Russia). In 2013 Vladyslav was an executive editor and an author of articles for the book "Urban Studies: Politics and Practices of Urban Renewal" supported by Heinrich Boell Foundation in Ukraine. Since 2012 Vladyslav has worked on his Ph.D. thesis "Principles of Strategic Spatial Planning as an Approach to Post-Soviet Cities' Development".
Anna Felicia Valdés
SE / USTWO
With a background in Social Science, an education at Hyper Island and work experience of being program manager at Hyper Island and now team coach at Ustwo - Anna Felicia's conviction is that collaboration between people is the way to ultimately create paradigm shift humanity needs to thrive on. Her latest experience at Ustwo has signified the uncompromisable importance of user-centred mindset and process when designing anything for anyone. This perspective is what Anna Felicia strongly believes is the key and she offers to share it with every creative mind.
Viktor Zotov
Ua / Zotov&Co
Viktor was born in 1963 in Mariupol, Ukraine. In 1986 he graduated from the architectural faculty of Institute of Building and Construction in Kharkiv, Ukraine. In 1986-1989 he worked as an architect in State Institute, Mariupol. In 1989-1992 he won residential block competition, worked as the chief architect at "Yunost" company in Mariupol, created especially for this project. During 1992 - 2003, he had been the founder and chief architect of "Architectural Bureau", Mariupol. Since 2004 he has been the founder and chief architect of Architectural Bureau "Zotov &Co", Kyiv. Since 2008, he has
been the founder and curator of International Architectural Festival CANactions, Kyiv. From 2015, he has also been the founder of CANactions School for Urban Studies.
Participants
Anastasiia Danyliuk
Kyiv /
Philosophy
Anastasiia Danyliuk is a Master student in Aesthetics at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv specialized on core issues of modern architecture. Due to these studies Anastasiia conceived that architecture is not only handsome buildings but complex system for our life. Such opinion helped her to include architecture in urban research and release her thesis. Also she is concerned in contemporary art which is also related to urbanism. In this aspect, Anastasiia realized herself as a guide at PinchukArtCentre, made her independent exhibition as independent curator and worked as intern at Kyiv Biennale 2015.
Anatolii Niemtsov
Lviv /
Architecture
Tolik Niemtsov - architect, main fields of activity are parametric design, product design, black&white film photography. He has worked at Unika Architectura&Urbanism, NGO UrbanIdeas and Multi Development. Took part in organization of workshops, revitalization of public spaces and complex investigation of traditional market function in contemporary city structure. Member of social initiative "Save St. Jura Square".
Andriy Kucher
Kosmach /
Architecture, art and design
Andriy Kucher, holds the Masters degree in Architecture, author of scientific articles and fiction stories. I defended my thesis on "The typology of public spaces adjacent to Ukrainian churches" and founded the architectural agency "Kuleshka Architects." 10 % of agency's income supports a development of environment and preservation of cultural heritage of Rushir – territory of Kosmach village in Ukrainian Carpathians. Implemented project: Saint Nicholas Church and adjacent of cemetery in Rushir.
Vladislav Doroshenko
Poltava /
Engineer, Architect
Vladislav Doroshenko - a student architect, who lives and studies in Poltava. In previous years, learned graphic and digital design, while working at typography and web studio. He is engaged in cultural activity projects at his hometown.
Kateryna Kaminskaya
Dnipro /
Computer Science
Kateryna Kaminska is a project manager at «Yalantis», a mobile development company. She is 26 years old, finished more than 15 projects, traveled to 10 different countries, lived in 7 cities, owes 0 cats. Kate graduated from Scientific Complex "Institute for Applied System Analysis", NTUU «KPI», adores statistical data. Favorite things in life: coffee, meat, Android, snowboarding, lindy hop, Kyiv.
Kateryna Karelshtien
Kyiv /
City planning
Kateryna Karelstein- architect, city planner. She worked at a design construction bureau in Kiev. They designed eco-projects of factories in Russia and Kazakhstan. Afterwards, Kateryna started working as a freelance architect. Freelance experience has expanded her professional horizons and gave an opportunity to work on projects of reconstruction, interior design and construction of private buildings. Kateryna graduated from Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture, faculty of City planning. Now, her subject objective is urbanism and development of post-industrials cities and regions. She wants to evolve in this area.
Maria Smirnova
Odesa /
Architecture
Maria Smirnova - a young Ukrainian architect. She graduated from the Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture in 2014, in specialty «Architecture of buildings and structures». Now she works at the architecture & design studio «Ampir» and is engaged in the construction and design of private and multistoried buildings.
Mykola Holovko
Pokrovsk /
Architecture
In 2015 Mykola obtained Bachelor's degree in Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture. Mykola is participant of architectural competitions, award winner of Steel Freedom Competition 2014, 2015. He has taken part in CANactions International Workshop "Telychka - A Place to Care". As a native of Donbas, he has always been concerned about future of postindustrial areas from childhood.
Mykola Vognick
Kyiv /
Political science
Mykola Vognyk - political scientist (MA), urban policy researcher and activist. Works with public participation and new urban movements. Convinced cyclist.
Olexandr Ovsianko
Kyiv /
Urban development and munitipal engeneering
Head of "Rente" construction company with specialization in horeca segment and creation of individual living spaces. Among the last works are: One Love Espresso Bar, Coffe and, Brow Bar One, Brown. He defended his diploma in Odessa , and then in Kiev with a degree in «Urban Construction and Management» . Additional specialization - « Real estate cost estimation expert» ; « Technical supervision in buildings construction «. Guest speaker of the European School of Design (Kyiv). Interests in urbanism - public space, urban sociology, the real estate market development.
Oleksiy Moskalenko
Shanghai & Kyiv /
International Economics
Has been engaged in market analytics in Shanghai for the past 5 years. Prior to this he was a staff member at global Expo 2010 that aimed to exchange visions regarding the future of the cities: «Better city, better life». Lived and carries cultures of cities from 10 thousand up to 24 million residents.
Olena Kozakova
Kamyanets-Podilsky /
Architecture
Olena Kozakova is an architect, currently a PhD student. She graduated from the National Academy of Fine arts and Architecture. Olena participated in various scientific conferences and made publications. She is a Polish Erasmus for Ukraine scholarship holder and a member of self-government PhD students' organization of Gdansk Polytechnic University (PG). She has worked upon the historical-architectural Kyiv city plan.
Olya Gubinskaya
Kyiv /
Architecture
Gubynska Olga - young architect, who is taking master's degree in KNUCA in the field of buildings' and structures' architecture. She is interested in integration of informational technologies in architecture and in nonfunctional cities' development. During her work in Greece as a guide she has been observing urbanistic problems on the example of small Greek cities. Together with the team she was developing the conseptual project of Karabash city (Russian Federation) revitalization, which is considered to be one of the most polluted cities in the world. Olga has a working experience in high-rise construction, she also participated in «73-d student conference» in 2013 and in Cardboard workshop in 2014.
Julia Porkhun
Chernivtsi /
Architecture
Julia studied architecture in different institutions in three different Ukrainian cities - Chernivtsi, Lviv and Kyiv (currently pursuing the Masters' program), accumulating the best experiences from every place she spent time in. She worked as an illustrator and a graphic designer, a junior architect and a landscape architect, CAD specialist with a focus on parametric design, and between the work and studying she participated in a lot of workshops - all of that in order to find a place and activity to give all of her strengths to. Even though all of that gave her a very strong foundation, she always seeks for new knowledge. She is interested in what can we do to go beyond and expand the purpose and the means of architecture and urban planning for bringing the better changes in the environment we live in, or solutions to the current problems which go far beyond creating a nice facade or putting pretty interior or exterior decorations.
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