CANactions
Workshops
Since 2009, CANactions has been organizing and conducting international workshops on architectural and urban development topics, with the aim of expanding the practice of cooperation between representatives of various social and professional environments that are involved in decision-making process in city planning and urban development. Participants gain experience of cooperation in an international team led by well-known architects and urbanists from all around the world.
Open call for the workshop Cultural Narratives
Neha Korde, Nishant Modi, Shrish Jaiswal, Prakriti Mehta (IN)

Applications deadline 18.09.2018
The workshop is conceived as a center for dialogue, perhaps a collaborative studio to realize and use the cultural potential rooted or hidden in the city. The studio will work on the sites across the proposed green corridor connecting a big housing estate Sykhiv with a number public facilities and green areas and the city center of Lviv. The Green Line project was initiated by the Department of Architecture and Urbanistics of Lviv city council and supported by GIZ in Lviv. Also, Group 109 was invited to make a research of the route.

Detailed
The project — Green Line is perceived to answer the transit and recreational concerns of the place. The corridor possess constructs of university campuses and offices, urbanized high density precincts, undeveloped natural and neglected postindustrial areas. The studio will identify methods to approach an 'operable construct', through explorations of the spatial, temporal and unacknowledged orientations of the individual and collective everyday life.

The city as a limitless archive of the events, possesses multitude of narratives. This would be used to arrive at various culture and identity scenarios and intervening at different spatial scales. Learnings from a deep rooted cultural background of India would be used to expose the participants to develop a coherent idea of the corridor and define spatial identity of the segments of the corridor. The studio shall exchange Indian cultural perspectives and working methods to ensure a design process both traditional and tactical approach inclusive.

CURATORS
"UFO" is a group of four young architects from 4 different but distinct regions from India. The group started the collaboration last year in 2017 where we started conducting a series of workshops for students and professionals in Bombay (now Mumbai).

NEHA korde has completed her post graduate studies from CEPT University, Abmedabad in 2011. As an architect, she has worked with Urban Design Cell, Sangath — Vastushilp Consultants under Pritzker Prize winner Architect B.V. Doshi, HCP Design and Management Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad. She is currently teaching as an Assistant Professor at her alma mater Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai. Neha has deep interest in exploring newer ways of learning - traditions, culture and architecture.

NISHANT modi — is an urban designer interested in analyzing and designing collective spaces of the city and experiences. His post graduate thesis titled "Towards a new aesthetic engagement — collective memory to unfold sites of collectivity for the city" was appreciated and very well received. He has worked on several urban design projects which involved planning for housing and commercial developments. As an academician, assistant professor at Sir JJ college of architecture he has been able to share his sensitivity and knowledge across senior students.
SHRISH jaiswal a practicing architect with a keen interest in Urban Design. He pursued his interest by enrolling himself in Masters in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, after training under Pritzker Prize winner Architect B.V. Doshi in Ahmedabad. He believes in the inherent simplicities and the design processes that allows the maximum complexities of life scenarios to flourish, rather than imposing a certain design idea.

PRAKRITI mehta has done her Masters in Urban Design from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. She pursues her interest on the contribution of Soft Landscape in improving Thermal comfort at city Level. Her research and presentations on the subject have attracted interest of scientists at Central Building Research Institute. Her paper presented on "Microclimatic Landscape Design" and received the Best Paper award by Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee at the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2017.

PROFESSIONALS
Natalia Mysak (Architect Researcher at Center for Urban History, 109 Group)
Olha Krivoruchko (Architect, Unika Architecture & Urbanism, Founder of UrbanIdeas)

EXPERTS
Cees Donkers (Urban designer at City of Eindhoven and Research Consultant)
Jens Adam (Anthropologist, Humboldt University Berlin, Research Residence at Center for Urban History)
Anton Kolomeytsev (Architect, Assistant Professor at Lviv Polytechnics)
DATES

24–30 September, 2018, Lviv
AMOUNT

16
FORMAT

7-days workshop
LANGUAGE

English
PARTICIPANTS'
PROFILE
Critically-thinking practitioners, researchers and professionals with background in urban design, city planning, architecture, and cultural studies
TUITION FEE

None
RESULTS
PRESENTATION
30.09.2018
APPLICATIONS
DEADLINE
18.09.2018
Workshop Emphasising the Edge
Curators Mathilde Sivré, Bruno Tanant / FR
Applications deadline 5.09.2018
After being in the air, passengers arrive at the linear road that brings them to the thousand-year-old capital.

It is a departure road and the route to say goodbye. What memories should the passengers bring with them from this journey, from this last road before the clouds? And for some of them, it is the first impression, the first way to discover Kyiv and Ukraine. What is the feeling we want our visitors to have?

Detailed
TOPIC/GOAL
After being in the air, passengers arrive at the linear road that brings them to the thousand-year-old capital.

It is a departure road and the route to say goodbye. What memories should the passengers bring with them from this journey, from this last road before the clouds? And for some of them, it is the first impression, the first way to discover Kyiv and Ukraine. What is the feeling we want our visitors to have?

This ordinary road connects Kyiv with its suburban neighborhoods and is different from any other routes. Businessmen travel along it every day on their way to the airport. But, it is not just a road. It is an immersion in the city that displays multiple horizons and different scales questioning the spatial organization of this place, the way people use it and the everyday life of those who live by it.

This strategic road offers a true perspective of the Kyiv area: From the Boryspil airport to the historical center, along with the forest filled with pine trees, the excessive Pozniaky neighborhood, the Dnipro river and green hills.

The workshop will start from the subjective analysis of Kyiv and the road from the Boryspil International Airport to the city.
After the visit to the site participants will develop a concept. The rendering, in the form of a model, will highlight a diversity of concepts and enrich the reflection on the concept of landscape. During 5-days workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore this path, embrace or transform it.

CURATORS
BRUNO TANANT is a co-founder of TN +, a landscape designer, graduate student and teacher at the l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage in Versailles, a visiting teacher of architectural schools in Paris, Leoni and Grenoble. Member of the French State Council for Landscape Design (paysagiste conseil de l'état).

MATHILDE SIVRÉ is a landscape architect from the National School of Landscape in Versailles. During this training, she has acquired a global vision of the landscape and these issues. At the time of ERASMUS exchange in Hanover, Germany, she studied the landscapes of Europe and completed her graduation degree on the future of Soviet new cities in Ukraine with the example of Novyi Rozdil ( Lviv Oblast). Currently, she works at the Grenoble Institute of Urban Planning and specializes in environmental urban planning;
FORMAT
5-days workshop;

PARTICIPANTS' PROFILE
architects, designers, cultural institutions, NGOs, landscape architect, students;

DATES
10.09 – 14.09; 10:00 – 18:00

AMOUNT
12

WORKING LANGUAGE
English

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
Fee — 500 UAH, that will cover room rent;
50% discount for students;

Applications deadline 5.09.2018
Summer School
"Street Design for Urban Qualities and Mobility"
CANactions School for Urban Studies, Kyiv Cyclists' Association and Kyiv City State Administration held a "Street Design for Urban Qualities and Mobility" Summer School in Kyiv in July 2018 with an aim to train a new generation of Ukrainian transport planners and urban planners in their work with contemporary principles of street space design that should improve urban streets to places where people move, meet and live.

Context
Main streets in Kyiv today are mainly considered as traffic areas, their function in the motorized transport network is in focus of discussions and designs. This in despite to the fact that in the dense, urban context, pedestrians, cyclists and public transport move more people than car traffic and therefore require much less space.

At the same time, major urban roads also have important spatial and social functions.
Detailed
They are prominent addresses and often important places of residence and work. They structure the centralities and thus secure the local supply with products and services. As representation spaces, they are the identity bearers and kind of "business card" of a city. They are a valuable element of the higher-level open-space framework and form the basis for orientation and wayfinding in the city. As spatial interfaces between neighborhoods, the main roads form important cross-linking and communication spaces. As such, they offer space for events and are meeting places and places to stay. Last but not least, locations on main roads are considered as priority development sites because of their good accessibility.

While many of Kyiv's historic main streets still have their original spatial conception under the various aspects (street oriented building facades, mixed-use etc.), due to the one-sided traffic-related consideration in recent decades they have become more and more assessed as "problematic" (by traffic planners) or even "space off" and "no-place" (by residents and urbanists).

To find a way out of such situations, in the organization and design of streets the multifunctionality of street spaces – including treatment of the adjacent buildings – should be considered stronger again. An integral view on urban issues and traffic aspects are required when analyzing street spaces. New priorities are to be given in street design. In the end of the day, rethinking of urban development and traffic planning is essential.
Aim and Objectives
To bring together representatives of various professions directly related to urban development:

Train a new generation of Ukrainian transport planners and urban planners in their work with contemporary principles of street space design that should improve urban streets to places where people move, meet and live.

Engage the participants in the process of envisioning possible futures of urban main streets in the city of Kyiv

Generate several alternative scenarios for the development of a particular street; and come up with recommendations for the city.
Participants
26 participants from all over Ukraine

10 participants — professionals from the fields Civil Engineering, Urban Design, Urban Planning and Architecture with 2 years of work experience in street design.

6 participants — representatives of city institutes, representatives of NGOs and executives of city administrations involved in mobility and urban development issues, as well as critical thinking researchers and professionals with background in Economics, Sociology, Political and Cultural Studies who are interested in the aspects of urban streets.
* A contingent of 12 people was foreseen to be participants from "Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine" partner cities. An additional contingent was reserved for participants proposed by Kyiv City Administration
Dates
July 2-7, 2018
Format
6-day School with 3 interdisciplinary groups of 8-9 people.
Participation Fee
Free (we do not cover accomodation and food expenses). Selection prosess is application based.
Working Languages
Ukrainian
English
Russian
Curators
Han van de Wetering
(The Netherlands / Switzerland)
School co-curator, representative of Van de Wetering Atelier für Städtebau, Zurich. Expert for integral urban-transport-landscape development and urban street design;
UrsThomann
(Switzerland)
School co-curator, representative of CANactions School, Kyiv (UA), representative of Van de Wetering Atelier für Städtebau, Zurich, Expert for Integrated Urban Development and Knowledge transfer in Ukraine.
Ueli Weber
(Switzerland)
tutor consultant on transport infrastructure projects and traffic planning processes, professor at the ZHAW University of Applied Sciences in Zurich. Works in the field transport planning since 1986; was a numerical figure in the process of forming the "Bern model for coexistence on main roads" (Bern model for coexistence on main roads).
Assistant tutors:

Igor Mohyla (LCE "Lvivelectrotrans"),
Andrew Koman (Urban Consulting Group, UCG)
Andriy Shulyar (Urban curators).
"With this Summer School we first of all wanted to treat this rather unpopular but important theme of urban main streets. Although it is a main issue in urban development, it is unfortunately hardly regarded by architects, urban designers and traffic planners as they are considered to be too complex. We want to emphasize the importance of the issue, make it more accessible and understandable and show that an overall urban revaluation of main streets is possible. With a collaboration between architects, urban designers and traffic planners we also wanted this Summer School to contribute to the paradigm shift in the treatment of streets and to emphasize the importance of an interdisciplinary, integral approach. We wanted to discuss, to show and to teach alternatives to the old-school, conventional one-sided technical transit traffic solutions for inner city main streets. Last but not least our idea was to put the issue not only in the focus of urban planners, architects and traffic engineers, but also on the political agenda. The fact that the city government is actually working on a traffic project for the Sherbakivskoho-Street made the case study especially interesting. We hope the three proposed concepts will help finding better and integral solutions for the street and at least trigger constructive discussions about the future of the street". — Urs Thomann, School curator.

"Working group consisted of people with different professional backgrounds from different cities of Ukraine. Due to multidisciplinary approach it was possible to obtain a varied views on the object of research, which was based not only on the assessment of the architectural and infrastructure components, but also on the social aspect. The professional expertise of participants from city municipalities played an important role in shaping of overall concept in the most rational way: object should be ease to implementation and ease to use. Thanks to architects and engineers, it was possible to develop well-designed solutions that included all the necessary measures to solve identified problems on the Shcherbakivskiy street ". — Andriy Koman, Assistant tutor.
Results
Partisipants` presentations:
Co-organisers
Kyiv Cyclists' Association
CANactions School for Urban Studies
Supported by
Kyiv City State Administration
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in the framework of the project "Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine" implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Embassy of the Netherlands in Ukraine
Shifting Perspectives
20 – 21.04.2018
This two-day workshop brings multi-scalar approach in order to examine rich history of Kiev riverbanks. Taking a relatively small sample of hill along the Dnipro river, we will develop shared and one-of-a-kind narrative by using collective inquiry as a pedagogical tool.
Walk starts at the controversial spot of People Friendship's Arch, with the spectacular view on Trukhaniv Island and its pedestrian bridge, and ends up at the beach with opposite view on celebrated Kiev panorama, this time with completely different soundscapes.
We will particularly look at the existing technical and cultural infrastructure (Water Museum, Puppet Theatre, River Port+Funicular, Park Bridge) not just as places of encounter, but also as commonly produced value and symbols of diminishing public life.
At the second day we will shift our walking perspective by observing first day route from the boat. Result will be a selection of layers of the collective critical map with an aim to serve as alternative tour for diverse urban explorers.

Detailed
DATES

Day 1 / 20.04 & day 2 / 21.04 10:00 – 13:00 /
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
12
FORMAT

2 days workshop
LANGUAGE

English
RESULTS
PRESENTATION
within the framework of the 11th CANactions Festival on April 20-21, 2018 in Kyiv.
TERMS OF
PARTICIPATION
The organizer provides all the participants from abroad and other cities of Ukraine (except from Kyiv) with the hostel accommodation.
PARTICIPANTS
PROFILE
Participants mixed professionally and gender-wise, interested in exploring and improving the researched area from the People Friendship's Arch to the pedestrian bridge leading to the Trukhaniv Island and Richkovyi Port zone. Participants are welcome to bring at least one personal story about this area.
CURATORS

Miodrag Kuč
ORGANIZER
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 conditions and spatial appropriations of marginal social groups. 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 programme director and curator at ZK/U (Centre for Art and Urbanistics) Berlin, exploring new ways of knowledge production through the lenses of critical urban pedagogy.
Connections From The Fringe
20.04.2018
PART 1: SEE / FIND / MAKE
This three hour session will introduce participants to the approach, ethos and method of Architecture Fringe as a catalyst for change within Scotland. As an organisation they seek to observe and critique the culture, the practice and the output of architecture and design before utilising the resources that are immediately available to articulate new possibilities and future scenarios that will enhance our shared built environment.
For three hours you will work in a group to apply this approach to an area of Kiev, working together to observe the spaces that we occupy, identify possibilities for action, acquire resources and make interventions.

Detailed
The session will be organic, responsive, creative and will demonstrate the potential for rapid prototyping that builds collective and individual agency within our cities.
PART 2: REFLECT / DEBATE / DISCUSS
This two hour session will start with reflections on the emergence of Architecture Fringe in Scotland - its context, aims, and plans for the future - then will look at Test Unit - a specific project in Glasgow, Scotland looking at prototyping in public space and then expand to look at community agency within the context of Community Land Ownership in Scotland, both from a historical perspective, and as supported by new legislation.
DATES

Day 1 / 20.04 10:00 – 16:00 / Lavra Gallery
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Part 1: up to 20 participants
Part 2: unlimited number of participants
FORMAT

PART 1: SEE / FIND / MAKE - Connecting People With Place: Ideas, Agency and Action
PART 2: REFLECT / DEBATE / DISCUSS - Contemporary Place-based Activism In Scotland
LANGUAGE

English
RESULTS
PRESENTATION
within the framework of the 11th CANactions Festival on April 20-21, 2018 in Kyiv.
TERMS OF
PARTICIPATION
The organizer provides all the participants from abroad and other cities of Ukraine (except from Kyiv) with the hostel accommodation.
PARTICIPANTS
PROFILE
Anyone interested in initiating cultural and institutional change within their own contexts/organisations, and those interested in a 'hands on' approach to observing and engaging in the built environment.
CURATORS

Lee Ivett, Akiko Kobayashi, Andy Summers, Neil McGuire
ORGANIZER
The Architecture Fringe was founded in 2015 by a group of architects, designers, photographers, engineers, visual artists and curators to encourage public debate about architecture and design in Scotland within its broader cultural and socio-political context. The Architecture Fringe is a non-profit registered Community Interest Company run by a team of dedicated volunteers.

Platform's work is highly praised and we work hard undertaking the following:
– Supporting new work and emerging practice in architecture in Scotland
– Developing a friendly but critical community of voices to connect, support and challenge each other
– Offering a platform to encourage a wider conversation about architecture in Scotland in a contemporary cultural and socio-political context
– Engaging internationally with other people and organisations
Pioneering collaboration: how 'temporary' projects can
build lasting partnerships


21.04.2018
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA), building up on the success of the Dulwich Pavilion in 2017 and other temporary projects, will host a workshop on how to set up a project that can serve as an ideal platform for cross-disciplinary cooperation between an emerging architecture practice and a prestigious public institution. The workshop will be run by Tamsie Thomson (director, LFA) and Rosa Rogina (head of programme, LFA) who are both hugely experienced in running international and collaborative projects.

Detailed
DATES

Day 2 / 21.04 10:00 – 13:00 / Lavra Gallery
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
20
FORMAT

3-hours workshop
LANGUAGE

English
RESULTS
PRESENTATION
within the framework of the 11th CANactions Festival on April 20-21, 2018 in Kyiv.
TERMS OF
PARTICIPATION
The organizer provides all the participants from abroad and other cities of Ukraine (except from Kyiv) with the hostel accommodation.
PARTICIPANTS
PROFILE
Architects, designers, cultural institutions, NGOs
CURATORS

Tamsie Thomson (director, LFA) and Rosa Rogina (head of programme, LFA)
ORGANIZER
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA), now in its 14th year, is Europe's largest annual architecture festival that features hundreds of events all over London from 1-30 June, with other activities also taking place throughout the year. It is a unique annual event that brings together key government figures and opinion-formers, world-renowned cultural organisations, every corner of the architectural profession and a broad public audience of over 400,000 people. LFA is committed to testing ideas and providing creative solutions within our built environment.

In previous years, these have included the temporary closure of Exhibition Road, a heavy traffic road in London's Museum Quarter in West London, with several installations, which led to its eventual transformation into one of London's most successful public spaces. This and other interventions not only left a built legacy in the city, but also benefited both architects and public institutions by providing opportunities for collaboration between different types of organizations.
WORKSHOP "ENCHANTED KYIV BY THE DNIRO
11 – 15.12.2017
The Dnipro, the emblematic river of Ukraine, has a strong imagination. The river has been seeing the city of Kyiv growing and evolving. Today, it forms an axis, between history, industry, poetry and geographical form: what uses has it in the city? How does the river connect with Kyiv?

This introductory workshop is open to all architects, landscape architects, students and qualified specialists who want to investigate the process of drawing as a method to learn how to perceive, observe and represent the numerous interactions between the Dnipro river and the city of Kyiv. This workshop will encourage visual thinking as a formative tool for problem-solving that provides a means to envision a sustainable future. The focus will be on the critical coordination between hand, mind, and idea.

Detailed
PARTICIPANTS
PROFILE
students, young professionals, urban planners, landscape architects, architects and all those interested by the landscape
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
12
TUITION
FEE
1 000 UAH
LANGUAGE

English
CURATORS
BRUNO TANANT is a co-founder of TN+ agency, landscape architect. He is a graduate and lecturer in l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage in Versaille, invited professor in schools of architecture in Paris, Lyon and Grenoble. He is also a member of the state council of landscape architecture.

MATHILDE SIVRÉ is a graduate of l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage in Versaille. During her participation in exchange program ERASMUS in Hanover, Germany, she was elaborating the diploma project about the future of new Soviet cities on an example of Noviy Rozdil (Ukraine).
PROGRAM
Day 1: Research -- What is the representation of the Dnipro in the collective imaginary? What is the history of the Dnipro and its relations with Kyiv?

Day 2: Design at a big scale – The Dnipro give geographical interesting forms, how we can use it and propose a large scale sketch?

Day 3: Visiting the city – By foot, cross the city for measured the space, choose one site, analysis by drawing…

Day 4-5: Design – The aim is to arrive at a master plan that shows a composition that makes it possible to anticipate an urban planning program and propose an "identity" for a future neighborhood or "piece of city".
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
MYSTETSKYI ARSENAL: SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS
May-June2017
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.

Detailed
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.
WORKSHOP & VIDEO INSTALLATION
CYCLING CITIES
May 2017
If you have a certain interest in city planning, in architecture and in urban issues like infrastructure and a certain interest in storytelling and filmmaking - this workshop is for you.

At least you should have some skills in filming and editing (can be on a very basic level with the simplest editing program).
The workshop is about to improve your observation and storytelling skills on urban issues.

Detailed
FORMAT
7-day workshop & video installation in the framework of the 10th International Architecture Festival CANactions 2017 (with full-time involvement)
CURATOR
Jord den Hollander / NL
DATES
22/05 - 27/05 - distant work

28/05 - 03/06 - workshop
WORKING LANGUAGE
English
PARTICIPANTS'
PROFILE
Young architects and those who are interested architecture
Those who know Kyiv in-and-out
Those who are interested in cycling and can't imagine their life without a bicycle
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
25
WORKSHOP
PARTNER
RESULTS
PRESENTATION
DAY 1 / 02.06
15:00 / MAIN STAGE, hall 9
ABOUT THE PROJECT
'CYCLING CITIES'

Dutch director Jord den Hollander compares traditional bicycle cities with each other. In a flow of synchronized shots, cyclists are followed on their tour through the city. How are the cities experienced at the pace and the point of view of a cyclist. Cycling Cities is not another activists cry to point out what measures should be taken to make cities more bicycle-friendly. It is a poetic cry for a different mindset, a love story with a constant cycle.

During this project, they have filmed in 8 cities since Amsterdam, Beijing, Budapest, Milan, Havana, Mexico City, Taipei and Tirana.

When shown for the first time at the 2014 Beijing Design Week the film found an enthusiastic welcome and was praised by its simple, strong and effective underlying message. Also 6 cities were showed side by side at the 2015 Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam and in 2016 - in the Domus Gallery in Milan during the Biennale.

In January this year the Cycling Cities project was used as a proclamation for cycling in Tirana and shown for the City Council. As a result, the Mayor promised to build 10 K of new bicycle lanes. The team never expected this side effect: the project grew from a conceptual idea to an activist statement about the use of bicycles in cities that are still dominated by cars.

During the International Velo City event in June the film with all different cities will be screened.
ABOUT WORKSHOP

The workshop will have 2 parts.

Firstly, all participants will get a 'homework' - they will have to find the identical locations in Kyiv following the tutor's brief: bridges, parks, office buildings, shopping streets, iconic buildings etc.
During the second part of the workshop, participants will spend a week with the tutor, researching chosen locations in Kyiv, developing a scenario and filming their cycling process.
The final result for each group of participants will be a 3 minutes film on Cycling in Kyiv, filmed himself on any camera at hand.

The results will be presented at the CANactions festival as a video installation.
ABOUT CURATOR
Jord den Hollander is a Dutch architect and filmmaker. During his education as an architect at the Technical University of Delft, he developed a special interest in writing and filmmaking. After getting his master degree in architecture he was educated in scriptwriting at the London Film School. During his professional career, he combined both disciplines in numerous projects. His architectural work has been awarded and internationally published in magazines and books. He received many international awards for his television series, films and documentaries on art and architecture. In 2004 he wrote 60 episodes for a highly acclaimed children television series on art and science. It received the highest international award for children's television, The Prix Jeunesse, in 2005.

The past few years his architecture designs and filmmaking become more and more combined. A spectacular design of a mobile children's library became literally a "moving experience". The building of his latest design, a Centre for Architecture for children, was filmed as an educational project for television.

Jord den Hollander published about architecture and filmmaking in different international magazines and was the author of a variety of books on architecture, architectural history and building. He is lecturing at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam and the Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam.

In 1990 he founded the Architecture and Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) that has become the biggest festival of its kind in the world.