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KYIV
Type:
International online workshop

Participants:
Professionals and master-students from the fields of Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Architecture History, Sociology, Anthropology, Political, and Cultural Studies and other related fields.

Dates:
November 02—21, 2020

Structure:
The workshop consists of three phases:
– Research Phase with Input Lectures (part-time) November 02—15, 2020
– Design Development Phase (full-time) November 16—21, 2020
– Publication Phase (part-time) November 23—December 06, 2020


Application deadline:
October 27, 2020 (18:00 CET)

Applications are being processed in the order in which they are received, so the places may already be exhausted before the deadline for submitting applications has been reached. If so, subsequent applications will be rejected. Please do not wait until the deadline to apply.

Fee:
500 EUR

10% discount for the alumni of the CANactions School programs and CANactions School Full Members (in case of acceptance to the program).
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The Workshop in Kyiv marks the fourth and the last workshop in the "Creating Homes for Tomorrow" program, offering a 3-weeks introduction into the local housing context. Together with an international group of participants and a multidisciplinary team of mentors and experts, we design solutions and strategies for future housing scenarios in a transforming neighborhood in the city of Kyiv: Podil District.
WORKSHOP THEME
In recent decades, the Ukrainian government has initiated numerous reforms in the areas of decentralization and local self-government which has strengthened cities to take greater responsibility for tasks and resources. Nevertheless, urban service provision and infrastructure are often inadequate. The absence of the national framework for integrated urban development that provides guidance for state and municipal actors replaced with market-driven approaches based on liberal democratic ideology and integration into the global capitalist economic system. The privatization became a crucial component of the housing reform and quality of living in Ukrainian cities. Mass privatization of housing in Ukraine was initiated by the law "About privatization of the state housing stock" in June 1992.
It has resulted in a high number of homeownership—1% of urban housing in Ukraine is publicly owned, 93% privately owned and 6% on a rental basis—according to the latest research by the State Statistics Service.

Beginning in the early 2000s, the mass migration to the capital city—Kyiv—mostly for employment and educational opportunities created uncontrollable expansion and reflected uneven development. The real estate transformed into a marked commodity reflected by a high number of vacant flats where new building stock being sold out, roughly 20-30% are being empty leadings to the unsustainable development and infrastructural waste. Viewing housing as an economic and financial sphere casts new light on the question of affordability and adaptability to diverse inhabitant's needs.
CASE: PODIL DISTRICT
The Podil District as a part of New Plan Kyiv 2030 is a project developed by GIZ "Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine". Together with international and national experts, it is aiming to create the conditions for implementing integrated urban development policy by consolidating and optimizing urban management structures and procedures. In eight Ukrainian cities, citizens participate in development processes. The cities plan their development for the long term, sustainably and with a focus on citizens.

The project predicts Podil District's densification from 20,000 inhabitants to 38,000 inhabitants where, with new urban blocks, it will have a capacity of 80,000 inhabitants.
The administrative district is divided into several distinctive sub-districts with authentic character, from old XIX century Kyiv neighborhoods to Soviet microrayons. The existing housing typologies in Podil District are very heterogenous and reveal current conditions of almost every city of regional importance in Eastern Europe: historic patterns, socialist prefab houses, and investors driven developments.
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WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
– Professionals interested in the exploration of living conditions and scenarios at a wide range of scales, a deep and sincere understanding of economics, users, identity, practices, ecology, actors, and the network as a whole;

– Critical thinkers and researchers who are interested in the exploration of current urban conditions of the rapidly expanding Eastern European metropolis of Kyiv;

– Practitioners who are inspired to explore housing as a theme by learning from highly experienced experts who are also actively involved in on-going real-life projects;
– Professionals interested in exploring research methodologies;

– Activists, representatives of NGOs whose activities are connected to urban development and aim to design enabling strategies;

– Developers looking for innovation and leadership tools of how to connect the interests of the construction business with the need to improve the architectural environment of build areas;

– Leaders with a strong interest in city development projects who want to join a global, diverse, professional network of like-minded people.
PROGRAM BENEFITS
Building your network—among program peers, as well as representatives of architecture and planning offices, developers, city administrations and academia;

Professional and cultural exchange—discourse between different disciplines and cultural backgrounds;
Increasing knowledge—research, design and discourse about specific to context questions, as well as learning from each other by working together in groups;

Enhancing your working skills—through encounters with best practice housing projects and collaboration with world-class educators and professionals.
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ANXILLIARY PROGRAM
During the workshop, participants take part in the input lectures and panel discussion featuring guests and speakers from the following institutions, organization, and offices:

> GIZ (The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH)
GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of their federal enterprise is in demand around the globe—from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries. GIZ works with businesses, civil society actors, and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. GIZ's main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

> ZOTOV&CO Architectural Office
Architecture bureau ZOTOV&CO is a partner institution of CANactions School Creating Homes for Tomorrow Program. Established in 2004 in Kyiv, ZOTOV&CO is oriented to the world's contemporary architecture practice. Experience of cooperation with BIG (dk), MAXWAN (nl), EM2N (ch), JWA (at), Transsolar (de), KS – Ingenieure (at), Architectural Prescription (nl), and others. The subject of design—the process. The main principle—to reduce unnecessary. In favor of rules and simplicity.

> CEDOS
A research think t
ank with the main aim of equality and social justice. At the end of 2019, the CEDOS think tank published the most comprehensive publication on housing policy in Ukraine to date. It is the result of a project that included analysis of legislation, statistics, housing programs, national sociological surveys, as well as expert interviews and international experience.





> The Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Department of Economic and Social Geography
The Department of Economic and Social Geography creates training of specialists in the field of the development of productive forces and regional economy. The lecturers of the Department developed the following courses: "Geography of Cities in Ukraine", "Socio-Geographical Forecasting", "Geography of Labor", "Business Planning", "Problems of Regional Economy" and "Regional Policy of Sustainable Development".
The Department last 20-25 years has close ties with related Departments of Ukraine, the Institute of Geography of NAS of Ukraine and some other countries (USA, Japan, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia).

> DIALOG-CLASSIC ADVISORY
The Dialogue-Classic company was established to provide consulting services in the field of marketing, business management, investments and corporate finance. The mission of the company is to assist in the successful implementation of business ideas and projects of its clients. Dialog-Classic employs professionals, certified specialists in the field of economics and finance which allows to support projects in commercial and residential real estate.

> Kyiv National Economic University
Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman, is a higher educational institution in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a self-governing (autonomous) research National University. The university was founded in 1906. Its estimated quality of education and researches puts the university on the third place in National ranking of the universities (Compass, 2012) in Ukraine. According to one of the leading university rankings in the world (Eduniversal, 2015), KNEU occupied the second position among universities in Ukraine.


EDUCATION PROGRAM team
Mirjam Niemeyer is an architect, urban designer and founding partner at Helsinki Zürich Office which was established in 2010. The office has branches in Zurich and Helsinki. Mirjam works as a designer and researcher in the fields of architecture, urban design and planning in an international context and has won several international prizes for architectural and urban design projects.

Mirjam has been a visiting professor at the PBSA Düsseldorf and assistant professor at the Institute of Urban Design at Prof. Kees Christiaanse at the ETH Zurich, where she led and conducted the "s5-city project", an urban research and design project about the agglomeration of Zurich. She has tutored several international workshops and published internationally. Mirjam is a member of the Advisory Board of CANactions School and has curated and mentored CANactions School educational programs since 2016.
Romea Muryń is a Polish architect and urban planner. After receiving her master's degree from West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland and her bachelor's degree from the School of Design and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark she worked for 8 years as an architect in leading design practices—JDS, COBE, REX, BIG and OMA.

Romea also successfully completed the postgraduate programme 'Hybrid Urbanism' at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design and worked as a leading architect and urban strategist at KB Strelka, Moscow, Russia, taking part in the projects 'My Street' large-scale urban renovation program and, 'Key Public Spaces: Improvement in 40 Cities of Russia'. Romea was an adjunct Professor at INDA International Program in Design and Architecture, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. She is co-founder of the studio Locument, established in 2015.
CURATOR
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
mentors
Fani Kostourou
is an architect, urban designer and academic. Trained at the National Technical University of Athens, she holds a MAS in Urban Design from ETH Zürich and an MRes in Spatial Design from University College London. In 2017, she joined the MIT Department of Architecture and Computation as a visiting researcher and participated in the Future Architecture Platform. Fani currently finishes her PhD research at the Bartlett, teaches at the Welsh School of Architecture and works as a researcher at Theatrum Mundi.
Gianmaria Socci
received a Master degree in Architecture from FAF Ferrara and a MAS degree in Urban Design from ETH Zürich, with a research focus on informal urbanism. Between 2013 and 2016 he has been research assistant at ETH Zürich, leading urban research and teaching design studios at the chair of Architecture and Urban Design. Since 2017 he has been adjunct professor at INDA, the International Program in Design and Architecture of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. In 2018 Gianmaria co-founded Space Saloon.
Konstantinos Pantazis
is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at ColumbiaGSAPP. He founded Point Supreme with Marianna Rentzou in 2008 after working in London, Rotterdam, Brussels and Tokyo (OMA, MVRDV, 51N4E, Jun Aoki). In 2015 Athens Projects, a book dedicated to their work was published by Graham Foundation in Chicago. They recently finished building the Petralona House and won 1st prize at the acclaimed completion for the new architecture school in Marseille, whose construction will start in 2019.
Andrius Nemickas
is an urban development specialist from the US and CANactions School Advisory Board member with a dual-degree MBA & MCRP from The University of North Carolina at Chapel hill (Class of 1998), has lived and worked in Ukraine since 1999.
EXPERTS
Michael Engel
project coordinator "Integrated Urban Development Ukraine", GIZ. Michael is an architect by profession and loves cities. Since more than 15 years he has been working in Eastern Europe, mainly in Romania, Ukraine and Serbia, supporting local governments in their endeavors to apply principles of integrated urban development, such as participatory and strategic planning. Michael was director of Heritas Foundation in Sibiu (RO) promoting heritage conservation and sustainable urban development in Transylvanian cities and villages. In 2015 he became an advisor in the GIZ project on Historic Centre Rehabilitation in Lviv. Since 2018 he coordinates the GIZ project Integrated Urban Development Ukraine.
Viktor Zotov
studied Architecture at the National University of Construction and Architecture in Kharkiv, Ukraine. In 2004 he founded an architectural bureau ZOTOV&CO, which is oriented to the world contemporary architecture practice and experienced in cooperation with companies: BIG, MAXWAN, EM2N, JWA, Transsolar, KS – Ingenieure, Architectural Prescription and others. Since 2008 he is a Founder and a curator of the CANactions International Architecture Festival.
Prof. Kostyantyn Mezentsev
is Head of the Department of Economic and Social Geography at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. His current research interests lie primarily in the field of urban transformation, urban geopolitics and identity. He explores new-build gentrification, suburbanization, participative urban planning, and migration. Prof. Mezentsev is involved in two international research projects: "Ukrainian geopolitical fault-line cities: urban identities, geopolitics and urban policy" (2018-21) and "Ambiguous suburban spaces: comparative analysis of local trajectories and changing everyday practices" (2019-20). Prof. Mezentsev is Head of Kyiv department of the Ukrainian Geographical Society
Markus Appenzeller
has been working on and with cities. In his studies of architecture and urban planning in Stuttgart (DE) and Chicago (US) and later on in his professional work at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, at KCAP Architects and Planners and since 2012 with his own practice MLA+ he has been working on solutions for some of the key questions, our cities face today. Regeneration, affordable housing, climate change, adaptation to change and the social question play key role in his work. Next to his work in practice, Markus currently is Head of Urbanism at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture and has been teaching and lecturing in a wide range of places.
Grisha Zotov
is a founder of an architectural practice Architectural Prescription. Studio engages in design on both an urban and architectural scale and additionally offers computational consultation services for design professionals. The practice employs a pragmatic, analytical design approach using advanced computational methods to develop projects and processes in which form is a function. Grisha Zotov is a founder of CANactions School and a teacher of Urban Fabric studio for master students at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.
Pavlo Fedoriv
is an urban geographer at CEDOS. He investigates housing policies, including its impact on urban geography and social inequalities. Pavlo is MA in Geography, Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine. MSc in Urban Studies (4 Cities).
Artiom Novikov
is managing partner at the Dialog-Classic Advisory specialize in strategic planning, investments and finance, marketing, real estate and project management. Overall experience in investment and project management more than 19 years. Over the past fifteen years of the personal consulting practice took part and implemented more than 135 projects for Ukrainian and foreign companies. Among the clients: Administration of the President of Ukraine, the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Kyiv City State Administration, holding company Kyivmiskbud, development company UDP, Ukrbud, Saga and Seven Hills. The last few years cooperates with International Institute of Business (IIB, Kyiv) and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School (KMBS, Kyiv).
Andriy Vavrysh
is the founder and CEO of SAGA Development. The company operates on the principle of an open ecosystem and implements projects based on socio-cultural research, life scenarios of users and pressing problems of the territory. The SAGA Development portfolio includes such objects as CHICAGO Central House with the first interactive media sculpture in Europe, SAGA City Space in the pedestrian part of Podil, revitalization of the industrial zone of the Rybalsky peninsula in the residential area RYBALSKY with the first in Ukraine street of restaurants near the river, a renovation of the city port to the new city district of Novyi Podil with an open and accessible pedestrian promenade.
Vitalii Pylypiv
is a professor, Deputy Head of the Regional Studies and Tourism Department at Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman. Curator of bachelor program "City Economy and Urban Studies". In 2018-2019 was involved in the GIZ project Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine as an economy and employment expert.

Marina Kharlampova
is an architect studied аrchitecture at the Kharkov National Technical University of Construction and Architecture, and economics at the Donetsk State University.
Practical specialization - project activity in the field of housing construction. In 2018-2019 member of the team of experts on urban planning and urban environment development
of the Concept of Integrated Urban Development of the Podil district of Kyiv, ISEK, GIZ Ukraine. Took part in projects related to urban and landscape planning in Vinnytsia.




Mitya Gurin
is a member of Parliament of Ukraine, author of the new Law on Kyiv—the capital of Ukraine. For many years consulted business, state, and public organizations on public communications and worked on territorial development projects. His portfolio includes project development of depressed areas in Kyiv and Baku, plans for the renovated Kontraktova Square, and Rybalsky Island. He won second place in the international competition for the Museum of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. Also, he was an expert on the international open architectural competition "Terra Dignitas".


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