To define an ideal and social balanced society has always been challenging in places all over the world that undergo major changes. From its beginning, The CANactions Festival has played a major role in presenting potential ideas and environmental concepts as means to show the vitality of a country under transition.
The economic and political uncertainty of Ukraine has brought CANactions on the forefront of the debate on how to structure these never before occurred dynamics. CANactions has established itself as an exciting urban laboratory in an unpredictable world.
Utopia seems far away, but nevertheless, there is always a lesson to be learned from proven "utopian" concepts such as the Hromada. A distinctive political and social structure which goal is to facilitate on every scale the needs of a pluriform society.
This year CANactions Festival is focusing on how to give an answer to a society where the gap between rich and poor is growing and polarisation tears people apart.
Time to take action and share ideas on one of the edgiest spaces of Kyiv riverfront where the Festival will land.
Jord den Hollander, CANactions Festival 2019, Curatorial Adviser