Reinier de Graaf
Dutch architect and writer. He is a partner in the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), where he leads projects in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Reinier is the co-founder of OMA's think-tank AMO and Sir Arthur Marshall Visiting Professor of Urban Design at the Department of Architecture of the University of Cambridge. He is the author of the book Four Walls and a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession.
Stephan Sigrist
ETH Zürich, W.I.R.E. (CH)
The founder and head of the W.I.R.E. think tank has spent many years analysing interdisciplinary developments in business and society, focusing on the implications of digitisation in the life sciences, financial services, media, infrastructure and mobility. He is the publisher of the ABSTRAKT book series, author of a number of publications and a keynote speaker at international conferences. With W.I.R.E., he advises desicion-makers on the development of long-term strategies, innovation projects and supports companies in the redesign of future-oriented spaces for employees and the exchange with clients.
Yana Golubeva
Strategic thinker and urban planner. Responsible for integrating office international experience and specific knowledge of Russian context. Head of MLA+ St. Petersburg and Moscow offices.
Research on the redevelopment potential for the city of St.Petersburg.
Cino Zucchi
CZA-Cino Zucchi Architetti (IT)
CZA Cino Zucchi Architetti, one of the leading European studios in the fields of architecture, landscape and urban design, is constantly searching new spatial solutions in the diverse and layered character of contemporary human territories.

The works of the studio have been displayed in several exhibitions and published in Italian and international magazines. Architectural realisations include the Group M Headquarters in Assago (Milan), Salewa Headquarters in Bozen, the Lavazza Headquarters and the National Automobile Museum in Turin as well as housing complexes in Milan, Parma, Ancona, Ravenna, Laveno and Bologna. Landscape design projects include via Paride in Cerea, Park in S. Donà, Square in Gratosoglio, Cascina Merlata public spaces and the entrance of the Vedeggio-Cassarate tunnel in Lugano. CZA's transformation of the former industrial areas of the ex Junghans in Venice and the ex Alfa Romeo-Portello in Milano into successful mixed-use environments through the integration of urban design, open space design and architecture are considered among the best European examples of their kind, and have been widely published worldwide in magazines and books and awarded several prizes.
Polina Bachlakova
Born in Moscow, raised in Vancouver and now living in Copenhagen, Polina Bachlakova is the Editor & Copywriter at SPACE10. She's in charge of breathing written life into SPACE10's projects and communication the company's vision to an outside audience. At work, she'll write a cookbook one day and create copy for an augmented reality app the next. Nothing is off limits, as long as it helps push forward SPACE10's vision of democratically enabling better and more sustainable ways of living.

Previously to SPACE10, Polina honed her skills as a Staff Writer and then Editor at companies like Vice and Girls Are Awesome, and as a copywriter at VIRTUE and other boutique design firms. She's also a freelance journalist and editor; her work, particularly regarding feminist issues, can be found in publications like VICE, Broadly, ILLEGAL!, Plethora Magazine, Sindroms and The Murmur.

In her free time, Polina volunteers for a project that provides a safe space for marginalised migrant women in Copenhagen.
Jord den Hollander
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.

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.
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.
G̀erman Mitish
EASA Ukraine (UA)
EASA – European Architectural Student Assembly is the platform for informal peer-to-peer education, the network of students and the annual event organized by them since 1981. EASA takes place every summer in a different country and usually lasts for two weeks. Up to 600 students take part in the event and engage in workshops, exhibitions, lectures and social events focused around a specific theme with a greater or lesser relationship to architecture. G̀erman Mitish and his colleagues will present EASA at the CANactions Architectural Festival.
Michelle Provoost
Crimson Historians and Urbanist (NL)
An author, researcher and curator specialized in urban planning history, postwar architecture and contemporary urban development. She is co-founded the office of Crimson Architectural Historians in 1994, which has subsequently been engaged in a large number of research and design projects; next to that she has been leading the International New Town Institute since 2008. In 2018, Crimson and ZUS started the Independent School for the City, a one year post graduate educational program in Rotterdam.
Happiness in urban planning

What are the components of happiness?
Can the happiness be the determining factor in urban planning?
How does it affect making architectural and spatial decisions?
About happiness on the example of the concept of spatial development of the Kytaiv territory.
Grisha Zotov
Architectural Prescription is an architectural practice founded in 2016 by Grisha Zotov. Based in Amsterdam, Architectural Prescription 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. Previously Grisha gained experience in architectural design, urban planning, construction techniques and computational design in internationally acclaimed offices BIG, OMA, de Architekten Cie and ZOTOV&CO. Sundial by Architectural Prescription — Special Prize Winner at WIRED magazine Creative Hack Award 2017; Van Der Park — residential complex.

Day 2 / 18.05
10:00 – 13:00 / River port
Architects, designers, cultural institutions, urban planner, urban designers

3-hours master class
Localized at different levels and management scales, in the territorial context of city, village or region, the socio-spatial phenomenon of hromada will become the central focus of the discussion at CANactions Festival 2019.
CANactions School will share the results of ongoing postgraduate programs in Ukraine and the Netherlands and present future educational projects focused on interdisciplinary research, strategic urban design, and planning.

The two-stage open architectural competition that has no restrictions on the number of participants and is aimed at young professionals under the age of 35. The competition is fee free.
The Competiton winner will be selected in the framework of the CANactions Festival 2019 and awarded on the Festival scene.
The chief Competiton awards are free Master Program offered by Dessau International Architecture Graduate School (DIA) and paid 6-months internship offered by MLA+.

The city is far from being an idyllic paradise, the aesthetic setting that is so often showcased by architecture or landscaping design, tourist brochures or municipal propaganda. Just when urban dwellers have come to constitute more than half the world's population, one of the greatest artefacts created by humanity is facing threats that give rise to serious doubts as to its future. Everywhere, the urban habitat is growing and changing in such an ill-conceived way that coexistence within its bounds is open to question.
Europe which, throughout history, has produced cities that are exemplary in terms of their compactness, diversity and human scale, is no exception to these dangers. Its cities are constantly subjected to urban transformations which repeatedly end up as the weapon that deals the death blow to the collective project of urban civility. All too often, urban planning has demonstrated how it can be used for social control or real-estate profiteering, and how much damage it can cause to the environment and natural resources.

Fortunately, however, European cities can also offer many examples of good practice and have shown that a better city is possible: a city that is more habitable and inclusive for everyone, where wealth and opportunities are distributed among citizens and handed down through the generations.

The European Prize for Urban Public Space aims to recognise and make known successful examples of different applications of this democratic conception of the city. Over its EIGHTEEN years of existence, the Prize—which is organised by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) together with five other European institutions—has become an observatory with privileged perspectives on problems and solutions of the most diverse nature.

Demonstrating these experiences, the 28 works selected for this exhibition constitute a gauge of the democratic quality of Europe's urban and social fabrics. They have been grouped here as seven areas that have emerged as empirically learned lessons: memory, mobility, mixture, waterfront, margins, marketplace and democracy. They all call attention to the social and political dimensions permeating the city, and which are so well reflected in the Greek term polis. After all, as we shape cities, cities shape us.
The city is people. Adults and kids. The only thing is that kids grow up very quickly. And they would become those who will manage our cities, design and erect them. They will compose our communities (hromadas) and take the most crucial decisions. Is it important to teach children to conduct a dialogue? Search for a compromise? Find common values? The answer is obvious. Thus, together with the Arch4Kids Children's Architectural Studio at the Festival children's space we will learn how to talk to each other, how to look for a common one and find a rational grain in the controversy. And of course create, create and create once again.12th International Architecture Festival CANactions will unite under its roof kids and well-known architects, exhibition space and fresh air, fantasy and real mockups, creativity and joy.