LECTURES
Martin Rein-Cano
Martin Rein-Cano was born in Buenos Aires in 1967. He studied Art History at Frankfurt University and Landscape Architecture at the Technical Universities of Hannover and Karlsruhe. He trained in the office of Peter Walker and Martha Schwartz in San Francisco and has worked with the office of Gabi Kiefer in Berlin. Martin Rein-Cano has been appointed as a guest professor in Europe and North America and frequently lectures at internationally renowned universities and cultural institutions. He also regularly serves on competition juries. In 1996 he founded the TOPOTEK 1 office. In 1999, Lorenz Dexler became a managing partner at the studio.

TOPOTEK 1 understands itself as a traveller within the fringe areas of the different disciplines, typologies and scales. TOPOTEK 1 is rooted in the context of the design of public urban spaces and the process of developing urban topics, but also undertakes excursions into the conception and realisation of exhibitions and art installations.

Martin Rein Cano's work is rooted in the design of urban spaces and urban development plans, his key interest lies in combining various disciplines, taking things out of their traditional context and placing them in another.
Hans van der Heijden
Hans van der Heijden Architect was set up in 2014 by Hans van der Heijden after leaving biq, the company he established in 1994. HvdH has specialised in housing design, both in new build and refurbishment, in the Netherlands and abroad. The Bluecoat arts centre in Liverpool was completed to international acclaim. HvdH has received numerous awards for his housing projects, including two nominations for the Mies van der Rohe Award. He is the author of books and essays on housing and urban design. HvdH has been the Sir Arthur Marshall Visiting Professor for Sustainable Urban Design at Cambridge University.

Opulence and delight are experiences which may evoke a sense of luxury in architecture - different from the outdated notion of luxury in the sense of excess or extravagance.
Florian Idenburg
Co-founder of SO – IL, USA
Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu co-founded SO – IL during the financial crisis of 2008 with the notion to realize ideas in the world. Prior to founding SO – IL, Idenburg gained experience at the practice of Pritzker laureates Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA), where he led the design teams for the Glass Pavilion in Toledo, Ohio and The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City.

Florian especially recognizes the merit of combining practice with academia to allow cross-pollination to stimulate innovation. He is Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, where he currently leads a three-year research project on transformations in the workplace. Idenburg holds a MSc. in Architecture from Delft University of Technology.
In his writing, he has reflected on his own architectural activities as they relate to the position of contemporary architecture and the larger framework of cultural production.

Christoph Schneider
Co-owner of SAM Architekten, CH
Architect, was born in Minden (Germany). 2004 got an architectural degree at KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Started practice at once after graduation by the collaboration at the studio of Prof. Stephan Craig, Karlsruhe. Besides architectural projects Christoph created art installations in public spaces.
Begins work at SAM Architekten und Partner AG in Zurich in 2005. Since 2014 Christoph is a co-owner of SAM Architekten und Partner AG.

"My main interest, value is the process of creation. Wanting to build something based on a single initial sketch has always seemed like a dubious desire. The design process is an evolutionary process. Design and then construction are therefore key stages in the job of architecture, if we are to make a relevant contribution to the society we live in. Development, within the meaning of a creation process lasting for an extended period, always contains moments of surprise. The unpredicted and the unexpected are always a part of the whole.
As architects we will only be able to continue making a relevant contribution to society if alongside the routine and expertise of our day-to-day work we also open ourselves up to fresh, new ideas and thinking.
The paths taken during the creative process will and should take us by surprise again and again."

Jord den Hollander
founder AFFR, NL
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.
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
MYSTETSKYI ARSENAL: SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS
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
Number of participants
Up to 24
CANactions
provides
Accommodation in a hostel in the center of Kyiv (May 28 - June 4, 2017), lunches and coffee breaks, free tickets to all events of the International Architecture Festival CANactions 2017
Tuition
fee
None
Deadline for applications
May 07, 2017
Apply
now
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.
AIMS AND OUTCOMES
OF THE WORKSHOP
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.
WORKSHOP & VIDEO INSTALLATION
CYCLING CITIES
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
25-30
TUITION
FEE
None
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
May 17,2017
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
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.

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.
MASTER CLASSES
'Crossing borders - mulitscale mapping as a method for integrated planning
tutor - Urs Thomann
ABOUt
On the 10th International Architecture Festival CANactions you will have an opportinuty to participate in the master-class which will be held by the CANactions co-founder Urs Thomann 'Crossing borders - mulitscale mapping as a method for integrated planning'.

The master class introduces an approach of cross-border planning for Swiss agglomerations. Mulit-scale mapping and precise coordination and verification of the main elements of the urban system on all scales is used as tool fo shapping our daily life more convenient. No matter to which side of the city border you belong.

The growth of contemporary cities and the expansion of its margins push us to face a number challenges in urbanism. Both the city border on the big scale as the parcels border on the small scale are widely regarded as a point of tension and transition, intriguing as a complex space where multiple factors from all different spheres concretize in a system of objects that are related to each other. However, still too often designing and planning is dealing only with the space within the border and on the one scale appropriate for its size and strict task. Standard solutions for problems and challenges of borderspaces often propose just to expand the borders and deal with a now bigger piece, but still just from inside perspective.

Date: June, 3, 2017
Location: Mystetskyi Arsenal
registration
Urs Thomann
urban planner, co-founder and curator of CANactions School for Urban Studies
Urs 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. 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. Currently he is working on a joint project of the Swiss City of Basel, the French City of Huningue and the German City
of Weil am Rhein with the aim of a coordinated planning and development of their cross-border area called „3Land"
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