■ Association ■ Communication ■ Union ■ Relation ■ Linking
— This is what WE LACK today.

We need a COMMON cause.

The main Festival events will take place in the most significant, most fragile and most beautiful spots of Kiyv: from Lavra to the Podil and the Riverport, along the Great Dnipro River by the way of our beautiful Edge,
that like a necklace assembled the most precious pearls of the Great City.

This year, the best architects and urbanists of the world have united,
to GO along this way WITH US:

■ Jan Gehl / Gehl Architects
■ Haris Piplas / ETH, U-TT
■ Markus Appenzeller / MLA +
■ Matthias Rammig / Transsolar
■ Ken Smith / Ken Smith Workshop
and others.

by Viktor Zotov, Founder CANactions, ZOTOV&CO
Ukrainian cities, analogous to the entire Central-Eastern European region, has repeatedly undergone re-structuration of economies, identities and political systems. The inherited patterns how cities should be designed and managed are mostly outdated - and new visions not yet sufficiently defined. Following its mission for more than a decade, this year's CANactions Festival returns to its core founding mission: to develop new paradigms in order to re-vitalize communities and physical structures through innovative formats, international collaboration and multi-disciplinarity.

The intense and prototypical program of the CANactions Festival, settled in the unique urban laboratory of Kiev's most complex and potent urban zones, aspires to become itself a transformative power for the city, eliminating the gap between architecture, urban design and their societal impacts. We invite you to become active agents of the power on our mission and join our lectures series, discussions, urban tours, films, exhibitions, workshops, and many more. Only together we can create new paradigms on how to plan, design, develop and run our cities.

Join, act, talk and walk with us: see you on April 20th & 21th 2018 at CONNECTIONS

by Haris Piplas, CANactions Festival 2018, Curatorial Adviser
Festival 2018 gathers the best world architecture festivals as partners and co-organizers to curate one event/format within a two-day program in Kyiv. It will be masterclasses, workshop, discussion, competition etc.

Co-organizers of this year Festival are:
■ London Festival of Architecture
■ Copenhagen Architecture Festival
■ Urban Forum Kazakhstan
■ New Generations
■ Architecture Fringe

Want to change the city —

Here and now!


On April 21, you will be able to get to Riverport (location of the second day of the festival) by ships that will run every two hours from 12.00 - 18:00, from the 12th pier of River Station to the Riverport.
Schedule of the ship's sailing
Educational platform CANactions
We seek to enhance the creation of places and communities in Ukraine where people love to live and work. We integrate the most relevant world experience in the sphere of architecture and urbanism to educate and inspire responsibly active change makers.
International Architecture Festival CANactions

With the lectures provided by well-known foreign and Ukrainian experts, current exhibitions, workshops and film screenings we aim to create the conditions for the ideas sharing and dialogue in the sphere of modern architecture. Today Festival is the largest architectural event in Ukraine with a ten-year history.

CANactions School for Urban Studies is an experimental educational institution, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Our programs are based on the exploration of Ukrainian cities, identifying concepts and defining actions for urban development – on strategic as well as tactical levels.
The School is aimed at preparing change makers who are skilled to research complex urban environment(s) and elaborate strategic vision as well as tactical measures for its improving and development.

We believe that the launching of competitive practice will lead to the projects' quality advance. That's why we hold such competitions as: Dream Action, Urban Action program, Young Architects Competition and Street Geberit. These and other competitions serves as tools for public organizations, institutions and individuals to implement their ideas of urban development in Ukraine life.

Since the festival is a large-scale event, which takes place only once a year, we hold monthly public events additionaly: lectures, workshops, discussions and children's programs. The main purpose of public events is to present interesting ideas and projects from Ukraine and from abroad
СANactions provide support in the accommodation of non-resident participants in a modern hostel in the historic center of Kyiv.

For detailed information please write to
*Price per night – 245 UAH
For all questions, please contact
Mariana Romaniak, PR & Communications
Valentyna Zotova
Olena Vozniak