Open Call: "Creating Homes for Tomorrow" CANactions School educational program 2019/20

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Open Call: “Creating Homes for Tomorrow” CANactions School educational program 2019/20

October 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm CEST


Within the 2019/20 program, CANactions School will travel to four metropolises in western, northern, and central Europe and explores their innovative approaches for creating more livable neighborhoods. Based on the findings, we will develop new strategies for locally specific and globally relevant questions, considering spatial, economic, social, and political measures.

The program is exposed to the housing context of the three European cities that are widely acclaimed for their high living quality—Amsterdam, Zurich and Helsinki, and takes from their practices to specifically address the housing challenges of the rapidly expanding Eastern European metropolis of Kyiv.

The program is organized in a modular format, with the possibility to pick two or more workshops for attendance, including the final workshop in Kyiv, which is compulsory for all participants. Each eight-day workshop is organized as an on-site exploration of a local housing context in one of the four studied cities.

Duration: October 2019—May 2020

Format: 4 seasonal workshops of 8 days each:

Amsterdam (20-27 October 2019)
Zurich (1-8 December 2019)
Helsinki (22-29 March 2020)
Kyiv (9-16 May 2020)

Curator: Mirjam Niemeyer / CANactions School.

Partner Institutions: Aalto UniversityAmsterdam Academy of ArchitectureArchitectural PrescriptionDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh.helsinkizurichZurich University for Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

Language: English

Full program (4 workshops)—2000 EUR

Modular options:
3 workshops, including Kyiv—1650 EUR
2 workshops, including Kyiv—1200 EUR

The cost includes working materials, meals, and snacks during the workshops, and field trips (including public transportation tickets/bike rent). Flights and accommodations, including visa-related costs, are not included.

2 scholarships are available (covers the participation fee).

Up to 30 participants in each workshop: graduates and Master-students from the fields of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Sociology, Political and Cultural Studies, Arts and Media and other related fields.
All program participants (full and modular) gather for the final workshop in Kyiv.

Application Deadlines:

September 2, 2019 (23:59 CET) – for the full program and any other workshop combination with Amsterdam
October 2, 2019 (23:59 CET) – for combinations Zurich+Helsinki+Kyiv and Zurich+Kyiv
February 2, 2020 (23:59 CET) – for Helsinki+Kyiv

Detailed information:

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October 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am CEST
May 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm CEST
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