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 absorbs their practices to specifically address the housing challenges of the rapidly expanding Eastern European metropolis of Kyiv.

© 2019 CANaction / Creating Homes for Tomorrow

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 8-day workshop is organized as an on-site exploration of a local housing context in one of the four studied cities.

October 2019—May 2020
4 seasonal workshops of 8 days each
Amsterdam—October 19—26, 2019
Zurich—November 30—December 7, 2019
Helsinki—March 21—28, 2020
Kyiv—May 9—16, 2020
Mirjam Niemeyer / CANactions School
Partner Institutions:
Aalto University, Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Architectural Prescription, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh., helsinkizurich, Zurich University for Applied Sciences (ZHAW).
Full program (4 workshops)—2000 EUR
Modular options:
3 workshops, including Kyiv—1650 EUR 2 workshops, including Kyiv—1200 EUR
Including working materials, meals and snacks during the workshops, field trips (incl. public transportation tickets/bike rent). Flights and accommodation and 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:

Apply here.

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