Switzerland is the main partner of the Ukrainian Architecture Festival CANactions 2015. The festival is the major architecture event in Ukraine. It is held yearly in Kyiv. CANactions is a platform for sharing ideas between urbanists, architects, politicians and a wider public. In times of crisis, architecture has an important role to play. It is a mirror and a driver of change in society.
CANactions is attended by urbanists and architects from Ukraine and other European countries. This year, architects from Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands take part. They hold workshops, give lectures, share ideas and experiences and engage in discussions with a wider public and the media. Politicians and investors are offered the opportunity to get acquainted with contemporary trends in international architecture.
CANactions has been held annually since 2008. In recent years, it has attracted more than 2500 professional attendees and up to 10'000 interested lay people..
In 2015, as in 2014, Switzerland is the main partner of CANactions. There will be workshops and lectures by Swiss architects Sebastian Carella (Valerio Olgiati Architects), Verena Huber (VSI SWB) and Markus Schaefer (Hosoya Schaefer Architects).
More information and festival’s program can be found under: http://www.canactions.com/
Various publications, interviews and videos from CANactions 2014 are available on the website of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine.