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

Within the 2019/20 program, CANactions School travels to 4 metropoles in western, northern and
central Europe and explores their innovative approaches for creating more livable neighborhoods. Based
on the findings, we 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 absorbs their practices to specifically
address the housing challenges of the rapidly expanding Eastern European metropolis of Kyiv.
The program is organised in a modular format, with possibility to pick two or more workshop for
attendance, including the final workshop in Kyiv, which is compulsory for all participants. Each 8-day
workshop is organized as 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
Locations: Amsterdam (20-27 October 2019)
Zurich (1-8 December 2019)
Helsinki (22-29 March 2020)
Kiev (9-16 May 2020)
Curator: 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).
Language: English
Fees: 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, fieldtrips (incl.
public transportation tickets/bike rent). Flights and accommodation and visa-related
costs are not included.
2 scholarships are available (covers the participation fee).
Participants: 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:
Please apply here.