Ukraine - the Netherlands Urban Network

meet-up → feb 15 '23

Symposium: 'Ukraine’s housing recovery forum' - rebuilding a place to call home

Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, The Hague
Sharing knowledge for action

The invasion of Ukraine has caused considerable loss of life, damage to homes, and the erosion of livelihoods. Being able to return home is not only an aspiration for many, but essential to Ukraine’s social and economic recovery. Tangible efforts to rebuild homes and neighbourhoods offer hope to the millions of Ukrainians now displaced across Europe.

For these reasons, the rebuilding of homes and neighbourhoods require urgent attention and appropriate knowledge, technical assistance, together with adequate long-term investment. Therefore, a symposium is organised in The Hague. If you'd like to join, sign up below.

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lecture → feb 03 '23


Independent School for the City, Delftsestraat 33 Rotterdam
In their series of craftivism workshops, the Independent School for the City will now be looking into the centuries old but very now tradition of Vyshyvanka, the famous embroidery technique from Ukraine. Apart from telling stories and being connected to different regions, a Vyshyvanka is believed to be a talisman, bringing luck and protection to the person wearing the garment. The embroiderers have presently shifted to ‘embroidering’ camouflage nets to protect Ukrainian soldiers. During the Vyshyvanka workshop, which is led by Bogdana Postrygan, participants will design a message using the Vyshyvanka language to make a collective ‘embroidered’ camouflage net.

The School offers 3 spots for free participation by Ukrainian applicants. To qualify please send an email to info[@]schoolforthecity.nl

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lecture → jan 25 '23

On Forensic Architecture

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam
Dr. Samaneh Moafi, Assistant Director of Research at Forensic Architecture (London, UK), discusses her work and converses with the audience about the use of architectural techniques and technologies to investigate cases of state violence, violations of human rights and environmental destruction. This event marks the opening of the Research Festival Making (in) the Unforeseen of Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) in Rotterdam. The event is hosted by WdKA and Het Nieuwe Instituut and will be moderated by Setareh Noorani, researcher at Het Nieuwe Instituut.
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lecture → dec 21 '22

Deltametropolis: Ukraine and the Netherlands

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam
Designer, researcher and consultant Paul Gerretsen of the Deltametropolis Association discusses metropolitan development in the Netherlands and Ukraine with invited guests Nazar Kavalenko, director of Municipal Enterprise Institute for Urban Development, and Alexander Shevchenko, co-founder of ReStart Ukraine. What lessons learned since the reconstruction of Rotterdam and its region could inform the future reconstruction of metropolitan areas in Ukraine? How to build on an initial recovery to create a stable, sustainable and innovative spatial practice? For example, which policy reforms in the field of spatial planning could contribute to the prosperity, infrastructure and quality of life in Ukraine and the Netherlands?

This meeting is an initiative of UNUN.
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lecture → dec 08 '22

After Comfort: On Architecture and Climate with Daniel A. Barber

Independent School for the City, Delftsestraat 33-3, Rotterdam
In collaboration with OASE, journal for architecture, which is publishing an issue on ecology and aesthetics this autumn, de Dependance organises an evening to explore ways in which the built environment could become less, not more, dependent on sophisticated technological fixes. In what ways can we embed climate-oriented measures in architecture itself? What consequences does this have for how our buildings look? And should we also adjust our expectations regarding the comfort offered by our houses and offices?
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meet-up → nov 23 '22

UNUN meet-up #3

Timmerhuis, Halvemaanpassage 1, 3011 AH, Rotterdam
Please join the 3rd meet-up of Ukraine the Netherlands Urban Network, taking place at the Timmerhuis on Wednesday 23 November 2022 from 18:00-21:00. A networking event where we will give an update on the developments of the UNUN initiative (previously known as REstart Ukraine x The Netherlands) and invite Dutch and Ukrainian professionals to share and connect.
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lecture → jan 27 '23

School's Out! #30 With Robert Bevan

Independent School for the City - Delftsestraat 33 - 3rd Floor
For the first School's Out! of 2023, the Independent School for the City, has invited journalist, author and heritage consultant Robert Bevan, to talk about his latest book "Monumental Lies - Culture Wars and the Truth about the Past" on how statues, heritage and cities have become the battleground for the culture wars. Next to this talk, you can expect drinks, bites and a short movie handpicked by AFFR curator Jord den Hollander. Doors open at 18:00, lecture starts at 19:00. Tickets available for 5 euro.
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meet-up → may 20 '22

Restart Ukraine X Rotterdam

Platform Wederopbouw Rotterdam, Architecture Institute Rotterdam (AIR) and Independent School for the City
Public event organised by Platform Wederopbouw Rotterdam, Architecture Institute Rotterdam (AIR) and Independent School for the City, together with Oleksandra Tkachenko and Hedwig van der Linden. Friday 20 May from 16:00 to 18:00. The proceeds of this event were donated to the Stand with Ukraine campaign by Canactions (Kyiv, UA)
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