86 Festival of Film and Urbanism (9th-13th May 2018) is an annual festival that takes places in the city of Slavutych, the city built to re-house the workers of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and their families after the explosion in 1986. Different Soviet Republics were invited to build a district in Slavutych, which upon completion were named accordingly - Vilnius, Riga, Moscow, Baku etc.
To honor the unique history and heritage of the city, METASITU, directors of this year's urbanism program, are happy to announce an Open Call for an urbanism residency for artists, architects and urban practitioners in general to spend one month in Slavutych, working with this utopian planned city in Northern Ukraine.
The residency will look at the unique masterplanning of this town that brought together governments from different Soviet republics, each building a district; but also look at the potential futures of a city where many have lost their jobs in recent times, as Chernobyl NPP has been finally shut down, and the sarcophagus over the fourth reactor has been completed. An atomic city without a Nuclear Plant, but many futures.
The urbanism program also includes a building workshop, where partners from Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine will masterplan, design and build a campsite with five different sectors (à la Slavutych circa 1986); as well as an urbanism school for children organized by Children Architecture School ДАШ! ( from Kharkiv).
The results of the residency will be shared during this year's festival, from the 9th to the 13th of May.
Download the information related to this competition here.
TitleOpen Call: Slavutych 86 Festival of Film and Urbanism Residency
TypeGrants, Scholarships & Awards
Registration DeadlineFebruary 20, 2018 09:57 PM
Submission DeadlineFebruary 20, 2018 09:57 PM
Country RestrictionsArmenia, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia