Dinara Kanybek-Kyzy has been working in the sphere of urban planning since 2015. Her main field of activity is applied urban researches, work with communities. In 2016 she curated the School of Applied Urbanistics – an interdisciplinary experimental educational programme. Her chief interest is in environmental design as a tool for planning, relationships, behavior, value systems, new meanings for the citizen-users. She was a participant in the creative group 705 from 2011-13. At present, she is a student/participant in the ArtEast School of Contemporary Art. She lives and works in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
During the residency, together with the host organization, Dinara planned to develop a public program focused on recent urban transformations in the post-socialist cities of Central Asia, with particular attention to the pedestrian areas (the concept of a walkable city) in the central part of Chisinau but also in local neighborhoods.