AAA will speak in Bilbao at urbanBAT 2015 – Alterotopias Espacios otros construidos con otros. 
http://4festival.urbanbat.org/alternativas/

 

We will be presenting ‘ Diseñando los Comunes’
http://4festival.urbanbat.org/alternativas/

Still positive and still wanting to change the world!

Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée est retenu pour le site Place d’Italie, 13ème du concours Reinventer Paris – http://www.reinventer.paris/fr/resultats/ – avec le projet Wiki Village Factory proposé en partenariat avec REI France, La NEF, Etic, Groupe SOS, Enercoop, Biocoop, Terre de Liens, Jardins de Cocagne, Habitat Solidaire, Le 6B, Etamine, Oregon, EcoDesign FabLab, Macogep (CA) et MIT (USA). WVF est un cluster d’innovation sociale situé dans un bâtiment participatif et autogéré, conçu sur les principes R-URBAN: résilience, écologie urbaine, RRR recyclage-réemploi-réduction, cradle-to-cradle, économie collaborative, circuits courts, civic sensing etc.

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Par ailleurs, nous sommes aussi partenaires d’un projet innovant de logement avec l’agence Hubert et Roy, sélectionné pour le site Ordener (Paris 18ème).

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Du mercredi 22 avril au samedi 13 juin Institut français, Knez Mihailova 31Vernissage de l’exposition : mercredi 22 avril – 19h

Dans le cadre de la Semaine internationale d’architecture de Belgrade – BINA

Les mutations urbaines et les pratiques culturelles, sociales et politique émergentes sont au centre de l’exposition de l’aaa, atelier d’architecture autogéré, plateforme collective d’exploration, d’action et de recherche dans la ville contemporaine. aaa agit par des tactiques urbaines, en favorisant la participation des habitants à l’autogestion des espaces urbains délaissés, en relativisant les contradictions et contournant les stéréotypes par des projets nomades et réversibles qui explorent les potentialités des villes contemporaines . « C’est par un agir micro-politique que nous voulons participer à rendre la ville plus écologique et plus démocratique, à rendre les espaces de proximité moins dépendants des processus par le haut et plus accessibles à leurs usagers.  ‘L‘architecture autogérée’ est une architecture de relations, de processus et d’agencements de personnes, de désirs, de savoir-faire. Une telle architecture ne correspond pas à une pratique libérale, ne passe pas par des contrats bâtiment après bâtiment; elle s’inscrit dans des nouvelles formes d’association et de collaboration, basées sur des échanges et des réciprocités. Notre architecture est à la fois politique et poétique car elle est d’abord une ‘mise en relation entre des mondes’ ».  Dans le cadre de l’exposition et de cette 10ème édition de BINA, Doina Petrescu et Constantin Petcou, qui dirigent aaa, animeront plusieurs conférences les 22 et 23 mai.   Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 14.57.33

AAA’s vision on city as commons commented in article by Neil Brenner on MoMA Uneven Growth exhibition : ‘Is “Tactical Urbanism” an Alternative to Neoliberal Urbanism?Istanbul-4

Constantin Petcou and Doina Petrescu have published an article in the international journal ephemera : theory & politics in organisation. The article addresses the resilient co-production within the city with a specific focus on R-Urban, a bottom-up project initiated in a suburban town near Paris by atelier d’architecture autogérée (aaa). This note advocates new roles for architects and planners in this process of co-production. It addresses questions raised in trying to implement the R-Urban strategy in Colombes, a suburban town with 84,000 residents near Paris. This strategy explores current possibilities for co-producing urban resilience by introducing a network of resident-run facilities that form local ecological cycles and engage in everyday eco-civic practices. The note demonstrates that progressive practices addressing the need to reactivate and sustain cultures of collaboration, and which proposing new tools adapted to our times of crisis and austerity, are conceivable in local action and on a small scale.

Here the article.  Also PDF Version.

The Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities
will open at MOMA ( November 22, 2014–May 10, 2015)
AAA has worked together with Superpool on Istanbul, one of the 6 global metropolises on which the exhibition focusses.

If you can’t travel to New York  to see the exhibition, please have a look at the catalogue, now available in bookshops around the world (we have just seen it at Centre Pompidou!) and also at the interactive exhibition website, where other posts and constributions on the topic can be openly submitted. We hope many of you will contribute!

Doina Petrescu and Constantin Petcou from atelier d’architecture autogérée  will give a talk at the Harvard GSD on 12 Nov 2014.   They will revisit the notion of co-production in the context of aaa’s recent participatory projects in Paris and will speak about the tools, spaces and agencies needed for citizen to co-produce their cities in times of crisis and austerity and about the (political) role of architects in facilitating such processes. These ideas have been developed also in their recent contribution to the MOMA exhibition ‘Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities’ (11.22.14– 05. 10. 15)

R-Urban Colombes is on show at Pavillon de l’Arsenal in the exhibition Matière Grise curated by Encore Heureux Architects. The exhibition which features 75 projects across the world addresses the notion of reuse in architecture. The opening is on 25 Sept, 18h00! matiere grise matieregrise2

AAA is featured with 2 projects : R-urban and Passage 56 in  the exhibition Think Global Build Social at Architecture Zentrum Wien (AZW)  15. March 2014 – 30. June 2014. The exhibition is curated by Andres Lepik.

“Think Global. Build Social!” shows current examples of an alternative, socially committed architecture which, with minimum financial expenditure but a great deal of initiative and creativity, attempts to improve the living conditions of people in less privileged areas of the world. Frequently the 22 exemplary projects, curated by Andres Lepik, which include schools, public spaces and housing, are created through close collaboration with the future users and incorporate local building traditions. They do not deny the needs of those for whom and with whom the buildings are erected and ensure a mutual transfer of knowledge.

The many aspects shared in common that can be identified in the different approaches and projects indicate that, far beyond “star architecture”, a very different kind of movement has emerged in contemporary architecture that is directing its attention to the social questions of global community.

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