Guest lecture from atelier d'architecture autogeree (Paris)
13 April 2011
Constantin Petcou and Doina Petrescu will talk about recent projects from atelier d'architecture autogéréé (aaa). These which include Ecobox, a nomadic eco-urban network in La Chapelle neighbourhood in Paris, and Passage 56, an eco-interstice in St Blaise area.
Currently aaa runs R-Urban - a strategy for local resilience in metropolitan Paris, involving the creation of a network of locally closed ecological cycles linking a series of urban activities (including economy, dwelling, culture, urban agriculture) and reversibly used spaces.
About the speakersatelier d'architecture autogéréé (aaa) is a collective platform founded in 2001 by Constantin Petcou and Doina Petrescu in Paris. The platform conducts actions and research on urban mutations and emerging practices in the contemporary city, involving architects, artists, students, researchers, activists and residents with different social and cultural backgrounds. aaa's projects focus on issues of self-organisation and self-management of collective spaces; emerging networks and catalyst processes; resistance to profit driven developments; recycling and ecologically friendly constructions; and collective production of knowledge
Constantin Petcou and Doina Petrescu are in Sydney as part of the Right to the City exhibition taking place in the Tin Sheds Gallery within the University of Sydney.
Time: From 7.00pm
Location: Architecture Lecture Theatre 3, Level 2, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney
Cost: This is a free event