Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée (studio for self-managed architecture / aaa), in Paris, is a collective platform, which conducts explorations, actions and research concerning urban mutations and cultural, social and political emerging practices in the contemporary city. aaa acts through ‘urban tactics’, encouraging the participation of inhabitants at the self-management of disused urban spaces, over-passing contradictions and stereotypes by proposing nomad and reversible projects, initiating interstitial practices which explore the potential of contemporary city ( in terms of population, mobility, temporality).
Public Works, in London, is an art and architecture practice working within and towards public space. All public works projects address the question how the public realm is shaped by its various users and how existing dynamics can inform further proposals. Our focus is the production and extension of a particular public space through participation and collaborations. Projects span across different scales and address the relation between the informal and formal aspects of a site.
studioBasar, in Bucharest, is an architectural studio and a Search-and-Rescue team that acts as an agent of urban observation and intervention. In the past years, studioBASAR developed several chapters of the Search-and-Rescue: City project, as a strategic search that investigates the dynamics of the contemporary Bucharest. These chapters aim is to adapt to the local urban conditions by developing negotiation tools, and in the same time by drawing attention on marginal and trivial topics such as banality, improvisation or illegality as active ingredients of the local urban culture. The projects of studioBASAR range from public space interventions, art installations, urban research to competitions and different typologies of residential and public buildings.