Trade talk: Constantin Petcou and Doina Petrescu (aaa)
Tuesday 11 February 2014, 6.30–8.30pm
Constantin Petcou and Doina Petrescu will introduce R-Urban, a bottom-up urban development project that focuses on local economical and ecological cycles, with the ambition to strengthen urban resilience and alternative ways of living in a city.
Constantin Petcou is a Paris-based architect whose work stresses the intersection between architecture, urbanism, and semiotics. He is a co-founder of atelier d’architecture autogérée (aaa) and has co-edited Urban Act: A Handbook for Alternative Practice (2007) and Trans-Local-Act: Cultural Practices Within and Across (2010).
Doina Petrescu is a Professor of Architecture and Design Activism at the University of Sheffield and the other co-founder of atelier d’architecture autogérée. Her research focuses on gender and space in contemporary society as well as participation in architecture . She is the editor of Altering Practices: Feminist Politics and Poetics of Space (2007) and co-editor of Architecture and Participation (2005), Urban Act (2007), Agency: Working with Uncertain Architectures (2009), and Trans-Local-Act: Cultural Practices Within and Across (2010)