Adaptive Actions

Adaptive Actions


I think it would be interesting to mention previous and ongoing collaborative projects which have explored similar topics such as Adaptive Actions:
At Work/ Au travail:

Initiated in London in 2007, Adaptive Actions explores alterations in the workplace, the home and public spaces in general. Identifying the variety of these personal and found alterations in the city as different forms of adaptation creates a vocabulary for the expression of the collective imagination, through the existing urban structures therein.

These 'actions' modify and activate the intended use of architecture and enhance the character of urban environments. They create positive tensions that test the limits of tolerated appropriation.
Can these simple actions, images and ideas, such as the hybridisation of conventional and unusual urban realities, infiltrate our collective imagination to promote feelings of identity and a sense of cultural belonging?

Adaptive Actions points to how urban phenomena impact on residents' perception of the environment and their relation to it. By offering a space to share experiences, ideas, forms of actions and specific accomplishments, Adaptive Actions creates an inventory of alterations rarely visible to the public. Printed documents and organised events are being planned to increase visibility of the selected actions to the public eye.

Actions/relations remet en question les espaces organisés ainsi que les mouvements qu'on y impose – et procède par appel de contribution ouvert à tous. Actions/relations explore les modifications apportées au milieu de travail, aux résidences et aux espaces publics en général. Identifier la variété de modifications personnelles découvertes dans la ville à titre de formes diverses d'adaptation crée un langage pour exprimer l'imaginaire collectif par le truchement des structures urbaines qui y existent.


Jean-François Prost et plusieurs collaborateurs

Location: Several locations / plusieurs lieux 2007-