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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Call for Residency: RECYCLAB Eco-Design & Eco-Architecture 2013




R-­‐Urban is a strategy of urban ecology initiated by AAA in Colombes in partnership with the City of Colombes, Ile de France Region, The Department 92, the Life+ programme of CE and other local, national and international partners, including Public Works in London. R-­‐URBAN tries to improve the capacity of urban resilience of a suburban town by reinforcing local economy, setting up urban agriculture and reuse & recycling hubs, encouraging cooperative housing projects, increasing biodiversity, reducing and recycling waste and engaging citizen in the ecological management of their neighbourhood. R-­‐URBAN started with a network of civically run facilities in Colombes, which includes amongst other a hub for eco-­‐design and eco-­‐construction: RECYCLAB (http://r-­‐urban.net/blog/projects/recyclab). This hub will function as a social enterprise and will produce assemblages for eco-­‐construction and urban agriculture from reused and recycled materials collected locally.


Parallely with the starting of the RECYCLAB activity, the R-­‐URBAN team organises a first Call for Residency addressed to young professionals (architects, designers, technologists, ecologists etc) interested in collaborative research on reuse, recycling and in eco-­‐design and eco-­‐construction, as well as in the realisation of full scale prototypes and the running of participatory workshops. The Call for Residence RECYCLAB R-­‐URBAN is principally directed towards small teams (3-­‐5 persons) but individual applications are also welcome. The Residency is offered for a 4‐6 months period, starting beginning of June 2013. The selection committee includes experts from the R-­‐URBAN and AAA networks. The residency offers two partially furnished workshops for wood and metal, office space, materials and other facilities. A small grant (1000-­‐3000€) will be offered to support the project undertaken by the selected candidate. If necessary, accommodation for 2-­‐3 persons could be provided on site. More long-­‐term collaborations could follow up this first residency.

All interested teams should send an application by email to aaa(at)urbantactics.org before 5 Mai 2013. The application should contain a CV + a PDF portfolio including work samples that demonstrate specialism in issues related to the residency.

We look forward to receiving your applications! ­‐ AAA team

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