Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée Internship


photo of the Agrocité, October 2013

AAA is a not for profit organization which was born out of a shared experience, EcoBox at Halle Pajol in 2001. The same founding principles related to ecology, DIY, citizenship and the commons have given birth to many other fertile projects such as Peprav, Passage 56 or Rhyzom. Nowadays, they work mainly on R-Urban, a project for the creation of urban resilience networks and practices.

As part of a relatively small team of 7 working with a large number of exterior groups, I had the opportunity to engage in a wide range of tasks: building eco prototypes, organizing workshops, webdesign and maintenance, participating in meetings, research and documentation work, accountant work and office management. The interaction with various people was a chance to expand my communication and collaboration skills : eco-experts, gardeners, artists, local inhabitants.

I consider the experience within AAA to be extremely enriching, giving me the opportunity to work inside as well as outside of the conventional architectural process.

R-urban agrocité

One of the Saturday workshops with the local inhabitants

AAA internship (2)

Urban exploration workshop with the local community

AAA Internship 7

Prototype for a Hydroponic Vertical Garden made of recuperated materials

AAA internship (4)

Prototype for a Compost Heating System made of recuperated materials

AAA internship (1)

Eco-commun mini journal #2, “L’artiste comme agro-écologiste”

AAA internship (6)

DIY storage made of recuperated palets and construction wood

R-Urban Commons

R-Urban Commons wikipedia – participatory urban platform for building a Commons Charter

About alexandru senciuc

I am an architect in the pursuit of research and innovation in collective intelligence and healthcare planning. Currently, I work as a snr architect at Medical Architecture and am a PhD Student at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.


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