atelier d'architecture autogérée (co-founded by Doina Petrescu and Constantin Petcou in 2001), based in Paris. atelier d'architecture autogérée (aaa) is a collective platform based in Paris, conducting actions and research on urban mutations and emerging practices in the contemporary city. Their projects focus on issues of self- organisation and self-management of collective spaces, emerging networks and catalyse urban processes, resistance to profit driven development, recycling and ecologically friendly architecture, to collective production of knowledge and alternative culture. Recent projects include ‘ECObox’ and ‘Passage 56’ in Paris, as well as the trans-local PEPRAV (European Platform for Alternative Practice and Research on the City) and Rhyzom (a network of cultural practices). Publications edited by aaa include Urban Act, a handbook for alternative practices (2007) and Trans-Local-Act: cultural practices within and across (2010) Aaa has been laureate of the Zumtobel Prize for Research and Initiative 2012, Curry Stone Design Prize 2012, the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2010 and the Prix Grand Public des Architectures Contemporaines en Metropole Parisienne 2010.