Adaptive Actions

Laister, Judith and Nicolas-Le Strat, Pascal and Nobert, Frank and Prost, Jean-François. Adaptive Actions. Montréal, Qc: Adaptive Actions, 2009.

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Abstract (English)

"Adaptive Actions initiated in London in 2007 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 and build affiliations and communal thinking" -- p. [4] of cover.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Prost, Jean-François (Director); Laister, Judith (Author); Nicolas-Le Strat, Pascal (Author); Nobert, Frank (Author); Prost, Jean-François (Author); Gauthier, Danielle (Translator)
Dossier: 390 - ADAPTIVE ACTIONS (Montreéal, Qc)
Collation: 72 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780955406041
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Montréal, Qc: Adaptive Actions
Copyright Statement: Except where otherwise noted, content in this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons licence (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada); Pictures by kind permission of the photographers holder of the picture rights; Texts by kind permission of the authors. Some contributions are under Free Art License (
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Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 23:45
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