2009-2010. Adaptive Actions. AA CAMP-MADRID (2009.11 / fieldwork)


A space of production, presentation and actions
with Madrid Abierto, February 2010

To whom it may concern,

Several collaborators and myself are currently working on new content for the Adaptive Actions' website, second publication and to present and discuss at upcoming Madrid Abierto 2010 event. Adaptive Actions ( will hold camp next February, during one month, in the centre of Madrid: a space for gathering, sharing experiences and submitting actions (happening in the city) while previous or ongoing ones will be shown. The idea is to create an environment in which thinking and doing enacts both local and international dimensions. The project investigates theories and examples of architecture that focus on the social, political, gender,activist or other aspects of the production of space.

I would very much like you to contribute to the Adaptive Actions' research platform in Madrid. I am looking for a collaborator, professor and students in Madrid interested by new ideas and research in alternative architectural and urban practices and to participate in a 2-3 day Charette workshop at the AA (Adaptive Actions) Camp.

The proposed topic: document absurd, unusual, neglected, over controlled spaces in need of reflection and different forms of activation. The objective is to document existing adaptive actions and encourage the creation of new ones by the proposal of critical spaces of intervention and give meaning to our daily built environment. The Charette will be followed by a round table discussion and documented progressively on the Adaptive Actions' Website and upcoming 2nd publication (Madrid edition).

Hoping you will accept our proposition, we look forward to your response so we can discus in more details and meet during my stay in Madrid during the following week.

If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Jean-François Prost
Adaptive Actions

(November 2009)