Constantin Petcou is a Paris-based architect whose work stresses the intersection between architecture, urbanism, service design and semiotics.  He is co-founder together with Doina Petrescu of atelier d’architecture autogérée (aaa), a professional organization which conducts actions and research on participatory urbanism and architecture which involve local residents in self-managing projects in their neighborhood, engaging in social and ecological practices, and initiating resilient networks.  aaa has been laureate of Zumtobel Prize for Sustainability and Humanity 2012, recipient of the Curry Stone Design Prize 2011, the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2010, and the Prix Grand Public des Architectures contemporaines en Métropole Parisienne 2010,  and has been a finalist at the  EIB Social Innovation Tournement 2014.

Doina Petrescu is Professor of Architecture and Design Activism at the University of Sheffield. Her cross-disciplinary research addresses outstanding questions in architecture and urban planning, focusing on issues of civic participation and gender and the relations between co-production and resilience. She is the editor of Altering Practices: Feminist Politics and Poetics of Space (2007) and co-editor of The Social (Re)Production of Architecture (2015), Architecture and Participation (2005), Urban Act (2007), Agency: Working with Uncertain Architectures (2009), and Trans-Local-Act: Cultural Practices Within and Across (2010).

Mar 9 \ Doina Petrescu and Constantin Petcou \ Co-producing the City