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15 × 21 × 1.7 cm

In today’s cities, we witness a radical spatial split between economic classes, ethnic and cultural

communities where monocultural and monogenerational interlockings emerge. We wish to reveal forms, practices and milieus of heterogenization which question and reconfigure urban, social and cultural homogenization. AA also questions how heterogeneous spaces and actions might create a common, that is to say how they might reveal radical intersections that continually reinvent the relational fabric that binds people, places, and things together. Heterogeneous spaces go beyond the representation of diversity and the collection of isolated fragments. By creating possibilities for indeterminacy these spaces act as triggers for creativity. Actions that create heterogeneity reveal the possibility of a common through urban interventions and cultural tensions that might be identified as queer, native, ethnic, generational, economic, industrial, ecological, and so on.

The Heteropolis book includes 40 contributions (1-10 A5 pages each), 13 texts of 1000-4000 words and an interview with political theorist Michael Hardt, co-author, with Toni Negri, of Commonwealth. In the book contributions take the form of an image, a scan, a drawing, a tweet or a short text based on a thought, an emerging concept, an observation or an action related to Heteropolis. Adaptive Actions is particularly interested in contributions which explore the book and its pages as a unique, autonomous, and speci?c space for thought and action. Contributions could be about (1) an undocumented aspect of a project – revisiting a space or situation; (2) a meaningful or significant heterogeneous or homogeneous space, which you might never have activated, but which may prompt others to act upon. Heteropolis, published both in French and English, was printed in November 2013 in 1000 copies.

Publication committee: Marie-Pier Boucher, Jean-Maxime Dufresne, Gema Melgar and Jean-François Prost

With contributions by:

Gean Moreno (Miami), Nuria Carton de Grammont (México, D.F.), Scapegoat (Hong Kong), Michael Hardt, Alexandra Tigchelaar (Toronto), Kyong Park (off the coast of Myanmar), Ana Rewakowicz (Gand), Estudio Teddy Cruz (Tijuana / San Diego), Pia Ednie-Brown, Laurence Bonvin (Cape Town), Charlie Hailey, Folie Culture (Québec), Robin Simpson (Toronto), Tue Greenfort (Köln), Jaime del Val (Madrid / Santiago), Sophie

Le-Phat Ho (Montréal), Spurse, Javiera Ovalle Sazie (Valparaiso), Ctrl +Z, D1618, El Narval et Todo por la Praxis (San Pedro Garza Garcia), Never Lopez (Montréal), Roland Tasho (Tirana), Élisabeth Mercier (Montréal), Douglas Scholes (Londres), Marie-France Daigneault et Anne-Marie Proulx (Montréal), Nurri Kim (Helsinki / Gyeonggi-do), Gina Badger (Mississauga), Ernesto Oroza (La Havane), Tercerunquinto (Monterrey), Jean-Pierre Aubé (Istanbul / Mumbai), Roy Meuwissen (Newcastle / Vancouver), Broken City Lab (Windsor / Detroit), Cog•nate collective (Tijuana), Erik Törven, Patrice L

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