• Although with Hapnea (Loophole/BKK)
    Camille Lacadée &
    François Roche

New-Territories, Although in Hapnea, film still, 2013. Courtesy of the artists.

The (n)certainties research (I've heard about and an architecture des humeurs, 2006 to 2011) of New-Territories is dedicated to the possibilities of self-organized urban apparatuses, where the Multitude (as conceived by Antonio Negri) could locally transform and elaborate the strategies of extension, entropy, and sprawling but with the addition of technologies, mathematics, computations, robotics that negotiate between individual energy and administrative regulation or deregulation. Simultaneously "tragicable"  and "expectanciable", BKK could be considered and viewed as the pursuit of something akin to Rimbaud's poem, "La commune était une fete," including its (un)predictable fragility and failure. The report concerns two spots, Bangkok (for its vertical undetermined urban disorder) and the  Mexico City suburbs (for their flat sprawling entropy).The report will consist of two movies directly shot on the two locations and a post-production dialogue which will introduce the notion of post-urbanism to randomness, stochastic, self-organization, swarm intelligence, indeterminism, and other uncertainties.

Camille Lacadée graduated in 2009 from Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris, after passing her RIBA (Part 1) in 2008 from the Architectural Association in London. Since then she has lived and worked in Asia (Japan, India, and Thailand) and is currently teaching in Bangkok, while pursuing the design of a cultural center in Karnataka, India. She has worked with the studio R&Sie(n) on several built projects in Paris, London, and Singapore.

François Roche is the principal of New-Territories, based in Paris, BKK, and (sometimes) New York. Through these different structures, his architectural works and protocols seek to articulate the real and/or fictional, along with the geographic situations and narrative structures that can transform them. New-Territories is organized on three sets of themes: research as speculation, fiction as practice, and practice as lifespan.