Vernissage – Queering Brussels X Halles Saint-Géry
L’architecture qui dégenre is pleased to present its very first exhibition & vernissage: Queering Brussels. Conceived by curator and architect Camille Kervella, Queering Brussels will be held from 10 September to 21 November 2022 at Halles Saint-Géry.
What is Queering Brussels? An exhibition that puts forward a critique and a possible future of the city of Brussels through queer prisms. The exhibition presents several queer architectural projects and offers a complementary programme with guided tours of the city as well as lectures on the themes of gender, the city and LGBTQIA+ issues.
Queering Brussels has been thought in an intersectional way by articulating architecture, urbanism, gender, and queer/LGBTQIA+ dimensions. This project demonstrates the importance of gendered and sexual orientation experiences in the design and conceptualisation of space.
On the programme, different queer architecture projects to be discovered throughout the exhibition:
► Camille Valette and Alexis Le Gallo
Their project Sex, Cruising & Body building which highlights eroticism in the architectural field.
► Victor Abraham Lacô who targets his research around eroticism, activism and sexuality.
► Clément Bailly Grosset, keen on experimentation and concerned with mixing different types of art.
► Léa Brami, an architect who develops an engaged practice articulating questions related to bodies, self-constructions and the knowledge we develop in order to resist oppressions.
Vernissage Queering Brussels & launch of the Matriony Days on 22 September at 6pm – Halles Saint-Géry
Related activities: to be announced
Camille Kervella – Curator of the exhibition Queering Brussels
Camille Kervella is an architect with L’architecture qui dégenre asbl. She graduated from UCL in 2020 with her thesis Sex in the city, and is interested in fundamental feminist and queer (LGBTQIA+) issues in built societies. Her final year thesis questions the norms and systems of oppression that exist in architecture, particularly through a queer lens. Queering Brussels is a continuation of this thesis.
Le Roy Cleeremans – Concept & design
Maïlys Gangloff – Scenography
The Halles Saint-Géry / Sint Gorikshallen is a place for cultural exhibitions and events, part of Brussels’ heritage.
With the support of: Ville de Bruxelles, Equal.brussels, Urban.brussels.