Working as an artist, architectural researcher and writer based in Brussels, my practice operates at the intersection of different disciplines to investigate the social, historical and political dimension of architecture and the urban environment. I’m interested in the influence of formal spatial/political power structures on our living environment, and in the informal counter-strategies people create to deal with them. My work is based on artistic/architectural research, adopting different media, such as writing, mapping, photography and film, which translate into presentation methods that use forms of scenography and performance lecture to activate and contextualize exhibited images and objects.
In 2016/2017 I was a Jan van Eyck participant, and since 2018 I have been working with different people and in different formations on projects around the colonial history of the Netherlands in Indonesia. In 2019 I participated in the 900mdpl biennale in Kaliurang, Indonesia. Together with Paolo Patelli I currently work on an archival research project rethinking the ‘logic’ of the Tillema Collections, collaborating with Research Center for Material Culture (fellowship), the Eye Filmmuseum, and the Institute for Sound and Vision, and generously supported by Creative Industries Fund in The Netherlands.
With Rob Ritzen I founded That Might Be Right an artistic and socially engaged organization dedicated to researching, developing and supporting alternatives to the present. Since 2017 I’m teaching history and theory of architecture and urbanism at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and since 2018, I’m working as an editor for the online platform Archined.