Entity of Decolonization by DAAR

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About Entity of Decolonization by DAAR

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Open call for the Assemblies

notifications January 2023

Brussels Decolonial Assemblies

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What does it mean to decolonize?

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The Collection

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La Loge History


Entity of Decolonization by DAAR - Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti


A project curated by Matteo Lucchetti

Entity of Decolonization by DAAR – Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti explores the possibilities of critical reappropriation, reuse, and subversion of fascist colonial architecture and its modernist legacy. The new installation at the core of the exhibition intends to profane the building that is home to the Entity of Colonization of the Sicilian Latifundia (1940) in Borgo Rizza (Syracuse, Sicily), taking its facade and reusing it as seating, around which collective rethinking of modernist and fascist legacies can take place. Decolonial assemblies via public, open discourse will be held over the course of the activation.

Through the eyes of Johan Lagae


Subjective guided tour of the exhibition Entity of Decolonization by DAAR-Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, through the eyes of Johan Lagae, researcher in architecture.

The participation is free of charge, the tour is in english.

Reading group & Assembly

30.03, 18:00

An event organized in partnership with the Curatorial Studies Postgraduate programme (KASK school of arts - Ghent).

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The Collection

Support La Loge

The Collection is a limited edition of works by artists with whom we have collaborated in recent years: Leonor Antunes, Marwa Arsanios, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Daniel Dewar & Gregory Gicquel, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Caroline Mesquita, Sophie Nys, Ula Sickle, and Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys.

Proceeds from the sales will be used to support La Loge's future programme and artistic activities.

Price of the set : 3200 euros

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Infinite Play by Marina Pinsky


Opening Wednesday, April 19th

In April, La Loge will host an exhibition by Marina Pinsky which aims to level the social hierarchies built into the site’s historical architecture as a masonic temple. Eschewing the symbolic languages of the building’s past use, she overlays an entirely different complex of symbols, rituals and games. The exhibition’s central hall is rebuilt as a space for open-ended conversation. The arrangement of the interior is centred around a group of digital embroideries based on an early 20th century proposal from American industrialists for a thirteen month calendar. In our present, these meditations on divisions of time, and their arbitrariness, become a ground for light-hearted imaginings of new social dynamics.




La Loge is a Brussels-based space dedicated to contemporary art, architecture and theory that began its activities in 2012. Its aim is to develop a critical program that emerges from the connection to the reality it is embedded in. By inviting multivocal, heterogeneous perspectives, La Loge aims to gain a more nuanced understanding of cultural and societal issues. Architects, artists and cultural agents are invited to develop propositions in which they seek out the characteristic and the peculiar within their practices.

La Loge is a space where ideas, discussion and presentation coexist.

La Loge’s identity stems from the architectural gem that houses it, as well as from the commitment and concerns of its founders.

La Loge values engagement of thought and feels particularly interested in exploring questions of space, habitat and use. The intimate sphere of La Loge contributes to a context where conversations with its audience and the diversity of protagonists it invites can be initiated and sustained.

La Loge is a privately initiated non-profit association founded by architect Philippe Rotthier.


La Loge is located in a former Masonic temple built in 1934-1935 by Modernist architects Fernand Bodson and Louis Van Hooveld. The building had been commissioned by the Freemason Obedience Le Droit Humain, which was first implemented in Belgium in 1912.

The temple is part of a group of four houses – a garage and a house, both from 1927, and an artist's studio, from 1930 – designed by Fernand Bodson. The complex forms a small but exceptional Modernist site in Brussels.

Bodson and Van Hooveld's architectural project for the building breaks with the Egyptian style that had traditionally served as the main source of inspiration in the conception of Masonic temples and envisages instead the development of a modern temple in line with the progressive character of Le Droit Humain. The building hosted the activities of Le Droit Humain until 1976; from 1984 to 2011, the former lodge housed the Museum of the AAM (Archives d’Architecture Moderne).

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Director & curator
Wim Waelput

Communication & curator of public programmes
Antoinette Jattiot

Zoë Brennan

External staff
Leonor Gomez, Arthur Jules (production)
Boy Vereecken & Antoine Begon (visual identity)
Lola Pertsowsky (exhibition photography)
Antoine Begon (web development)

Alice Beilig, Alice Nataf, Marielou Laforest, Mary Szydlowska, Jonas Halkin

Honorary President
Philippe Rotthier

Board & Assemblee Members
Pierre Iserbyt, chair (2021-2026)
Thierry Belenger (2021-2026)
Aude-Line Dulière (2021-2026)
Geneviève François (2021-2023)
Caroline Mierop (2021-2023)

Assemblee Members
Sofia Dati
Kersten Geers
Zoë Gray
Dimitri Jeurissen
Michel Leloup
Bartomeu Marí
Rik Nys
Valerie Verhack

Former team members
Anne-Claire Schmitz, founding director (2012-2019)
Laura Herman (2016-2020)
Ailsa Cavers, Aurélia Defrance, Marie de Gaulejac
Former First Sight ambassafor: Laure Decock
Former interns: Sungyoon Ahn, Giulia Blasig, Federica Buzzi, Antoine Carbonne, Paul De Toytot, Maxime Goudron, Leonardo Dellanoce, Jef Declercq, Sophie Fitze, Jelrik Hupkes, Laila Melchior, Giulia Morucchio, Marielou Laforest, Marilena Lolou, Yoel Pytowski, Deborah Rozenberg, Jailee Rychen, Margaux Schwarz, Jeppe Ugelvig
Former volunteers : Bas Blaasse, Sara Daniel, Damir Draganic, Antoine Guitou, Frederico Maccioni, Nele Möller, Lila Poimboeuf-Mahieu.


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Be aware, opening hours are always specific to the format of each project or event. La Loge is always closed on December 25 and works behind closed doors during the months of July and August.

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There are several public parking lots for people with reduced mobility in Rue de L’Ermitage. La Loge’s main space is wheelchair accessible. The bathroom is all gender but is not wheelchair accessible. An accessible bathroom is located at CIVA, across the street.

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