By Apolline Vranken
Simone Guillissen-Hoa (1916-1996), a new inclusive narrative of belgian modern architecture
The exhibition discrepancies acts as a starting point for Antunes’ in-depth research project on Simone Guillissen-Hoa, one of Belgium's first female architects.
The researcher Apolline Vranken will give a lecture about the architect and her work from an inclusive and feminist perspective.
Since 2014, Apolline Vranken has been an active member of the Cercle Féministe de l’ULB and is passionate about questions of gender relations in space and urban equality. She investigates these themes in her final year thesis Des béguinages à l’architecture féministe, published by the Université des Femmes in 2018. Apolline Vranken graduated in architecture in 2017 and
worked for more than two years as a project manager for the non-profit organisation L’Îlot-Sortir du sans-abrisme and as an architect. She is currently a FNRS doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre-Horta ULB. With the platform L’architecture qui dégenre, she is also the initiator of the Belgian edition of the Journées du Matrimoine.
Images: Simone Guillissen-Hoa, Brussels, 1946. Fonds Simone Guillissen-Hoa, Archives Jean-Pierre Hoa /Building Langeveld, Uccle, 1965 by Simone Guillissen-Hoa. Photo by H. Kessels. Fonds Simone Guillissen-Hoa - Archives Jean-Pierre Hoa.