Francelle Cane

is an architect (ENSA Versailles), researcher, and curator mainly active in Belgium and Luxembourg.

She is the co-curator of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale together with architect and researcher Marija Marić.

Her practice focuses on transversal and multidisciplinary research activities tied to the question of ruin, following a critical spatial practice on issues revolving around soil, spatial policies, or the man-altered landscape. This approach has been showcased by exhibitions she curated and designed including Down to Earth (2023, Venice Architecture Biennale), Enter the Modern Landscape (2019, Bozar), and Rising Waters (2018, Bozar). This long-term project is ongoing research that involves various collaboration types and project formats such as lectures, publications, podcasts, and workshops.

Cane is the author of Staging the Moon. Resource Extraction Beyond Earth (Spector Books, 2023, with Marić), The World as a Pavilion. Vjenceslav Richter (Koenig Books, 2020, with Mestrić and Strauven), and Enter the Modern Landscape (Bozar, 2019, with Fisher and Strauven). She also has published articles and reviews in art and architecture journals such as Journal and A+ Architecture in Belgium.

She was a doctoral researcher and teacher at the Master in Architecture – University of Luxembourg (2021–2024) and is a regular guest critic at the ULB Architecture Faculty – La Cambre Horta since 2018. Her work has received multiple institutional awards, including the Maison de l'Architecture en Ile-de-France (2017 and 2018), and the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS (2020).

Works presented at: La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Bozar (Belgium), CIVA (Belgium), Copenhagen Architecture Festival (Denmark), Fondazione MACTE (Italy), MAD Brussels (Belgium), Maison de l'Architecture en Ile-de-France (France), Pavillon de l'Arsenal (France), Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa – Associated Projects (Portugal)

image: Down to Earth, Arsenale di Venezia, 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (c) Antoine Espinasseau, 2023
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