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 the ruin: she follows a critical spatial design approach on issues revolving around soil, spatial policies, or the man-altered landscape. This approach has been showcased by exhibitions including Enter the Modern Landscape (2019) and Rising Waters (2018), both held at Bozar, Brussels. This long-term project is ongoing research involving various collaboration types and project formats such as lectures, podcasts, and workshops, among others.

Cane is the author of Staging the Moon. Resource Extraction Beyong 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 is currently a doctoral researcher and teacher at the University of Luxembourg. 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).

image: Down to Earth, exhibition view, Arsenale di Venezia. (c) Antoine Espinasseau, 2023
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