DEMIMMONDE is a platform exploring dirty matters in architecture and beyond. It addresses inconvenient topics related to the built environment from the perspective of the demi-monde, a term used in the nineteenth century to designate artists, women and other characters on the fringes of respectable society.

Who’s involved in it?

Thirteen more people /collectives were involved in the first event (and the only one so far lol): Luz de Amor, Alberto García del Castillo, Serge Goldwicht, Melissa Juice, MISSFITTE, Roxanne Maillet, Stef Meul, Ingo Niermann, Daniela Nocentini, Donna Pavona, TOMBOYS DON’T CRY, VenidaDevenida, Serena Vittorini.

What’s your origin story and your motivation?

I had been interested in the relationship between architecture and sexuality for a while, and I was very excited when I finally had the chance to develop a project on the topic during a residency at Hectolitre in Brussels in February 2019. The residency space has access to the former swingers club La Porte desSens - a space of sexual and social transgression, and a metaphor for promiscuous interdisciplinary couplings - which I thought was the ideal setting for a night of performance, video and music.

What are some of your favorite spots in Brussels?

Altitude 100, Marolles, the canal

Where can we find you virtually and/or physically?

It's been 2 years that DEMIMMONDE is out of office, but it will make a comeback - eventually.



*based on queer archives