© Solène Hoffmann

© Solène Hoffmann

© Solène Hoffmann

© Solène Hoffmann

© Solène Hoffmann

© Solène Hoffmann

© Solène Hoffmann

© Accattone

Meet Me at the Fountain, 2024


Exhibition Archizoom – EPFL Lausanne

The exhibition stems from the consideration that any building designed according to the currently dominant architectural principles is ‘zombie’, non-living, as it is based on technologies and energies that will soon be exhausted or too costly for the planet. This zombie perspective invites us to reconsider the way we approach architecture, to ‘de-project’ it by reappropriating the tools of thinking and doing.

By taking technology out of the ghost of innovation, the exhibition looks at techniques that emerge from hybrid, localised, living cultures, based on knowledge and skills – between engineer and bricoleur – that are transferred and contaminated across disciplines and social groups. Neither high-tech nor low-tech, these experiments represent a sample of minoritarian but fertile approaches that can help us to rethink our relationship with the built environment and architectural practice.

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Theo De Meyer assembles existing elements, often actively researched objects, to create original sculptures and installations. Once dismantled, the original elements (pipes,bricks, domes) can be used elsewhere, differently. In his work, the idea takes precedence and the changing context constantly generates new meanings. Variations and repetitions are encouraged without the pieces losing their interest. In the exhibition, his compositions are presented using bricks and blocks as pedestals, the fundamental elements linking the three pieces into a single intervention.
A fountain, a monument or sculpture, a lamppost: these are urban elements that often serve as gathering points within a city. This is also what Theo De Meyer generates with his installation Meet Me at the Fountain. While the light element and the fountain existed before, the Monument for Electricity is a new piece designed specially for this exhibition. Together, water, light and electricity –accompanied by pedestals that simultaneously form the work, the bench and the pedestal – become the unifying elements that offer a moment of pause within the exhibition.

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Guest curator

Sophie Dars (Accattone magazine)
with the participation of Carlo Menon

Archizoom curator

Roxane Le Grelle
with the collaboration of Solène Hoffmann

In situ installations

Theo De Meyer, Sujets Objets and Pauls Rietums


Accattone, bplus.xyz (b+), Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck, Baukunst, Central ofaau with Juliette Simeone and CUMA (La Cambre Horta Faculty of Architecture, ULB Brussels), common room andCornelia Escher on Oswald Mathias Ungers, Maxime Delvaux, Elodie Degavre on Jean Englebert, Paul Petit, Lucien and Simone Kroll, Arnaud Depeyre, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Kris De Decker, Alice Grégoire, Eléonore Morand and l’Atelier du Désert (P45 Versailles) on André Ravéreau, Index-aR, Kuehn Malvezzi, Lucie Lanzini, L’Atelier Paysan, LIST with Hideyuki Nakayama and Bollinger + Grohmann, Jonas Løland, Thomas Min and Egon Van Herreweghe, MLAV.LAND, Félix Meilleur Roy and Capucine Rombi, Nicolas Nova, Alice Paris on Osamu Ishiyama, Julien Prévieux, Stijn Colon Arne Vande Capelle with Lionel Devlieger, Robbe Van der Mynsbrugge, Aude-Line Dulière, James Westcott and Rotor on Marcel Raymaekers, Truant School, Truwant + Rodet +