Sophie Dars & Sébastien Martinez-Barat


Monday 17 April 2023, 6.30pm
Discussion et aperitive

Sophie Dars, architect and co-founder of the architecture magazine Accattone and Sébastien Martinez-Barat, co-founder of MBL Architects, in conversation about the aesthetics of relationships, and the potential for a new, more delicate, more ambitious and more contemporary language – both constructive and aware of the multiple relational fields that shape the habitat. In the context of the exhibition Sympoietic. Arts de faire de la ville écologique.

The discussion is also web cast live on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 646 5060 5823


Sophie Dars is an architect based in Brussels. Since 2013, She has been collaborating with Carlo Menon on a practice situated between theoretical research, publishing, pedagogy and project making. They are co-founders of the journal Accattone with Ismaël Bennani and Orfée Grandhomme. They teach design at the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta (ULB Brussels) and representation in the master Civic Design at the Peter Behrens School of Arts (HSD Düsseldorf). Sophie Dars graduated from ENSA Paris-Malaquais (DPLG, 2007). After several years of practice within the V+ office, she regularly takes part in projects built in association with architects and artists such as Central ofaau, Depeyre Morand, Piovenefabi, Pierre Leguillon and Simon Boudvin.

Sébastien Martinez-Barat, who graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, is co-founder of the architectural group La Ville Rayée. He is architect-curator of the Belgian Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014. S. Martinez Barat approaches architecture as a broad disciplinary field, ranging from curating to construction. His theoretical research and projects focus on the reduction of architectural forms and the notion of “beyond”. With Karin Schlageter he publishes the cultural studies journal POLI – politique de l’image.