Curatorial Studies

Masterclass: Decolonising Architecture

with Matteo Lucchetti


La Loge

Ente di Decolonizzazione – Borgo Rizza – is the new project by DAAR – Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal – which explores the possibility of critical reuse and subversion of fascist colonial architecture through an art installation. Starting from the decomposition and recomposition of the facade of the Entity of Colonisation of the Sicilian Latifundiium (1940) in Borgo Rizza (Siracusa), the installation is composed of several modules-sittings that are the platform of an open discursive space where the public is invited to reconsider critically the social, political and economic effect of fascist and colonial heritage and at the same time is invited to image collectively new common uses. The installation is presented and activated in several venues in Napoli (2022), Berlin (2022), Brussels (2023) and Albissola Marina (2023).

The masterclass at La Loge guided by Matteo Lucchetti focuses on critically considering the colonial heritage of Brussels.