La Loge is a Brussels-based space dedicated to contemporary art, architecture and theory that began its activities in 2012. Its aim is to develop a critical program that emerges from the connection to the reality it is embedded in. By inviting multivocal, heterogeneous perspectives, La Loge aims to gain a more nuanced understanding of cultural and societal issues. Architects, artists and cultural agents are invited to develop propositions in which they seek out the characteristic and the peculiar within their practices.
La Loge is a space where ideas, discussion and presentation coexist.
La Loge’s identity stems from the architectural gem that houses it, as well as from the commitment and concerns of its founders.
La Loge values engagement of thought and feels particularly interested in exploring questions of space, habitat and use. The intimate sphere of La Loge contributes to a context where conversations with its audience and the diversity of protagonists it invites can be initiated and sustained.
La Loge is a privately initiated non-profit association founded by architect Philippe Rotthier.
La Loge is located in a former Masonic temple built in 1934-1935 by Modernist architects Fernand Bodson and Louis Van Hooveld. The building had been commissioned by the Freemason Obedience Le Droit Humain, which was first implemented in Belgium in 1912.
The temple is part of a group of four houses – a garage and a house, both from 1927, and an artist's studio, from 1930 – designed by Fernand Bodson. The complex forms a small but exceptional Modernist site in Brussels.
Bodson and Van Hooveld's architectural project for the building breaks with the Egyptian style that had traditionally served as the main source of inspiration in the conception of Masonic temples and envisages instead the development of a modern temple in line with the progressive character of Le Droit Humain. The building hosted the activities of Le Droit Humain until 1976; from 1984 to 2011, the former lodge housed the Museum of the AAM (Archives d’Architecture Moderne).
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Director & curator
Communication & curator of public programmes
Leonor Gomez, Arthur Jules (production)
Boy Vereecken & Antoine Begon (visual identity)
Lola Pertsowsky (exhibition photography)
Antoine Begon (web development)
Alice Beilig, Alice Nataf, Marielou Laforest, Lila Poimboeuf-Mahieu, Sepehr Sharifzadeh
Board & Assemblee Members
Pierre Iserbyt, chair (2021-2026)
Thierry Belenger (2021-2026)
Aude-Line Dulière (2021-2026)
Former team members
Anne-Claire Schmitz, founding director (2012-2019)
Laura Herman (2016-2020)
Ailsa Cavers, Aurélia Defrance, Marie de Gaulejac
Former First Sight ambassafor: Laure Decock
Former interns: Sungyoon Ahn, Giulia Blasig, Zoë Brennan, Federica Buzzi, Antoine Carbonne, Paul De Toytot, Maxime Goudron, Leonardo Dellanoce, Jef Declercq, Sophie Fitze, Jelrik Hupkes, Laila Melchior, Giulia Morucchio, Marielou Laforest, Marilena Lolou, Yoel Pytowski, Deborah Rozenberg, Jailee Rychen, Margaux Schwarz, Jeppe Ugelvig
Former volunteers : Bas Blaasse, Sara Daniel, Damir Draganic, Antoine Guitou, Jonas Halkin, Frederico Maccioni, Nele Möller, Mary Szydlowska.
Former bord and Assemblee Members : Caroline Mierop, Geneviève François, Zoë Gray