Francelle Cane

Doctoral researcher

Department Fachbereich Geographie und Raumplanung
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E02 35-210
E-Mail
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9944
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39944

Francelle Cane is an architect and a PhD candidate at the University of Luxembourg, carrying out her research as part of Prof. Markus Miessen’s chair of Urban Regeneration. Her practice focuses on transversal and multidisciplinary research activities tied to the question of the ruin: she advocates for a critical spatial design approach, concentrating on issues such as late capitalism, spatial policies or the man-altered landscape.

She studied at the National School of Architecture of Versailles and the TU Berlin. She publishes reviews in performative art and architecture journals such as Journal and A+ Architecture in Belgium, as well as for various monographs of Belgian architectural practices. She is the author of Machine opérationnelle (FWB, 2021), The World as a Pavilion. Vjenceslav Richter (Koenig Books, 2020, with Meštrić and Strauven) and Enter the Modern Landscape (Bozar, 2019, with Fisher and Strauven).

She is regularly invited to sit on juries at architectural faculties such as La Cambre-Horta (ULB). Her work has received multiple institutional awards, including the Maison de l'Architecture en Ile-de-France (2017 and 2018) and the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS (2020).

Research Interests

  • Ruin
  • Territorial Negotiation
  • Spatial Policies
  • Critical Spatial Design
  • Public Assemblies
  • Man-altered Landscape
  • Late Capitalism

Last updated on: Freitag, den 27. August 2021

Academic qualification

  • 2021–current: PhD in Department of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg
  • 2015–2018: Master in Architecture, National School of Architecture of Versailles and Technical University Berlin
  • 2011–2014: Bachelor in Architecture, National School of Architecture of Versailles

Professional experience

  • 2018–current: Independent Architect—Design competitions (LXII Premio Termoli laureate, 2021), Exhibition designs (Artists in Architecture, Bozar, 2019), and Architectural projects (Associated Project, Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa 2019)
  • 2018–current: Independent Curator—Bozar (BE): The World as a Pavilion. Vjenceslav Richter (2020), Enter the Modern Landscape (2019), Dierendonckblancke. PRAXIS (XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo, 2019), Rising Waters (2018)
  • 2018–current: Guest Critic—Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre-Horta, Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE), design studios and Master thesis
  • 2018: Independent Researcher—‘Scaffolds – Open Encounters With Society, Art & Architecture’, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • 2018: Guest Lecturer—Peter Behrens School of Arts Düsseldorf (DE), workshop in collaboration with ACCATTONE and Maxime Delvaux
  • 2018: Collaborating Architect—BAUKUNST (BE), École Polytechnique campus Paris-Saclay execution phase
  • 2017: Exhibition Coordinator—CIVA (BE), Corporate Arcadia (ACCATTONE and Armin Linke), Savage Architecture (Gian Piero Frassinelli, Superstudio and 2A+P/A), Freeport. The Archive as Urban Catalyst (Love Di Marco, Architectural Association School of Architecture)
  • 2017: Junior Collaborating Architect—FAKT (DE), Trinational IBA Parkstadt competition (winner, 1st prize)
  • 2015: Student Architect—LIN (DE), competitions design development
  • 2015: Student Architect—LIST (FR), feasibility studies



Last updated on: 27 Aug 2021