Carlo Menon

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Carlo Menon (Italy, 1981) is an architect and a researcher in history and theory living in Brussels. He holds degrees from La Cambre, Brussels (2006) and The Bartlett, London (2013), where he is completing a PhD on little architecture magazines under the supervision of Jane Rendell. His collaborative practice, mostly with partner Sophie Dars, interweaves architectural thinking with publications, exhibitions, design and education. He teaches architecture design studio at La Cambre Horta Faculty of architecture, ULB Brussels, and representation at the MA Civic Design, PBSA Düsseldorf. He is co-founder of the magazine Accattone.


• Accattone. Magazine on architecture. Co-founder, editor, publisher and distributor with architect Sophie Dars and Überknackig graphic design studio, Brussels.

– Accattone #6 (Sep 2019), 228 pp.
– Accattone #5 (Mar 2018), 132 pp.
– Accattone #4 (Aug 2016), 148 pp.
– Accattone #3 (Sep 2015), 8 pp.
– Accattone #2 (Sep 2015), 164 pp.
– Accattone #1 (Mar 2014), 92 pp.

• Japan Works (Amsterdam: Roma, 2021), by photographer Aglaia Konrad; editorial consultancy on Julian Worrall’s glosses.

• Un Nouveau Musée (Gent and Brussels: MER & Accattone, 2019) 112 pp., by Simon Boudvin; text editor. • Sources (Mouscron, Musée de Folklore, 2019), 84 pp., by Simon Boudvin; book and text editor, with S. Dars.

• Corporate Arcadia. Built Brussels After 1989. Magazine produced within the eponymous exhibition, with S. Dars (Brussels: CIVA Foundation, 2017), 68 pp.

• V+ Architecture Documents on Five Projects. Catalogue of the eponymous exhibition, with S. Dars (Brussels: A+, Bozar and Lannoo, 2015), 192 pp.



• ‘White Cube’, in Pierre Leguillon, The Museum of Mistakes (Zürich: Patrick Frey, 2020), pp. 9–36, with S. Dars. Reprint from ‘Museum of Mistakes’, Accattone no. 4 (Aug 2016).

• ‘Spit/Models’, Taming the Horror Vacui no. 2, Modeling Nothingness (2020), pp. 5–6, with S. Dars.

• ‘Amplitude and Heritage in Go Hasegawa’s Work’, interview, A+ no. 281 (Nov 2019).

• ‘Deepfake Conversation Piece’, editorial assemblage in guise of introduction, and ‘Club Donny’, conversation with Ernst van der Hoeven, Accattone no. 6 (Sep 2019).

• ‘La coiffe, la fontaine, la couronne’, in Technopoles, exhibition journal, ed. Simon Boudvin (Maromme: Le Shed, 2019).

• Introduction to Sources, by Simon Boudvin (Mouscron, Musée de Folklore, 2019), pp. 9–13.

• ‘Magazine Architecture’, OASE no. 100 Karel Martens and The Architecture of the Journal (May 2018), pp. 83–144, with Véronique Patteeuw (peer reviewed).

• Editorial and ‘Minor Perspectives’, conversation with Armin Linke, Accattone no. 5 (Mar 2018).

• ‘Simon Boudvin, APPAREILS 02 (Mouscron)’, A+ no. 268 (Oct 2017).

• ‘Withdrawal’, Pli no. 3 (Sep 2017).

• ‘Bâtiment-maquette’ (on Aires Mateus in Tournai), A+ no. 267 (Aug 2017).

• Editorial, ‘Technical Quest’ (on Philippe Samyn) and ‘Sophisticated Cabinet-Making’ (conversation with Constantin Brodzki), in Corporate Arcadia (Jun 2017), with S. Dars.

• Editorial, ‘Masks’ (on Frida Escobedo), ‘The Pale Fox’ (on Camille Henrot), ‘Museum of Mistakes’ (on Pierre Leguillon) and ‘Strata’ (conversation with 51N4E), Accattone no. 4 (Aug 2016), with S. Dars.

• Editorial of Accattone no. 2 (Sep 2015), with S. Dars.

• ‘Das ist Architektur, yet Alles ist Architektur’ (on Rossi’s and Venturi’s 1966 books), A+ no. 255 (Sep 2015).

• ‘Never Modern’, book review, A+ no. 253 (April 2015).

• Curatorial introduction and ‘Conversations’, in V+ Architecture Documents on Five Projects (Brussels: A+, Bozar and Lannoo, 2015), with S. Dars.

• ‘1:1 Scale Models’, conversation with Robbrecht & Daem, Accattone no. 1 (March 2014), with S. Dars. Reprinted in Robbrecht en Daem – An Architectural Anthology, Maarten Van Den Driessche ed. (Brussels: Mercatorfonds, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017).

• Editorial of Accattone no. 1 (March 2014), with S. Dars.

• Preface of Stockage et compression, Angélique Buisson et Martial Coudamy (Paris: Tout commence par le geste de mettre à part, 2014), with S. Dars.

• ‘La marge de manoeuvre, le pêcheur de perles, et l’indiscipline’ (on authorship in Radim Louda’s work), in Dithyrambes. ReNouveaux Plaisirs d’Architecture #3, Jean-Didier Bergilez ed. (Brussels: CIVA-ULB, 2013), pp. 134–143, with S. Dars.

• ‘Dogma: un projet pour la ville’, Flux News no. 61 (Apr 2013).

• ‘Concours et recherche’, A+ no. 240 (Feb 2013).

• ‘Marchés privés : le vent tourne’, A+ no. 238 (Oct 2012).

• ‘POST—CITY. Le Luxembourg à Venise’, Flux News no. 59 (Sep 2012).

• ‘Extravertie et impertinente’, A+ no. 237 (Aug 2012).

• ‘Nordstad’, in POST—CITY. Considering the Luxembourg Case, ed. Yi-der Chou, Radim Louda and Philippe Nathan (Luxembourg: LUCA, 2012), pp. 23–25. Invited contribution to the catalogue of the Luxembourg pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

• ‘Le projet du CIAC. Rencontre avec Rudy Ricciotti’, Fluxnews no. 55 (Apr 2011).

• ‘XII Biennale d’architecture de Venise’, Fluxnews no. 53 (Sep 2010).