ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
Exutoire is a transdisciplinary critical spatial practice that looks to the intersection of art, architecture and activism to investigate social, spatial and material justice. Our practice finds its form in a research-by-design approach that focuses on the making of spaces, objects and social infrastructure, and the creation of knowledge platforms which bring forth underrepresented discourses and marginalized voices. Exutoire is self-critical, ultra-referential, queer, and seeks to transgress norms and their reproductive character, explore the expressions and impacts of trans-normativity, and advocate for the common good. (Note: Our self-definition is subject to change; this text was written in October 2022.)
Exutoire was created in 2019 by Paul-Antoine Lucas and Bui Quy Son. We are currently based between Oslo, Paris and Hanoi.
(2020) Exutoire is an outlet for some of our silly thoughts and ideas. Our practice is ironic, ultra-referential, queer, cute, quirky, joyous, playful, and sometimes also a bit boring. But no matter what we do, we always try to learn something new, dig a little deeper, engage with subjects that we think matter, and hopefully participate in shaping a better world. Here, we welcome you into our universe by sharing bits and pieces of our work process and what we're up to at the moment. — Son & Paul-Antoine