FRANÇOISE SCHEIN (Brussels, 1953)
Schein trained as an architect in Brussels and New York. “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (1948) is one of the themes that is very close to her heart. She has developed this theme in several cities in order to build an international network of democracy. Her first work on this subject was for the Concorde station in the Paris metro. The next cities were Brussels, Lisbon, Haïfa, Stockholm, London and Berlin. To start with, Françoise Schein was above all known for her drawings, but gradually she moved more towards sculpture and later on to urban projects, particularly projects in the metro. The city fascinates her. This artistarchitect started to see the city more and more as living beings with stories to tell. She has a long list of sculptures, personal and group exhibitions and publications to her name.