Cabinet Anciaux was presented at the 1st Brussels Biennial, Postal Sorting Center – Midi/Zuid Station from 19 oct 2008 till 4 jan 2009. Official Film Première of THE CRYING OF POTENTIAL ESTATE.
CABINET ANCIAUX was named after Marie-Adèle Anciaux (1887-1983) also known as Mary Smiles. Anciaux was a libertarian who participated at early pedagogical experiments along with her husband Stephen Mac Say (1883-1972) teacher, beekeeper, stallholder and author. In 1928, Mac Say published From Fourier to Godin the first complete survey on Godin’s Familistère, the only successful and long lasting utopian community based on Fourier’s communalist theories. The Familistère located in Northern France was a philosophical, social and architectural utopia that lasted a century. Fourier’s writings about turning work into play influenced the young Karl Marx, a former Brussels resident.
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