Words by Blurbs
Photos by Lukas Turcksin
Keytrade and Horst share DIY entrepreneurship as a common denominator. With ‘Their Way’ they inspire their shared philosophy through a content series. ‘Their Way’ offers the stories of DIY entrepreneurs at the forefront of art, architecture and music. We delve into the messy, yet inspiring and insightful process of entrepreneurship. We celebrate and feature compelling stories, challenging initiatives and examples of integrity from around the world.
We sat down with Traumnovelle, a self-described militant architecture group founded by three Belgian architects: Léone Drapeaud, Manuel León Fanjul, and Johnny Leya. Seated in their light-filled corner of an office building in the EU quarter, Johnny shared their philosophy and inspirations with us. They’ve made waves in the architecture world for their work on the Belgian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and in the cultural sector for their stages at Horst Festival. They are guided by stories, and still believe in a higher Euro-topian ideal and the power of trying.