Lancer l’alerte. Rachel Carson et autres sentinelles de l’écologie

The exhibition honors four central figures in the history of political ecology: Rachel Carson, Tanaka Shozo, Vandana Shiva and Daniel Pauly. Through the destiny of these whistleblowers, the importance and difficulty of ecological struggles against pesticides, GMOs, overfishing and mining pollution are revealed.
Alongside them, the works of the Swiss artist Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, representing insects deformed by nuclear radiation, is a powerful plea for a global awakening of all and everyone in the face of the ecological emergency and the generalized destruction of life.
"Under a government that imprisons unjustly, it is in prison that the just man belongs. It is with this quote from Henry David Thoreau that this exhibition begins, inspired by four major works that have made Carson, Shozo, Shiva and Pauly alarmists before their time.
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, published in 1962, exposed the pesticide scandal and led to the banning of DDT in the United States. Yet, 60 years later, the magnitude of the task at hand remains unchanged. In the face of state inaction, it is urgent to swell the ranks of resistance, to take back control - through investigation and self-organization - over the quality of the water we drink, the food we eat or the energy sources we use.
The whistleblowers, their allies, and the communities in struggle are indispensable sentinels who open and invent ways to stop the deadly practices that destroy our living environments a little more each day.
An exhibition conceived by Wildproject and the Maison du livre de Bruxelles.
Presented at the Pavilion from March 1 to April 2, 2023 as part of Chantiers Communs.
Free, open to all, Wednesday to Sunday, 1pm-7pm.


From Wednesday 01 March to Sunday 02 April
Monday Open from 13h to 19h
Tuesday Open from 13h to 19h
Wednesday Open from 13h to 19h
Thursday Open from 13h to 19h
Friday Open from 13h to 19h
Saturday Open from 13h to 19h
Sunday Open from 13h to 19h


  • Free