The Brussels Bike Hundred

100 portraits, stories and bicycles

We’re teaming up with Bike for Brussels to put together a 100-strong selection of local heroes shaping the city each in their own way. From designers and DJs to performers and publishers, these are the creatives riding Brussels forward.

Camille Lancelin

Camille Lancelin, 1987

Performer and writer

Describe yourself, your background and what you do today.

I have a background in theatre, however, today I write poetry and do performances with visual artists Philip Janssens and Marie Lancelin. I also have a solo project entitled Iceberg and I organise day or night performances called Loggia. I like to do a bit of everything; for instance today, I had an art workshop with children.

I came here to work harder and be better surrounded, which has been the case so far.

How has Brussels shaped you as an individual as well as your professional activities?

I came here to work harder and be better surrounded, which has been the case so far. I met artists I could really talk to and create things with. Brussels is a rich city, especially thanks to its inhabitants.

List three things you like the most about Brussels.

  • Its many audiences for all kinds of experiences
  • Its theatres and exhibition spaces
  • Its night shops

List three deciding factors that converted you to bicycle use.

  • Transports in Brussels are complex, for the least.
  • Cycling gives you beautiful legs.
  • It’s good for my back.

What are your favourite bike routes in Brussels?

I enjoy cycling anywhere at nighttime, because it’s quiet and there’s no traffic. During the day, I like speeding down from Duden Park to Sainte-Marie in Schaerbeek. Such a nice view.

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