In 2010 I published my PhD-thesis on the cultural criticism of the Belgian avant-garde in the 1920s and 1930s (Meulenhoff-Manteau, Belgium). It tracks the encounter of the Belgian historical avant-garde with modernity. The decentralisation of the Belgian avant-garde - in exile, in the suburbs, in the country, in the provincial towns, and even in "Bruges-la-Morte" - created hybrid forms of avant-gardism, adapted to the local circumstances. The book presents the artistic avant-garde as a social occurence, a counterculture in which also the lifestyle, the settings, the body language, and the travel ittinaries played a significant role in their cultural criticism.