Lecture and Exhibition Opening: Evidence, Activism, and the Law in the Age of Post-Truth

Nature of event

Lecture, Exhibition Opening

Date

April 27th, 2017

Time

5:30 pm

Location

Meier Auditorium, MACBA


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Evidence, Activism, and the Law in the Age of Post-Truth

Baltasar Garzón in conversation with Yolanda Álvarez and Manuel Vergara, with the participation of Rosario Güiraldes, Christina Varvia, and Eyal Weizman (Forensic Architecture).

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To mark the opening of the exhibition Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics, Baltasar Garzón – whose foundation, FIGBAR, currently collaborates with Forensic Architecture on a number of initiatives – will take part in a debate with his collaborator Manuel Vergara and Yolanda Álvarez, journalist and former Middle East correspondent for TVE. The debate will focus on the use of evidence, activism, the law and politics in the so-called age of post-truth.

Former investigating judge Baltasar Garzón stands for human rights and political struggles by means of the law. From his emergence into the public arena as a result of the indictment of General Augusto Pinochet, and the case for exhuming the victims of Franco’s dictatorship during the Spanish Civil War, to contemporary struggles dealing with advocacy for human and environmental rights, Garzón has found new ways of using evidence for triggering public debate.

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Programme

Thursday 27 April, 5.30 pm
Venue: Meier Auditorium (MACBA)

17:30 – Eyal Weizman and Christina Varvia. Introduction to the exhibition Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics.
18:00 – Baltasar Garzón in conversation with Yolanda Álvarez and Manuel Vergara, in a debate chaired by Rosario Güiraldes
19:30 – Opening of the exhibition Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics, in the museum atrium.

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Free admission. Limited places. With simultaneous translation. This activity will be live streamed.

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