The Architecture of Public Truth

The Architecture of Public Truth

Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin

16-17 March 2014

The conference The Architecture of Public Truth brings together the fields of law and aesthetic production. Artists, writers, lawyers, judges, activists, theorists, and architects will raise questions about recent transformations in the conditions under which spatial and material evidence is recorded and presented. The conference sets out to explore ways in which new kinds of engagement with the materiality of politics might open new political possibilities and shift existing fields of knowledge. The panels will explore a wide range of issues and scales: from the human body, through buildings and territories, to the scale of the planet as the ultimate forensic object, which human-induced climate change has transformed into both a construction site and a ruin.


  • Nabil Ahmed
  • Maayan Amir
  • Brenna Bhandar
  • Silvia Fehrmann
  • Anselm Franke
  • Baltasar Garzón
  • Wolfgang Kaleck
  • Thomas Keenan
  • Adrian Lahoud
  • Jonathan Littell
  • Hannah Meszaros Martin
  • Louis Moreno Ocampo
  • Godofredo Pereira
  • Marcela Pizzaro
  • Susan Schuppli
  • Michael Sfard
  • Paulo Tavares
  • Eyal Weizman




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