28. Mai 2021 19:00 – 21:00
The counter-forensic gaze: mapping to uncover public truth – Public Lecture by Sergio Beltrán-Garcia in conversation with Anne Huffschmid (via zoom)
Sergio will share his experience as an architect at the intersections of public truth-finding, memory, and architectural representation. He will present a number of examples of his implementation of one of the core concepts of Forensic Architecture’s work: the counter-forensic gaze. The purpose is to provide theoretical tools which may assist the reading of maps produced by power structures. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Anne who has also engaged with counter-forensics in her audiovisual research on forced disappearance, and will be open for the audience.
Sergio Beltrán-García is an architect, activist, and researcher interested in the aesthetics and politics of memory and memorial construction. He has accompanied the production of memorial processes in cases of human rights violations in Mexico, both in contestation of and in collaboration with government initiatives. He currently works as a researcher affiliated to Forensic Architecture www.ssbeltran.com.
Both the Friday and Sunday discussions will be accessible via videoconference, a link will be provided to registered participants. The workshop on Saturday is limited to a certain number of participants and will likely take place in or around the Kunstraum Kreuzberg, depending on the current pandemic regulations; remote participation may be possible, please indicate when registering. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.