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Breakfast Club 2: Forensic Architecture: a cultural perspective

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Heiss-Saal
Plenary / Debate
german language

The Berlin-based Haus der Kulturen der Welt develops new concepts and strategies in order to explain the fundamental changes of societies and of the geological time scale. How can systems of representation still keep up with transformations in the 21st century? Which new forms of knowledge production do we need and which “ideas in the making” should be at the centre of the anthropocene? How could new approaches, such as an architectural and media research project referred to as “forensic architecture”, provide evidence for crimes against humanity?

Head of Arts and Culture, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Intendant, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Mag.a Elisabeth SCHACK

Head of Arts and Culture, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Theatre Science and a combination of Spanish, History and Acient History, University of Vienna Cultural and Media Management, University for Music and Theatre, Hamburg Assistant to the Artistic Direction, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna Dramaturg, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna Conception and Founding of A!DRAMA (University Course for Applied Dramaturgy in Music and Performing Arts starts in March 2018), University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna Dissertation about the role of Dramaturgy in the Performing Arts, University Vienna
1995-2000
2000-2002
2003-2007
2007-2016
since 2016
since 2016

Prof. Dr. Bernd SCHERER

Intendant, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

 Scherer holds a doctoral degree in Philosophy from the Universität des Saarlandes and is author of several publications focussing on aesthetics and international cultural exchange. He comes to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt from the Goethe Institute, where he served as Director of the Goethe Institute Mexico from 1999 through 2004 and subsequently as Director of the Arts Department for the Head Office in Munich. Previously, Scherer headed the Department of Humanities and Culture at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and also served as its Deputy Director. The start of his directorship thus represents a return to an institution in which he from 1994-1999 played a decisive role with respect to organizational and artistic development.

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