Memory and Justice
"DESEMBARCOS – When Memory Speaks"
In the past, such crimes against humanity as the Shoah, genocide in Ruanda and Yugoslavia, and the history of violence in the Congo or in Argentina have been extensively discussed – though often with groups of lawyers, political scientists, activists and artists remaining among themselves. The “Memory and Justice” symposium provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussions to address mass crimes and how they are dealt with. Panel discussions, readings, screenings and artistic works address the historical complex of crimes and discuss techniques of coming to terms with them. How does criminal law persecution relate to a civil society culture of remembrance? What are the cultural and political consequences of impunity and public silence over serious mass crimes?
A joint project by the Akademie der Künste and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), funded by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb).
With Jeanine Meerapfel, Wolfgang Kaleck, Eduardo Molinari, Forensic Architecture, Nghia Nuyen, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian et al.
The following films will also be screened throughout the symposium: "The Battle of Algiers", "The Missing Picture" and "The Look of Silence" on Sep 30 and "Standard Operating Procedure" on Oct 1.