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Evidence, Activism And The Law in the Age of Post-Truth


To mark the opening of the exhibition Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics at MACBA, former investigative judge Baltasar Garzón (whose foundation, FIGBAR, currently collaborates with Forensic Architecture on a number of initiatives) took part in a debate with Manuel Vergara, his collaborator, Eyal Weizman of Forensic Architecture, and Yolanda Álvarez, a journalist and former Middle East correspondent for TVE.

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 in 1998, to the case for exhuming the victims of Franco's dictatorship in 2008, and his current advocacy for human and environmental rights, Garzón has found new ways of using evidence to trigger public debate.

Álvarez's work for the television programme En portada includes the 2017 documentary Guerra a la mentira (War on Lying) during which she investigates with open sources to unravel the official lies about conflicts and denounce human rights violations.

Eyal Weizman is an architect, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, and Director of Forensic Architecture and the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London. His work looks at the ways in which we can rethink the acts of looking and analysing.

This Dialogue focussed on the use of evidence, activism, the law and politics in the so-called age of post-truth.

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Recorded at MACBA in Barcelona, 27 April 2017

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Forensic Architecture. Towards an Investigative Aesthetics, 28 April to 15 October 2017

Exhibition by: Forensic Architecture

Director: Eyal Weizman

Curator: Rosario Güiraldes

Exhibition conceptualization: Eyal Weizman, Rosario Güiraldes, Anselm Franke, Christina Varvia Forensic Architecture

Exhibition team: Rosario Guiraldes (coordinator), Christina Varvia, Samaneh Moafi, Ariel Caine, Hana Rizvanolli

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