Public talk: Monumental Lies. Culture Wars and the Truth About the Past

Wednesday, 22. May 2024
17:30 - 19:00

Bischofsvilla, Otto-Adam-Straße 5, Konstanz

Zentrum für kulturwissenschaftliche Forschung (ZKF) & Zukunftskolleg

Robert Bevan (author)

Gruia Badescu (University of Konstanz) in conversation with Author Robert Bevan (London)

In Monumental Lies, Robert Bevan examines the weaponization and manipulation of the past in culture wars around the globe.This talk will address uses of monuments, architecture, and cities as material evidence of human history, and how our understanding of this heritage impacts our lives.

Robert Bevan is an author and journalist writing on architecture, heritage and cities. He is the author of Monumental Lies: Culture Wars and the Truth about the Past (Verso), a book of the year for the Financial Times and the Art Newspaper. His previous book, The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War was described as “ground-breaking” by the New York Review of Books.

Meeting-ID: 915 3170 7702