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Forensic Architecture/Forensis, Initiative 19 February Hanau, Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh

Doors are physical objects but also social contracts, they separate and connect different areas - state, public or private. The exhibition shows three investigations on one door each and highlights different aspects of racist violence in Germany.

Foyer im Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Foyer im Haus der Kulturen der Welt visitBerlin, Foto Angela Kröll

It has been almost three years since nine people were murdered in a racist terrorist attack in Hanau. Oury Jalloh burned to death in a police cell in Dessau almost eighteen years ago. Families and friend:s of the victims and the survivors are still fighting for accountability.

In Hanau, it is the blocked emergency exit of the Arena Bar and the perpetrator's front door that the police inadequately monitored. In Dessau, it is the door of the police cell where Oury Jalloh burned to death. Open when they should have been locked and locked when they should have been unlocked. These doors present the failure of social order. For a better understanding of the situations, the research reconstructs the larger context and points to relationships between racist perpetrators and state authorities in Germany. Since its first presentation at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Three Doors has directly influenced reactions to the Hanau terrorist attack in politics, society, and the media.

The exhibition focuses on the experiences of relatives, survivors, and supporters to make visible their ongoing struggles against racism.

The exhibition Three Doors-Forensic Architecture/Forensis, Initiative 19. Februar Hanau, Initiative in memory of Oury Jalloh was co-produced with the Frankfurter Kunstverein.
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