Living Death Camps: public forum

German Pavilion Horizontal Section GPR

German Pavilion (Rade Koncar), Staro Sajmiste
zemunski put 3


A collaboration between Forensic Architecture (Goldsmiths, University of London), the Monument Group and the Four Faces of Omarska from Belgrade. This event is part of the 54th October Salon in Belgrade, entitled No One Belongs Here More Than You Do.

The Living Death Camps public forum will open a discussion around the politics of commemoration surrounding former death camps. It will question the limits of memorials and monuments, and emphasize the need for the multiple memories of a place to be kept alive in the public sphere.

The Documentation of this public forum will be shown as part of the 54th October Salon, on view November 11-17, 2013.


Program for October 5th, 2013 in Belgrade


15.00 − 15.30 

Film Screening: Memorial in Exile (28 min, 2012)

A project by Forensic Architecture, Monument Group and Four Faces of Omarska. Realised by Susan Schuppli.


15.30 − 15.40

Introduction by Jelena Petrović (Monument Group)


15.40 − 15.50

Living Death Camp, by Branimir Stojanović (Monument Group)


15.50 − 16.10 

Memorial in Exile by Susan Schuppli (Forensic Architecture) and Srdjan Hercigonja (Four Faces of Omarska)


16.10 − 16.30 

Findings from the remote sensing archeological report of the Old Fairground in Belgrade by Dr. Caroline Sturdy-Colls, (Staffordshire University)


16.30 – 17.20

The Geopolitics of Holocaust Commemoration: Prof. Robert Jan van Pelt (University of Waterloo, Canada) in conversation with Prof. Eyal Weizman (Forensic Architecture)


17.20 − 17.30

Statement about the Living Death Camp project by Milica Tomić (Monument Group)


17.30 − 18.30

Open discussion moderated by Jelena Petrović and Branimir Stojanović



Remote event

15:00 − 16:00

Off Site, radio conversation on Radio II, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss (Forensic Architecture / Columbia University) with Snezana Ristic and Radonja Leposavic.