The closing event – a discussion “Should We Paint It?” – will be held on the ground floor of the Corner House where the exposition of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is on display. Participants in the “Corner House. File No. 1914/2014” project, cultural theorists and managers, representatives of creative industry organisations, government, municipal and private cultural foundations, and property developers will discuss the future utilisation of the Corner House. Time of the event TBA.
Thematic division: Freedom Street
Begins : 13.10.2014 10:00
- Corner House on Brīvības street
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- Discussion / Lecture
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During the fifty years of the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union, the KGB headquarters in Riga, also known as the Corner House, became a prominent symbol of totalitarian power that, in the 21st century Riga, still stands to bear testimony to total war, mass persecutions and genocide. 2014 is the right time to change the destiny of the Corner House, to open the doors and face the experience and fates concealed therein in order to profoundly understand and recreate them. The Corner House will be open to the public from the 1st of May to the 19th of October, presenting the Occupation Museum's exhibition (admission free of charge), guided tours "In the KGB Basements", and five more exhibitions - "(Re)construction of Friendship", "A Latvian's Suitcase", "In Spite of All”, "Ten Objects' Stories of Person and Power” and "The Museum of Fateful Objects”, which present different interpretations of the relationship between the individual and the power in the past that still affects the people of the present day.
Web address: http://riga2014.org/kgb