The main conference venue is the historical building of the former French embassy. A beautiful building offering a variety of large, medium, and small spaces and surrounded by a garden, it is one of the city’s hidden secrets since it is currently awaiting reconstruction and only open for temporary uses. It also a landmark building reflecting the regions complex Franco-German history. Between 1945 and 1955, the Saar area remained under French administration, and architecture played a key role in the French vision of a post-fascist democratic Germany.
We are involved in Resonanzen, a cultural heritage project focusing on these architectures. Part of this effort is to explore future uses for these historical sites. Organizing LGM 2019 at one of these sites is a wonderful way to get involved in that process. (Those interested in the history of communications architectures we will take to Europe 1, a long-wave radio station).
We are in the process of working with additional locations across the city of Saarbruecken to host side events.