On August 26 DAI staff member Florian Göttke will give his lecture "Toppled"; this lecture is part of Auf Wiedersehen Berlin!, the closing manifestation of The Building in Berlin.

"Toppled" is an archive, a large collection of images of the statues of Saddam Hussein collected from the Internet. Through ordering and closely examining these images several storylines emerge.

Göttke presents these images and their stories in a slideshow lecture which explores the conceptual, magical, and political links between the person (Saddam) and his representation.

Auf Wiedersehen Berlin!, August 25th - August 26th, 2009 The Building, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 14a, 10249 Berlin, 030 28 04 79 73