The Human Rights Center in Cottbus

interactive exhibits


The Human Rights Center in Cottbus is a former prison. From 1933 to 1989 political prisoners were kept there. Today it serves as a memorial and hosts an exhibition about the prisoners’ personal fate and human rights in general. For this exhibition, SYNTOP designed several multi-media installations dealing with conditions of imprisonment.


scale model of the prison area


Participatory exhibit


video installation

ghosts of the past side by side with the visitors


Audio installation telling the stories of former inmates