What then is the truth?

— Friedrich Nietzsche


What then is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms – in short, a sum of human relations, which have been enhanced, transposed, and embellished poetically and rhetorically, and which after long use seem firm, canonical, and obligatory to a people: truths are illusions about which one has forgotten that is what they are; metaphors which are worn out and without sensuous power; coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins.


Friedrich Nietzsche — "On truth and lie in an extra-moral sense," The Portable Nietzsche, edited and translated by Walter Kaufmann, Penguin Books, 1976.


IN Residence Design Workshop #14: “Truth Tellers” is a creative laboratory that investigates the multiple meanings attributed to the concept of truth in today’s society, organizing a study that intends to reflect on the cultural value assigned to that concept. During four days, the designers-tutors, the curators and the participants are called to confront ideas and interact with the ultimate purpose of developing design considerations that can answer the questions implicit in the given research topic. As conclusion, a public event will be held to present the results of the research, to which two exclusive conferences by both curators and both designers-tutors will be added.

Characterised by an ever-changing spatial manifestation, the programmes in maat are organically developed around thematic axes (signified with an #), tackling the intricacies, wonders and unknowns of the historical present. Currently being worked on, the first of these will be: #commoning / The Design & Scale of the Common Good, #thetruth / “The Truth Was Supposed to Set Us Free” (Garry Kasparov) / #datamatters / Data, Fabric of Life.