Thinking of Germany 2011

Thinking of Germany 2011

Who Rules Germany?

For the third edition of the "Thinking of Germany" conference, the Alfred Herrhausen Society and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung again commissioned TRIAD Berlin to create the event architecture and design as well as to plan and organize the entire conference.

  • Clients:
  • Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.)
  • Location:
  • Hermann Josef Abs Saal, Frankfurt
  • Year:
  • 2011



The key question "Who Rules Germany? – Taxation without Representation" triggered a debate on the legitimacy of decisions and on alternatives to the "no alternatives"-mantra in times of hectic powerlessness. Triad Berlin transformed the conference location into an atmospheric space that allowed for focused thinking.


As in 2010, artists produced "visual recordings" that captured key aspects of the discussions, and parts of the conference were broadcasted by media partner Deutschlandradio Kultur. Among the speakers were Josef Ackermann, Peter Gauweiler, and Hans Leyendecker.