If this headline sounds like an American crime series, it can’t be completely denied, especially if the focus is on a certain kind of detective work. This year's lecture series at the Technical University and the Dresden College of Fine Arts is, in fact, about following the traces of events and artefacts. For artists and architects these traces may be "not only a trail to historical reference points, but also directions for creative action" (Programme Spuren/Traces). We are pleased to be able to support the series again this year and cordially invite you to make use of the lectures and readings on offer. Details of the programme can be found here.