Culture and Development: Opinions and Outlooks

Conference: Cultural Management - Cultural Policy

On 26 and 27 November 2013, the Goethe-Institut and his cooperation partners holded an international conference on the premises of Der Tagesspiegel in Berlin.More ...
Participants of the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2013 (© Nikolai Lehmann)

ReThinking Education – The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School

After nine intensive days of work, on 26 September 2013 the 35 participants in the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School presented their business ideas for this year’s theme: ReThinking Education.More ...

A new chapter in the international cultural cooperation

The term culture and development entered international discourse on the role of culture in the development of societies in the 1980s. Culture was not only discussed as a positive and innovative element, but also as an impediment to development or a downright "disruptive factor" in development oriented mainly to economic and socio-political criteria. The autonomy of culture was strengthened with the UN World Decade for Cultural Development 1988-1997 and the 2001 UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. Compared with the global exchange of merchandise and national and international politics, culture – as a sphere of society with its own values, forms of expression, and productions – is gaining increasing notice and recognition.

"Opinions and Outlooks" aims to illustrate, examine, and comment on the backgrounds before which the Goethe-Institut works.



Opinions and Outlooks


Fachtagung Kulturpolitik

Conference: Dialogue and the Experience of the Other

At the Berlin conference on 23 and 24 February 2015, experts investigated the possibility of rapprochement on an equal-partner basis.More ...
Cultural Policy

Enthusiasts’ Highway

On 26 and 27 November 2013, the Goethe-Institut and his cooperation partners held the international cultural management conference: “Cultural Policy” on the premises of Der Tagesspiegel in Berlin. By Merle Hilbk.More ...
Transformation and Culture

Event: “Transformation and Culture”

With talks, panel discussions and personal conversations on 23 and 24 october in Berlin, the Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut opened up a window on the transformation processes from the perspectives of the arts and culture. More ...
Cultural Management Conference, Berlin 2012 | © Bernhard Ludewig

Cultural Management Conference

On 28 and 29 November 2012, the Goethe-Institut held an international conference on cultural management in Berlin.More ...
Participants of the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2013 | © Nikolai Lehmann

ReThinking Education – The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School

On 26 September 2013 the 35 participants in the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School presented their business ideas for the theme: ReThinking Education.More ...

Documentation: Conference Culture.Market.Development

Cultural and Creative Industries in a global context was the topic of the conference "Culture and Development". Download SymbolDocumentation: Culture.Market.Development. (PDF, 3 MB)

Reportagen Bilder Gespräche: Kultur und Entwicklung

Three times a year the Goethe-Institut magazine informs readers about the activities of the institute. The issue 02/2012 conveys in reports, pictures and interviews a vivid impression of the initiative “Culture and Development”.

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Lilli Kobler | © Goethe-Institut

Deutschlandradio Kultur: Developing civil societies

Having a presence in crisis regions offers incredible possibilities, as Goethe-Institut director Lilli Kobler assesses her work in Khartoum. Deutschlandradio Kultur, 17 May 2011.More ...
Zerstörtes Kunstwerk in Haiti | © Frank Birds 29086277 via fotolia

Deutsche Welle: Art.Culture.Conflict. A creative adventure

When art meets with conflict the unexpected can happen, from intellectual experiments to political explosions. Art can help to reconcile conflicts or it can fuel them. It’s always an adventure, anywhere in the world. Deutsche Welle, on 19 May 2011.More ...
Logo Kultur | © Goethe-Institut

Culture: Participation, Dialogue, Network

The Projects of the Goethe-Institut Ukraine open up a window on current topics from German and Ukraine perspectives. They aim at supporting the exchange between representants of the culture- and education scene of both countries and developing a sustainable cooperation.More ...
NO von Santiago Sierra | © noglobaltour.com

Blurred Boundaries

Art as resistance – resistance as art. Taking a stand against anonymous social conditions is becoming both harder and harder and more and more necessary. Leonhard Emmerling and Enzio WetzelMore ...
Achille Mbembe | © Achille Mbembe

Arts, Markets and Development in Our Times

Cultural power still trades on difference and exclusion. It still engenders or sustains deep inequalities. These are realities we still need to reckon with. Achille MbembeMore...
Kali Kalisu, Attakkalari in Karnataka | © Goethe-Institut Bangalore

World Theatre – Performing Arts and Sustainable Development

Every society has its own theatre culture. Yet, development cooperation is far more than a question of money, mediation and effective implementation.More ...

Documentation: "Kunst.Kultur.Konflikt."

The documentation of the conference "Kunst.Kultur.Konflikt. - Art.Culture.Conflict." contains the speeches, the round table discussion, the results of the panels and working space and the final discussion.

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    Motivational Speech: Conference Culture. Market. Development

    Today’s conference – as we have heard – is part of a series of events that the working group “Culture and Development” has been organizing for a number of years in Bonn. More ...

    Conference: “Transformation and Culture”

    With talks, panel discussions and personal conversations on 23 and 24 october in Berlin, the Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut opened up a window on the transformation processes from the perspectives of the arts and culture. More ...
    Signing the cooperation agreement (Photo: Goethe-Institut, © Bernhard Ludewig)

    14 March 2012: The Goethe-Institut and the GIZ sign a cooperation agreement

    The Goethe-Institut and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) expand their cooperation.More ...
    Radius of Art, discussion (Photo: Stephan Röhl, cc: by-sa)

    Radius of Art: Reflections on the geometry of global symbolic power

    This report aims to critically reflect on the presentations and discussions within the thematic window cultural policy and alternative funding structures of the conference radius of art.More ...

    Culture, Cultural Policy and Development Co-operation

    Foreign cultural policy and development co-operation now have to try new ways of co-operating and promoting cultural diversity in order to make peaceful co-existence possible. Dr. Michael SchönhuthMore ...
    Enzio Wetzel (Photo: Goethe-Institut)

    WDR 5: A Conference about the Arts in Crisis Regions

    A conference of the Goethe-Institut, Deutsche Welle and other organizations in Bonn was dealing with the connections between the arts and political crises. Scala spoke with the organizer of the conference, Enzio Wetzel of the Goethe-Institut. WDR 5, 17 May 2011.More ...
    Lilli Kobler (Photo: Goethe-Institut)

    Deutschlandradio Kultur: Developing civil societies

    Having a presence in crisis regions offers incredible possibilities, as Goethe-Institut director Lilli Kobler assesses her work in Khartoum.Deutschlandradio Kultur, 17 May 2011.More ...
    Devasted work of art in Haiti (© Frank Birds 29086277 fotolia)

    Deutsche Welle: Art.Culture.Conflict. A creative adventure

    When art meets with conflict the unexpected can happen, from intellectual experiments to political explosions. Art can help to reconcile conflicts or it can fuel them. It’s always an adventure, anywhere in the world. Deutsche Welle, on 19 May 2011.More ...
    Kali Kalisu, Attakkalari in Karnataka, © Goethe-Institut Bangalore

    World Theatre – Performing Arts and Sustainable Development

    Every society has its own theatre culture. Yet, development cooperation is far more than a question of money, mediation and effective implementation.More ...

    Arts, Markets and Development in Our Times

    Typisch afrikanische Kunst gibt es nicht – wohl aber eine Kulturlandschaft, deren stärkste Kraft die Improvisation ist. Nur wer die Eigenheiten des Kontinents kennt, kann Kultur nachhaltig fördern und verhindern, dass sie zum Spielball von marktwirtschaftlichen Kräften und egoistischen Interessen der Machthaber wird. Von Achille MbembeMore ...