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Current Events

Fonema Consort Presents New Work by Mesias Maiguashca

Wednesday, February 24 at 7 PM and Thursday, February 25 at 6PM
Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St. and UNAM Chicago 350 W Erie St, Chicago
English (Bond Chapel) and Spanish (UNAM Chicago)

Half-Moon Truths (Halbmondwahrheiten)

Filmseries: Migration - Integration - Refuge

Lecture - Performance in Three Acts

Eva Meyer-Keller with Kirsten Leenars and Jennifer Reeder
Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 3 to 5 PM
6018 North Kenmore, Chicago

Literaturlenz: Reading with Authors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

Christopher Kloeble, Sibylle Berg, and Vea Kaiser
Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 6:00 p.m
Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N Michigan Ave., Suite 200

STEM students discover Germany!

Twelve “STEMtasic” students visited Germany – and here you can see what they experienced. More...

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    Current Projects

    Agua Agents on a mission – a water mission!   deutsch

    The Aqua Agents project from Hamburg is now underway in the US!
     Foto: Jana Müller

    Felicitas Hoppe on Travelling Across America   deutsch

    Eighty years ago, the Soviet writers Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov headed out to explore America. Now, the Goethe-Institut invited author Felicitas Hoppe to follow in their footsteps.

    Sustainability Matters   deutsch

    Here are the presentations shown at the "Sustainability Matters! German + STEM = Make a difference" conference, which was held on October 3, 2015 at the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

    Film Archive USA   deutschenglish

    Documentaries and feature films for cultural and educational institutions
     [Goethe-Institut Boston]

    Just Add German

    Why learn German? We support teachers and students with contests, webinars, social media, and a new video gallery with animations and VIP testimonials.


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    Aktion Deutschland Hilft

    Want to contribute to refugee relief efforts? Follow the link to donate to "Aktion Deutschland Hilft," an umbrella charity organization that is the gateway for donating to the refugees arriving in Germany.