Frankly … integrated – Integration while Mowing the Lawn
Dominic Otiang’a comes from Kenya. Before moving to Germany he was certain he would not suffer any culture shock. But he was wrong.
Pre-departure integration – The road to Germany begins at home
Potential migrants can learn more about Germany and their job prospects there while still in their home countries – and not only by asking their friends and acquaintances.
Dancing the polka in Milwaukee
Interview with writer and illustrator Nora Krug about her new book “Heimat”, living as a German in the US and the potential of graphic memoirs to deal with the past.
Recognition of qualifications – Orientation in the bureaucratic jungle
Will a foreign electrician’s qualifications be recognized in Germany? Can a doctor from Ghana work in a German hospital? The answers can be found in an official recognition notice.
An Interview with Johannes Ebert – Strengthening civil society actors means social participation
“Germany is a country that relies on international exchange.” As a “living” network, the Goethe-Institut makes present-day issues visible and enriches discourse in Germany with new stimuli and international viewpoints. In an interview, Secretary-General Johannes Ebert explains what focal points of the Goethe-Institut’s international cultural and language work will play a special role in 2019.
Tashweesh-Festival in Cairo – Loud, Louder, Tashweesh!
At the Goethe-Institut’s Tashweesh Festival, artists and intellectuals from North Africa, Europe and the Middle East met to discuss stereotypical gender images. After Brussels, the mammoth project stopped in Cairo for a week and brought together feminist positions.
Art vs. Crisis – The Autonomy of the Arts in Times of Crisis
The Autonomy of the Arts in Times of Crisis: two international panels discussed the subject at the Goethe-Institut Tokyo. Their focus was migration as a disruption and an opportunity and the current crisis of the concept of art.
Terézia Mora – Running from alienation
She left the powdered-sugar winds of the Hungarian countryside behind to become a renowned writer in Berlin: Terézia Mora writes about the excluded, the seekers, and the lovers. Now her work has been honoured with the Georg Büchner Prize.