Web projects of the Goethe-Institut worldwide – 2015

© Goethe-Institut

Kultursymposium Weimar   deutschenglish

A cultural symposium with a festival format and participants from around the world who will spend three days exploring the topic of sharing and exchange.

Step into German   deutschenglishespañolfrançais

This German-American youth portal uses music, film and soccer to familiarize youngsters with Germany and the German language.
© Nadia Mounier

Tales for Tomorrow   deutschenglish

On the platform Future Perfect, the Stiftung Futurzwei and the Goethe-Institut are collecting stories about alternative lifestyles and sustainable business practices.
© colourbox.com

Between Worlds   deutschportuguês

Living between two countries: the Humboldt Dossier recounts the experiences of foreigners in Brazil, Latin Americans in New York and refugees in Germany.
© Proton Színház, Rév Marcell

In the Centre of Europe   deutschmagyar

How are Hungarian intellectuals reflecting on the situation of refugees in Europe and Hungary? The dossier “Greetings from the Centre of the Continent” offers answers.
© Jimmy Ogonga

City and Coastline   deutschenglish

In Berlin and along the Kenyan coast, four photographers for goethe.de/kenia set off in search of motifs from every day life.
© George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, CC BY 2.0

Belonging   deutschenglish

Integrating oneself into a group, let alone a society, is also a totally individual process. The German-Czech young people's magazine Jádu has compiled stories about belonging.
© Victoria Holguin

VW Beetle in Bogotá   deutschespañol

On the road in Colombia with her camera, photographer Victoria Holguin discovered a street lined with repair shops for VW Beetles right in the midst of the capital, Bogotá.
© Soumit-and-Soumita-Bhattacharya

Artists-in-Residence   deutschenglish

A few months free of financial worries/pressures, working instead on a cultural project and inspired by new impressions - cultural residencies make it possible.
© Leif Hinrichsen

Colonial Continuity   deutschenglish

In recent years, many African countries have celebrated 50th anniversaries of their independence. But even today, traces of colonial times are still to be found in mentalities.
Fotocredit: Michael Krupp © Goethe-Institut

Fikrun wa Fann "Participation, Sharing, Exchanging"   deutschenglish[arabic]فارسي (Persisch)

Take Fikrun wa Fann with you as an e-paper. In Arabic, Persian, English, German.
Keoni Cabral, CC BY 2.0

When you can’t help but laugh   deutschčesky

What one person thinks is funny another finds ridiculous. A dossier on the spectrum of humour in Germany and the Czech Republic.
© AnonMoos | Wiki Commons

(Un-)Bounded   deutschespañol

Many areas of life have boundaries: political, social, gender-specific. A dossier on boundaries – and what people do to overcome them.
© Goethe-Institut Moskau

Russian Lyric Poetry   deutschрусский

Graduates of the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts recite works by contemporary Russian poets – in unconventional surroundings.
© Jutta Martha Beiner

Current Issues   deutschnorsk

Migration, equal rights and education: contemporary themes from German and Norwegian perspectives are discussed in our dossier "Current Issues"

Poets Translating Poets   deutsch

Poets from South Asia and Germany translate each other's poems.
Foto: Wasyl Tschurikow

Refugees   deutschукраїнська

A dossier on private and governmental initiatives: how are Ukraine and Germany addressing migration, emigration and fleeing?

Land of Inventors – Research in Germany   deutschenglish

The exhibition focuses on world-changing German inventions across the scientific disciplines. The spotlight is on both historical discoveries and pioneering innovations.

Blog: Inga Kerber – Artist in Residence   deutsch

The Leipzig photographer Inga Kerber dives into vietnam’s art and cultural scene and is living and working in Hanoi. Her impressions can be seen in this blog.

Blog Poetry Slam   deutschportuguês

Der Poetry-Slammer Nils Straatmann berichtet über Rassismus, Intoleranz und Verfolgung in Brasilien.
© Goethe-Institut

Blog Kamishibai-international   deutsch

Kindern und Jugendlichen aus Abidjan, Bremen und Sao Paolo erarbeiten eine Kamishibaigeschichte zum Thema Mehrsprachigkeit.
© Goethe-Institut

Blog: Here we are!   deutschenglish

The project “Here we are!” is based on the assumption that young Europeans of different background are enthusiastic and creative and that they possess a variety of natural given talents, which are there to be fostered and developed.

Mugran Foto Blog   english

Creative photography by Sudanese and international photographers
© colourbox

On the run: A debate   deutschenglish

Each week, Indian author Aman Sethi and German journalist Georg Diez share thoughts on current developments in the refugee issue.

Cultural Education in Russia and Germany in dialogue   deutschрусский

What is the state of cultural education in Russia and Germany? Read and listen to contributions on the topic.
© Margo Ovcharenko; Pop/off/art gallery; RTR gallery

Dossier: Photography in Russia and Germany   deutschрусский

What's going on in contemporary photography in Russia and Germany? The dossier “Photography” presents positions from both countries.
© Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

Dossier: Innovative and socially conscious   deutschукраїнська

Practical solutions from below – how socially conscious start-ups and initiatives in Ukraine and Germany are tackling social grievances.
© Goethe-Institut

African Futures   english

What does Africa's future look like? African artists and intellectuals respond to this question as part of the project African Futures.
© Goethe-Institut

The City in 180 Seconds   deutschenglish

Mine, yours, our?! In the third series of our video project 'The City in 180 Seconds' filmmakers investigate what city dwellers share – and what they'd rather not!
Foto: Evan Gilman

Indonesia at the Frankfurt Book Fair   deutschenglishBahasa Indonesia

Indonesia is Guest of Honour at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair. The dossier gathers the best articles, most interesting interviews and many useful links.
Foto: Gabriel Corredor Aristizábal

Dossier: Alternatives The City   deutschespañol

Hectic, loud, stressful: life can be like that in major South American cities. Where can city dwellers find oases of relaxation, and how can they reinvent urban life?
© Maria Nikonowa

Dossier: Contemporary Literature   deutschрусский

Book jackets, poetry slams, contemporary poets – these are only a few elements of the literary world. The dossier considers them from German and Russian perspectives.

Actopolis   deutschenglish

ACTOPOLIS brings together artists, urbanists and activists from six South-Eastern metropolises and the Ruhr region to develop artistic city projects.

Deutschlandlabor   deutsch

Does every German have an expensive car? Does everything really function perfectly in Germany? Deutschlandlabor (i.e. Germany as laboratory) investigates commonplace clichés about Germans.
© Goethe-Institut

Streaming Egos   deutschenglishespañolfrançaisitalianoportuguês

Who are we in the internet and how do we get together in the digital age? The Goethe-Institut's project "Streaming Egos" addresses these issues.
© Daniel Tornero Rojo/ Goethe-Institut Spanien

Dossier: Illustration   deutschespañol

Between graphics design and art - the dossier "Illustration" presents artists from Spain and Germany together with their works.
Photo: Quinn Dombrowski via flickr CC-BY 2.0

Dossier: Number games in China and Germany   deutsch

Nothing seems as universally valid to us as the system of numbers. What part do they play in our every day lives?
Foto (Ausschnitt): FaceMePLS (@flickr) / CC BY 2.0

Dossier: Debit and Credit   deutschčesky

Money makes the world go 'round. Or does it? A dossier on the seemingly self-evident value of coins and notes
Achim Wagner © Goethe-Institut

Online Magazine Fikrun wa Fann   deutschenglishعربي

The cultural magazine that encourages a contribution towards shaping cultural exchange between Germany and Islam-orientated cultural groups, has a new edition on "Literature".
German comic artist Mawil at work | Photo: Goethe-Institut Lettland

Comic videos   deutsch

10 Latvian and German comic artists allow us a look over their shoulder while they are drawing.
Traditional buildings in Seoul | Photo: Daniel Tändler

Dossier: Urban Space   deutsch

How can we make large cities liveable? A dossier on Korea and Germany
Photo: Uschi Kemper, Radio Arabella

Dossier: Goethes's Scouts   deutsch

A czech pacifist at a German hunting fair? Goethe's scouts are in search of opposites.
Intransit - © Goethe-Institut

Intransit   english

Urban Development and Placemaking accross borders, connecting groups, actively engaged in qualitative improvements in living conditions in urban neighbourhoods or rural regions

Europoly   deutschenglish

Europoly will take a closer look at European realities – in theatre, in film, on our website – on how the crisis has affected people, cultures, cities and everyday lives.
© José Guadalupe Posada

Dossier: Taboo   deutschespañolportuguês

Every country has its own taboos – kissing in public, psychotherapy or death. Which taboos exist in Latin America and Germany?
Syda Productions - Fotolia.com

Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz   deutsch

Exercises from A1-B2, expert-interviews and video-clips about working in Germany
 © Chief Nyamweya

Dossier: Comics in Kenya and Germany   deutschenglish

The world of colourful pictures – the dossier “Comics” presents artists from Kenya and Germany and their work.
© Ciarán Fahey | Abandoned Berlin

Dossier: The Ravages of Time   deutschenglishčesky

Nothing and no-one is immune to the ravages of time. A dossier on how ageing, decay and death is dealt with in the Czech Republic and Germany.”
© Zé Barreta

Episodes of the South   deutschenglishespañolportuguês

New ways of viewing and thinking about Germany, Europe and the world are presented on the international Episodes of the South platform.
© Maria Nikonowa; Eugenia Kisterewa

Dossier: Start-ups in Russia and Germany   deutschрусский

Just having an idea is not enough – what do start-ups in Russia and Germany need if they are to be successful?
Foto (Ausschnitt): Sascha Weidner

Dossier: Lifestyles   deutschenglish

The ways in which people live are just as diverse as people themselves. How do people live in Kenya and Germany?
© Blunt | (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Dossier: Culture of Memory   deutschespañol

2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. How are Spain and Germany influenced by these events?

German as a foreign language worldwide. 2015 survey   deutschenglish

The survey of the number of German learners worldwide shows trends and developments in interest in the German language.
Photo: Kerry Randolph, NC-BY-2.0, via flickr

Dossier: Adventures   deutschenglish中文(简体)

What role do adventures play in the here and now? A dossier about real adventures and inquisitive people in China and Germany.
© Kathrin Golda-Pongratz

Dossier: Architecture and the City   deutschespañol

Who owns the city? Architects in Spain and Germany address criticism of the sell-out of the city and the impending loss of quality of life.

Umdenken – von der Natur lernen   deutschenglish

Games, filmclips and hands-on activities about the importance of the four elements water, fire, earth and air.

Dossier: Hierarchies in South America and Germany   deutschespañol

Hierarchies can be found everywhere – in the family, at the workplace and on the street. How do they come about, and how do they function?

Overheard   deutschsuomeksi

During the First World War, some famous Finns gathered in this palace. Move through the rooms, listen to them, and watch them.

Dossier: Physical Culture   deutschportuguês

2016 Rio de Janeiro will host the Olympic Games. A dossier on physical culture – not just in sports.

Dossier: Night   deutschenglish中文(简体)

It’s night half our lives. A dossier on night owls, night watchmen and night markets, in China and Germany.

Future Perfect   deutschenglish

The Goethe-Institut and the foundation Futurzwei collect stories for tomorrow – lived today, everywhere.
© Goethe-Institut

Fikrun wa Fann „Psychology“   deutschenglishعربيفارسي (Persisch)

Fikrun wa Fann is also available as an e-paper.
© Goethe-Institut

German-language Film Festival 2015   deutschlietuviškai

The Goethe-Institut Lithuania will be accompanying the German-language Film Festival in Lithuania with online articles, presentations of films and information about the venues.

Architecture of the fifties in Germany   deutschLatviski

The Goethe-Institut Latvia shows an online exhibition about the architecture of the 1950s with photographs by Hans Engels and lyrics by Axel Tilch.

Video reportages: Wartime Artists   deutschfrançais

Three artists from Germany, France and Russia search for traces of their “alter egos” from the time of World War I.

Discordant Harmony   english

The project invites institutions, curators, artists and scholars to look into the ever-changing notion of ‘harmony’ in terms of history, art, society and people.

Graphic Novels at School   deutschPolski

Goethe.de/Polen invites you to learn German with comic-strip artists Mawil and Birgit Weyhe.

Urban Places – Public Spaces   deutschenglish

This global debate connects via live video conference 27 experts and residents from seven nations.
Tardi/Verney „Elender Krieg“ 1914-1919 | © Edition Moderne 2014

The First World War in Comics   deutschenglish

Comic artists approach the history of the First World War in their works. A dossier on history in pictures
Berlinale-Blogger 2015 | Design: Lea Delazer

Berlinale blog 2015   deutschenglish

News and views on the Berlinale 2015 from young film journalists from eight countries

Berlinale Blog 2015   deutschenglishespañol中文(简体)中文(繁體)日本語englishعربي

News and views on theBerlinale 2015 from young film journalists from 8 countries
Foto: Nicholas Boos, CC BY-ND 2.0

Journalist Exchange   deutschעברית

Journalists from Tel Aviv, Berlin and Ramallah in conversation about Israeli humour, night life in Ramallah and Palestinian cuisine.

Dossier: Tales for the Future   deutschportuguês

German and Brazilian writers answer the question “We find ourselves in the year 2064 and you celebrate your 50th birthday. What does the world look like?”


Web projects of the Goethe-Institut worldwide