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Kafka 2024

Anniversary year

Kafka today

Even today, 100 years after his death, Franz Kafka's impact remains undiminished. Goethe-Instituts in 36 countries are celebrating the Kafka anniversary with a wide range of events – from theatre and music to virtual spheres.

Franz Kafka in the 21st century

Why do we continue to find Franz Kafka so compelling 100 years after his death? Why is Kafka still considered to be so modern and contemporary? What awaits us in Kafka’s anniversary year of 2024? Reiner Stach, Kafka’s most important biographer, provides us with some answers.

Kafka at the age of 34 in July 1917 © Wagenbach Verlag (Art work: Tobias Schrank)

Playing Kafka

Together with the independent game studio, Charles Games, the Goethe-Institut in Prague is developing a video game that brings Kafka's literary world to life in a virtual space.

Video game Playing Kafka © Goethe-Institut / Charles Games

Here to stay

The “Training Partnerships in Latin America” (APAL) programme prepares school students and alumni of PASCH schools in El Salvador and Mexico for a dual training course in Germany. Ámbar Navarro Becerra, currently training as a radiology assistant at the University Hospital Bonn, reports on her experiences.

Participants in the “Training Partnerships in Latin America” (APAL) programme after the B1 examination in October 2022 at the Goethe-Institut in Mexico City. Goethe-Institut / Irving Cabello Sierra

Increasing Demand

The Goethe-Institut has been involved in the area of training and advising skilled workers from abroad since 2007. In interview, Ulrike Drißner, Director of Language Work in Southeast Asia, and Regional Director Stefan Dreyer talk about limits to capacity and transparent recruitment processes.

The Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin (left) and Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Dr. Stefan Dreyer, after signing the memorandum of understanding in Jakarta. Goethe-Institut Indonesien / Ryan Rinaldy

Goethe-Institut in Exile

Goethe-Institut in Exile is a meeting place, shelter and stage for cultural professionals who can no longer work in their home country because of war or censorship. In countries where the Goethe-Institut and other international cultural institutions have had to close their locations, many artists and intellectuals have lost spaces for dissent, dialogue and intercultural exchange.

Key Visual Goethe-Institut im Exil © Goethe-Institut

Black Sea Lit

The literature project "Geschichten vom Schwarzen Meer - Black Sea Lit" reopens the dialogue with the Black Sea region. Until the end of 2024, the Goethe-Institut and the curators Nino Haratischwili and Laura Cwiertnia invite authors to overcome the powerlessness of speechlessness.

Key Visual Black Sea Lit Photo: © Kakhaber Emiridze

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