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For diversity, understanding and trust.  

In front of the Kunsthaus ACUD, an artwork was created over three days at "Goethe-Institut in Exile" under the direction of the art collective ArtLords, which addresses the difficult situation of women and girls in Afghanistan.

Photo (detail): Ksenia Yanko © Goethe-Institut im Exil Photo (detail): Ksenia Yanko © Goethe-Institut im Exil


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The most important currency

Why Germany needs relationships of trust in the world – especially in difficult times. Secretary General Johannes Ebert on foreign cultural and educational policy.

The French circus performer and choreographer Yoann Bourgeois at the opening of the Kultursymposium Weimar with a physical story about failure, hope and rediscovery of trust (in oneself). Goethe-Institut / Victoria Tomaschko

100 years of radio

Radio around the world

100 years ago, in October 1923, the very first German radio station went on air in Berlin. 
To mark the occasion, our magazine Zeitgeister invites you on a journey through the history of radio and tells personal stories of artists and authors from all over the world.

Pink Radio © Anmol Arora / Unsplash

Podcast: Zeitgeister On Air

Every Wednesday, our hosts Soraya Nelson and Dina Elsayed talk to international radio personalities in our new podcast ZEITGEISTER ON AIR in cooperation with "Common Ground Berlin".

Podcast-Header Zeitgeister On Air Visual: Tobias Schrank

Listening to the world

What is the impact of radio in South America, southern Asia and southern Africa? The project "Listening to the World - 100 Years of Radio" explores the historical connection between radio and globalisation.

Bauhaus.Listening.Workshop #2 in Sagada/Manila Goethe-Institut Philippines / Daryl Pangod

A policy of quiet sounds

The Goethe-Institut in times of global crises. A contribution by Carola Lentz, President of the Goethe-Institut, in the journal Politik & Kultur 11/2022.

Carola Lentz © Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

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

For a world that's less disabling

Art and culture have the capacity not only to depict our diverse society, but also to inspire us to shape it in an inclusive way.

Alice Hu and Zenghui Zhang in the performance „Midnight Movie“ directed by Xiao Liu in Theatre YOUNG within the framework of the DAWA Festival in Shanghai 2022. Photo (detail): Zheng Yang © Goethe-Institut Shanghai

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 curator Nino Haratischwili invite authors to overcome the powerlessness of speechlessness.

Key Visual Black Sea Lit Photo: © Kakhaber Emiridze


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