(26 June 2017) Producing intellectual and artistic sources of friction, working out similarities, revealing differences and illustrating the necessity of social change: At the literature festival in Georgia, the Goethe-Institut Tbilisi offers encounters between German and Georgian writers. German-Georgian author Nino Haratishvili spoke with institute director Stephan Wackwitz. [more …]
(23. June 2017) The Goethe-Institut Munich has moved to Haidhausen, one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods. Time to look back at 66 years of shared city history in an interview with institute director Manuela Beck. [more …]
(22 June 2017) What are the consequences of globalisation for culture and cultural policy? Is there still a boundary between “domestic” and “foreign”? What challenges do cultural mediators face today? These questions were negotiated in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut at the Ninth Federal Cultural Policy Congress in Berlin. [more …]
(19 June 2017) The death of the former Chancellor Helmut Kohl is the loss of a friend and advocate of the Goethe-Institut. In many ways, the Kohl era also guided the work of the Goethe-Institut, particularly in the years following the fall of the wall. [more …]
The animated film has a hard time of it in Germany – despite all the outstanding training programs that are available. For a long time the genre was regarded as a playground for the more exotically inclined. Now there are encouraging signs that that may be changing. [more …]
Do our fundamental rights protect people in the digital age? Digital experts from Germany have tried to find an answer – with the Charter of Fundamental Digital Rights of the European Union. An interview with co-initiator Wolfgang Kleinwächter. [more …]
Is your place of origin synonymous with your homeland and with your sense of identity? Or is globalization truncating all of our roots? In the first episode of the “Portofrei” digital correspondence, the writer Nora Bossong will be entering into a debate with the pianist Igor Levit. [more …]
A workbench instead of a desk, comb and scissors instead of a laptop: Many Chinese and Germans are deciding against an office job – and in favour of a career as baker, beekeeper or hairstylist. The Goethe-Institut China met up with some of today's artisans.
The Benelux countries have the most liberal legislation on assisted dying. Are these countries therefore pioneers in Europe? Or simply outliers from the mainstream? The Goethe-Institut Belgium devotes a dossier to these issues.