Illustration: © Reinhard-Kleist Literature Translating Comics “Encroaching on the drawings is taboo” Text and pictures are more closely interwoven in comics than in any other literary genre. In our interview, comic translator Ulrich Pröfrock reveals why this makes life particularly challenging for translators, and which freedoms they have. [more …] Photo (detail): © istock Modern Life Christopher Street Day From demo to party Streets decked out in the colours of the rainbow and teeming with flamboyantly dressed revellers – that’s what most people associate with Christopher Street Day in Germany. The parade used to be far more than just a gaudy party, however. [more …] Photo (detail) © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Design and Fashion Bauhaus Design The Bauhaus is dead – long live the Bauhaus! Is the Bauhaus still relevant? The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein posed this question to sixty artists, designers and architects in advance of its Bauhaus exhibition. Their answers give some indication of the far-reaching importance of the Bauhaus to this day. [more …] Screenshot twitter.com/AuswaertigesAmt Society and Current Affairs #Brexit Tweets on the Referendum On 23 June 2016 the majority of the British people voted for Brexit, the withdrawal of Great Britain from the EU. The world’s reaction ranged from consternation to approval. Here a compilation of Twitter messages. [more …] Society and Current Affairs Responses to the Brexit Rachel Launay: “Create opportunities, build connections, engender trust” We asked representatives of European cultural institutions what they think about Brexit. Rachel Launay, Country Director of the British Council Germany, expects British Cultural institutions to approach their work in the cultural and educational space with renewed vigour and commitment. [more …] Art Calendar © MKG Japanese pop culture “Hokusai x Manga” The Hamburg Museum of Arts and Crafts builds a bridge from historical to contemporary Japanese art of drawing. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016 Willi BaumeisterWorks on paper Posters, drawings and set designs – an exhibition of Willi Baumeister’s graphic works at the Stuttgart Art Museum © Erbengemeinschaft Arno Fischer Photography in the GDR“Held Time” Ursula Arnold, Arno Fischer and Evelyn Richter: the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig shows the view of three photographers on East Germany. Projects goethe.de/kultursymposiumKultursymposium Weimar 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. goethe.de/180seconds180 Seconds City From Berlin to Bogota – and back via Tokyo and Kolkata! In 180 seconds a picture of the city emerges, showing what unites us and what makes us different. . goethe.de/brasil/episodenEpisodes of the South Debates, research, artistic and academic works using new points of view and ways of thinking about Germany, Europe and the world Goethe.de/FutureperfectFuture Perfect Future Perfect tells the stories of individuals, initiatives and businesses that are working towards a better future in the present. goethe.de/poetstranslatingpoetsPoets Translating Poets Poets from South Asia and Germany translate each other's poems. Photo (detail): © Goethe-Institut goethe.de/migrationMigration und Integration Migration is changing cultures. The Goethe-Institut reflects these developments in Germany and around the world and dedicates its work to the linguistic integration of migrants.