Photo (detail): © wip-studio – Fotolia.com Libraries Study on Reading Promotion “The Library Has to Become an Environment People Can Feel at Home in” The Technical University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg has carried out a study on the promotion of reading in libraries. An interview about reading motivation and reading performance. [more …] Photo (detail): © Isolde Ohlbaum Society and Current Affairs Contemporary German literature A return to politics? The crisis in Europe, the confrontation with refugees: not only German society but also German literature is undergoing politicization. Yet the debates take place mainly in the features section. [more …] Photo (detail): © Berliner Sparkasse, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015 Visual Arts 100 Years of Dada Nonsense against nonsense Intentional provocation and anti-art – the Dada movement opposed all norms of bourgeois culture and nationalism through its shock tactics. How relevant is Dada today, 100 years later? [more …] Photo (detail): Stefan Braunbarth / Sony Music Protest Song in Germany “Destroy What Destroys You!” Underground has become complicated. Because it assumes that there are norms that must be protested against. [more …] Collage (detail): © Peter Güllenstern und Jürgen Stollhans Visual Arts Academy of the Arts of the World Beyond Romantic Notions of Multiculturalism In Cologne, the Academy of the Arts of the World has been oriented towards a more global perspective, providing in this way an alternative to the predominantly Eurocentric cultural scene. [more …] Art Calendar ©Alamannenmuseum Ellwangen ArchaeologyThe Celts in 3-D The Alemanni Museum in Ellwangen makes archaeology vivid using new technological possibilities. © Rainer Noebauer-Kammerer Photography and InstallationLandscape today An exhibition of landscape depictions by contemporary artists from German-speaking countries at the Dortmund Künstlerhaus ©Christel Strobel, Agentur für Primrose Film Productions AnimationThe Valiant Cutter An exhibition in Düsseldorf shows works from the estate of the animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger. 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. Foto: Goethe-Institut / Andrea Fernandes goethe.de/poetstranslatingpoetsPoets Translating Poets Poets from South Asia and Germany translate each other's poems. Photo (detail): © Goethe-Institut Migration 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.