On 16 November, the fourth issue of the Goethe-Institut’s ZEIT supplement will appear. This time, das goethe travels to young people in Tokyo, Lagos and Jakarta and asks them, “What do you believe in?” As a result, in Japan’s capital city the journalist Kyoko Iwaki encounters a devoted generation, in which hardly anyone still believes in a permanent job and a secure future.
Oppression, exclusion, physical and psychological violence: The women’s and gender projects of the Goethe-Institut Cairo counter them with education and empowerment in workshops for women and men. It is about raising awareness and about renegotiating the distribution of roles within a society. [more …]
The multiple award-winning writer and theatre director Nino Haratischwili comes from Georgia, lives in Hamburg and presently holds a scholarship for a residency at the Kulturakademie Tarabya in Istanbul. There, the 34-year-old author of the novel The Eighth Life is living and working for three months on the grounds of the former summer home of the German ambassador. [more …]