The African cultural infrastructure is presently at a turning point. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, president of the Goethe-Institut, highlights the positive and mutual interest in the urgent questions of postcolonial museum work in his keynote address at the opening of the final international Museum Conversations conference in Windhoek.
We can read media, but can we distinguish real news from fake? The Goethe-Institut Moscow is now entering its second round with The Earth Is Flat - How to Read Media? and is creating a participatory educational project.
In a ceremony in the Berlin Funkhaus, alumni and politicians celebrated the tenth anniversary of the international volunteer programme kulturweit. In 2009, volunteers were sent to Goethe-Instituts and partner schools of the Goethe-Institut abroad for the first time. Then as now, curiosity and a dose of courage are important prerequisites.
To celebrate the 250th birthday of Alexander von Humboldt, the Stiftung Humboldt Forum is organising a two-day festival together with the Goethe-Institut. On 13 September, the exhibition "The Nature of Things: Humboldt, Comings and Goings" will open in Berlin as part of these festivities. It shows 14 contemporary artists in dialogue with 14 historical artistic positions. We spoke about it with curator Halim Badawi.