Streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Video or Hulu have not only revolutionized the quality and formats of movies and series but also dramatically changed user behaviour. Thanks to these new distribution channels, German series are receiving unprecedented attention in the USA.
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Through various learning opportunities, the Goethe-Institut Jordan and the design collective platform support young local designers and creative entrepreneurs in building networks and becoming creative together.
For Alexander von Humboldt, “cosmos” means grasping the world as a whole. In the current issue of the Humboldt Magazine, artists and scientists from South America and Germany reflect on therelationship between man and the environment, economy and ecology.
Millennials in FOKUS is the project of the Generation Y or Millennials, the ones that by 2020 will make up one third of the global workforce. Journalists from Germany and Romania deal with topics and problems that will shape the future.
What ethical, social and political questions arise when automation and artificial intelligence revolutionize the world of work? In the dossier on Posthumanism the Goethe-Institut Canada takes a critical look at these issues.
From April to November 2018, the Goethe-Institut Montreal's VR:RV project invites VR producers, artists and journalists from Germany and Canada to participate in discourses and carry out joint projects.
Over 50 years ago, Uwe Johnson began writing Anniversaries, a masterpiece of postwar German literature. On the occasion of the first complete English translation of the book, the Goethe-Institut USA takes you on a journey to discover Uwe Johnson's New York.
Women make up half of those who play computer games, although they are clearly in the minority in the production of digital games. In the dossier „Women and Gaming“, the Goethe-Institut Brazil presents new developments in the industry.
The Humboldt Magazine presents divergent views on topics from Germany and South America. In the current issue, the Goethe-Institut Brazil focuses on the German philosopher and social theorist Karl Marx on the occasion of his 200th birthday.
What are the requirements for public spaces? What are the dangers and challenges facing public spaces in our cities? On the occasion of the founding anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the Goethe-Institut Estonia pays special attention to these questions.
What do we use parks in our cities for? What significance do parks have for people? The Goethe-Institut USA travelled with a video team through parks in Germany and the USA and captured impressions of the green oases.
How do Muslims in Germany practice their religion? How do they interact with their social environment? What wishes, joys, worries and fears do they have? Through essays, interviews and photo stories, the Goethe-Institut Indonesia gives an insight into the life of German Muslims.
German-Ukrainian Language Year Music, Readings and Experimental Shows
A street festival, music tours and a digital children's university: During the German-Ukrainian Language Year the Goethe-Institut Ukraine presents German language and culture across the country, inspiring children and young people to take the next step – to learn German.
What are the challenges facing Europe today? What does the future of the continent look like? In this dossier, the Goethe-Institut Norway brings together films, interviews and articles about the diverse facets of the continent – and illustrates its importance and visions.
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How do you get to know a society best? By observing and inquiring. In this project of the Goethe-Institut Estonia the German historian and travel guide Martinus Mancha does both: he puts questions to the fictitious Estonian Jaan Tamm and in his letters, presents his everyday life in a familiar and equally seemingly alien society.
What does „Underground“ mean when critical artistic activities are constantly covered by the media and art is recycled almost as a mere cultural commodity? The Goethe-Institut Canada addresses this question and looks at different cultural areas both locally and in Germany.
A Europe that is more for the people – what could it look like? The Goethe-Institut Norway has invited two convinced pro-Europe women to an exchange of letters: Ulrike Guérot, political scientist from Germany, and Kirsti Methi, Chairwoman of the Norwegian European Movement.
The artists and experts interviewed in our series “5 Plus 1” love their work. Nonetheless, the Goethe-Institut Norway wants to know what other profession they would like to have – and gets surprising answers.
Street art originally arose in New York – people there used walls as canvases for political commentary. Today this art form is found on walls all over the world. The Goethe-Institut Canada, together with Goethe-Instituts in Mexico and the USA, presents street art from all three countries.
Voices, sounds and noises – the Czech young people’s magazine Jádu goes in search of music in all its facets. From pop music to “mushroom music”: whether we can, want to or have to, listening is worth it!
Two Australians in Berlin blog for the Goethe-Institut in Australia. The travel bug brought Luke Troynar and Brianna Summers from Melbourne to Germany – and their holiday destination became their second homeland.
How do we want to live? This question is being raised in cities in particular. Green, vibrant and cosmopolitan – the Goethe-Institut Norway portrays ideas. for the future, by and for cities in Norway and Europe.
A house in the country, a location in the city – some places have a special meaning for us. The Goethe-Instituts of Colombia and Brazil have invited authors, intellectuals and cultural creatives from South America to describe their very own, personal “image of memory”.
What does a pacifist think of Europe’s largest hunting fair? What does a biology student fear at a huge motorcycle exhibition? The Goethe-Institut Czech Republic’s pathfinders explore German culture at typical and not-so-typical venues.
“If not in Warsaw then THERE! THERE you can run across the street in your pyjamas” – Berlin is the place of longing par excellence for artists and intellectuals from around the world. The Goethe-Institut Poland has collected declarations of love by Polish cultural creatives.
Reservations about accepting refugees exist in many countries. Reason enough for the Goethe-Institut Latvia to ask: who is actually arriving and what does flight mean for individuals? And: did not Latvians themselves have to live in exile until recently?
According to recent surveys, sex no longer plays any part for over half of all Japanese couples. Is sexuality gradually shifting into virtual worlds? Is Japan leading the way here? Experts and artists from Germany and Japan bring light into the darkness for the Goethe-Institut Japan.
India’s Lifeline Express is the world’s first hospital train. It provides the population in rural areas with medical treatment by dedicated doctors – free of charge. The Goethe-Institut India went along on one of its journeys.
Channa Maron was one of Israel's best-known actors. As a child she fled Nazi Germany, conquered Israel's stages as a young woman and championed peace into her old age. Illustrators David Polonsky and Barbara Yelin have traced her eventful life in a comic.
Two comic artists from France and Germany blog each month for the Goethe-Institut France. Christopher Tauber alias Piwi from Frankfurt and Sara Quod from Lyon illustrate impressions and fun facts about their cities on a specific theme, music for instance.
How much of the past must, how much of it should be carried forward into the future? What memories divide society, what memories bring it together? The Goethe-Institut Latvia goes in search of remembrance cultures in Latvia and Germany.
The world is open to people with physical and mental disabilities! The platform Future Perfect collects encouraging stories from around the world and shows where and how a better future is already reality.
Living and working in Iceland – the Goethe-Institut Denmark and the Icelandic capital Reykjavik have invited author Adriana Altaras. She'll tell about her experiences on our literary blog from April until September.
What kind of world do we want to live in? And how long do we want to wait until it becomes a reality? The dossier of the German-Czech young people's portal Jádu reveals what today's and tomorrow's generation
Where does Europe end and Asia begin? How do boundaries arise and what do these lines of demarcation mean for countries and people? The Goethe-Institute Moscow has invited young artists to take up the theme of boundaries – in the geographic and figurative sense.
Virtual Reality we can touch is now also available, in theatre and media art. The Goethe-Institut Japan explores in depth these digital creations: can we rediscover reality in this way, or will we get lost in fantasy worlds?
Government agencies publish data, members of the public can use them for their own purposes: this is the central concept behind the open data movement internationally. The Goethe-Institut Indonesia presents ways in which a culture of publically accessible data can emerge in Southeast Asia.
The Goethe-Institut Canada’s dossier is dedicated to the global discourse on the situation of refugees. In focus are unconventional solutions, courageous engagement and success stories – by and for refugees.
Grimy and grey? Or colourful and livable? Cities are as we shape them – as shown by the stories this Future-Perfect dossier tells: of urban initiatives seeking to develop community spaces and promote creativity.
What memories of the 20th century divide society, what bring it together? The Goethe-Institut Latvia wanted to know – and asked individuals for a personal look back in digital form. The result: over 90 fragments – out of which in the end a theatrical work arose.
The digital revolution is changing our lives in fundamental ways. How are we dealing with this and how can we come to a better understanding of ourselves in these new worlds? The Goethe-Instituts in East Asia have invited artists, hackers and other experts to take positions on this issue.
People in Trieste, Rome, Naples and Palermo have answered the Goethe-Institut Italy. In about 70 podcasts, they guide us to places of their very own, personal, audible happiness: Italy as an acoustic landscape of happiness.
What do the private sphere and data privacy mean in the digital age? The theatre project P3M5, initiated by the Goethe-Institut USA, revolves around this question. Dramatists from the USA and Europe present their answers in 5-minute films.
Centuries old and vibrant to this day – the language and culture of the Hungarian Roma. The Goethe-Institut Hungary devotes a dossier to this important and complex chapter of European cultural history.
"In Conversation With ..." Diversity of forms
Fruits and vegetables that do not conform to specific standards never make it to the supermarket. But artist Uli Westphal's camera captures them. He tells why in the latest interview in the Goethe-Institut Prague's series "In Conversation With ...".