Web projects of the Goethe-Institut worldwide

Binge Fever © Colourbox / Image editing Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

Television Made in Germany
Binge Fever

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.

Takween © Goethe-Institut Jordan

Supporting creative industries

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.

Humboldt-Magazin Kosmos Illustration: Erika Torres

Humboldt-Magazine “Cosmos”
The world as a whole

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.

Fokus Millennials © Goethe-Institut Bukarest

Online magazine
Millennials in FOKUS

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.

Perspectives © Goethe-Institut

Intercultural dialogue online

What topics are young authors dealing with in the Arab world? "Perspectives", the new online magazine of the Goethe-Institutes in North Africa and the Middle East, brings these voices together.

Posthumanism © Stefanie Sixt

At the Threshold of a New Era

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.

VR and Journalism © Retune

VR and Journalism
Exchange Across Borders

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.

News Stand Grand Central Photo (detail): © Daniel Albanese

Uwe Johnson's New York
Riverside Drive Revisited

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.

Wincent Weiss in Nordamerika © Kristin Ludwig Photography

10 years of PASCH
Wincent Weiss in North America

To mark the tenth anniversary of the PASCH initiative, Wincent Weiss, one of the greatest stars of the German music scene, is touring North America – at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut Canada.

Women in the Gaming Industry © Priscilla Tramontano

Women and Gaming
Diversity in the Gaming Industry

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.

Magazine C& América Latina © C& América Latina

Magazine C & América Latina
Art in Afro-Latin America, The Caribbean and Africa

With the magazine C& América Latina, the Goethe-Institut Brazil and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations highlight contemporary art from Africa, Afro-Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Marx in the Humboldt-Magazine © Revista Comando

Marx in the Humboldt-Magazine
Diversified reception and discussion

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.

Thematic Space - Public Space © Goethe-Institut/Julia Klement

Public Space
Stages of Diversity and Ideas

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.

Parks © William Jameson

Green Havens

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.

Muslims in Germany © M. Miller

Muslims in Germany
Integration and Daily Life

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 2017/2018 Photo: Sasha Shergina & Marichka Nadvernyuk | © Goethe-Institut Ukraine

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.

In this dossier, the Goethe-Institut Norway brings together films, interviews and articles about the diverse facets of the continent to illustrate its importance and its visions. © Colourbox © Colourbox

Europe Lives
A Continent in Transition?

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.

Ida aus 24h Deutsch mit einem Mikrofon in der Hand Photo: © Goethe-Institut

Learn German with Ida

Hi! I'm Ida, your German teacher on YouTube. I will help you learn grammar and new words, as well as  give you tips on living in Germany. My videos are easiest to understand if you can already speak some German (best suited to levels A2 to B1) and are completely free.

Tell me, Jaan … A Letter-Blog Illustration: Julia Klement © Goethe-Institut Estland

Tell me, Jaan
Fictitious Penpal

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.

Underground, heute © Goethe-Institut

Underground, today
Under Scrutiny

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.

What will become of Europe? © privat/Sara N. Plassig

What will become of Europe?
Letters on Brussels

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.

5 Plus 1 © Colourbox

Interview Series 5 Plus 1
Work and Daily Life

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.

The Street as Canvas

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.

Up to Our Ears © Alice Moore, CC0 1.0

Up to Our Ears
Music on our minds

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!

Bicultural Urbanite © Isabelle Beyer

Bicultural Urbanite
Berlin Calling!

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.

Urban Prospects © Heidi Bergsli

Urban Prospects
Future Workshop “City”

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.

German Traces in Canada
Searching for clues

What does New Brunswick have to do with Braunschweig, and why is a German selling hand-printed T-shirts in Montreal?
The Goethe-Institut Canada goes in search of clues – from yesterday and today.

Bilder der Erinnerung © Mariana Garcés

Images of Memory
On Things Experienced and Kept

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”.

Goethes Pfadfinder © Miroslava Tolarová

Goethe’s Pathfinders
Typically German!?

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. 

Berlin, weil … © Colourbox

Berlin, because …
Declarations of Love to a City

“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.

Flucht, Migration und politisches Exil © Goethe-Institut

Flight, Migration and Political Exile
Witnesses to History – Past and Present

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? 

Sex(less)?! © Sabine Frühstück

Sexual Revolution 2.0?

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.

Photo Coverage © Victoria Holguín

Photo Coverage
From Bogotá to Berlin and Back Again

The Goethe-Institut Colombia traces the differences – and the similarities - between Colombia and Germany. The latest photo coverage takes us into green areas, to memorial parks in Bogotá und Berlin. 

Lifeline Express © Enrico Fabian

Multimedia Coverage
Hospital on Rails

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 © David Polonsky

Graphic Art
"To thine own self be true"

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.

#MyGermanPop Detail © Karolina Cerneviciene

Playlist on Spotify

Around the world, Goethe-Institut fans have voted on Twitter and Facebook and chosen their favourite German pop songs. You can hear the Top 30 now on Spotify – is your favourite among them?

Neue Ufer Illustration (detail) © Sara Quod

New Horizons
That's my city!

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. 

Futur_LV Photo © Goethe-Institut Riga / L. Urme

Paths to a Common Future
Memory as Legacy

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.

Germany @ Canada 2017
From immigration to innovation

This year we'll be celebrating German-Canadian friendship. A dossier of the Goethe-Institut Canada creates a cultural mosaic from German-Canadian contributions.

YouTube Channel for German teaching vloggers Grafik: Goethe-Institut

Learning German on YouTube

Lear German with Ida - grammar, vocabulary and information about living in Germany. Simple and free.

Toppling Barriers © Be. Accessible

Toppling Barriers
A world without barriers

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.

Blog "Literary City Reykjavik" © Adriana Altaras

Blog "Literary City Reykjavik"
Summer in Iceland

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. 

Heute ist Morgen Photo: © Petr Neubert | Národní divadlo

Today is Tomorrow
Visions of the Future

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 

Die Grenze Photo © Alexey Kubasow

The Boundary
Beyond the Horizon

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 © Rhizomatiks Research

Virtual Reality
Within reach

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?

Future Perfect: Growing up well © Performing Arts Studio Yoram Loewenstein

Growing up well
Happy Childhood

A carefree childhood is not a matter of course everywhere. This "Future Perfect" dossier tells how initiatives are encouraging creativity and self-reliance in children and young people.

Open Data Indonesien © Dwi Rahmanto

Open Data
Open to All

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.

Focus Refugees Collage: Horst Kaluppke © Goethe-Institut Montreal

Focus Refugees
Made it!

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.

Konverter Photo © SLANG – Studio für graphic design

Life in Mind

On Life and Dreams: the Goethe-Institut Novosibirsk has launched the platform "Converter" – for stories and themes by young authors and photographers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The city is ours © Lybid Ye, Creative-Commons-Lizenz BY-NC-ND 3.0

The city is ours
Places of Exchange

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.

Erinnerungsräume © Goethe-Institut Riga / Alexey Murashko

Spaces of Remembrance
Bridges to the Future

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.

Data Dreams Photo (Detail): © Davaanyam Delgerjargal

Data Dreams
Digital Identities

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.

Happiness Landscape © Goethe-Institut Italien

Happiness Landscape
What does happiness sound like?

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.

P3M5 © Goethe-Institut USA

Plurality of Privacy Project
Data Privacy in Five Minutes

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.

Life in Plastic Photo (CC BY-ND 4.0): Aaron Ashle

Life in Plastic
In a new look

Earrings, chairs and skateboards made from plastic waste – creative upcycling that is already making a better future a reality: the Future-Perfect Dossier on life with and without plastic.

Language and Culture of the Hungarian Roma Photo (detail): © Galerie Kai Dikhas

Culture of the Hungarian Roma
A Cultural Kaleidoscope

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 ...".

 © DOON 東

2032 Olympics
Virtual Pursuit of Medals

After the Olympics is before the Olympics – that's why we're risking a look at the year 2032. How will future athletes compete for a place on the winners' podium?