© Lea Delazer
“Social hotspot”, “ghetto“, “no-go area” – certain neighbourhoods are considered “problem zones”. But how did this happen in the first place, and how do residents deal with it? The Goethe-Institut France visits urban districts in Belgium, Germany, France and Italy.
© Sabine Frühstück
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.
© Jasper Braam
Something we hardly think about at home becomes all the more important abroad: food. Because it is not only a basic need, it also involves health, identity and even ethics. The Goethe-Institut China examines the facets of cuisine – in China and in Germany.
© Fanis Vlastaras
The “documenta” in Kassel, and this year in Athens as well, is a leading exhibition of contemporary art. Now it’s almost over – but what remains? Artists, curators and art critics from around the world take stock for the Goethe-Institut Brazil.
© Victoria Holguín
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.
© Enrico Fabian
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.
Brexit is also worrisome to Scotland's most celebrated inhabitant: Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Lacking British citizenship, he or she might soon need a new home. Join with the Goethe-Institut Glasgow in search of a new lake for Nessie!
© DEFA-Stiftung, Dietram Kleist
Summer cinema at home
This summer, in the Goethe-Institut New York's online cinema, everything revolves around the longings of several generations in the former GDR. Six films can be streamed here free of charge until the end of August – “Roll it!”
Illustration On Patrol, Author: Serendigity © Serndigity via Flickr
Reaching for the stars or journeying to distant galaxies have lost none of their fascination. For those who'd rather stay put on earth, the Goethe-Institut Poland has an alternative on offer: science fiction for reading, watching, listening – and for learning German!
© David Polonsky
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.
Detail © Karolina Cerneviciene
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?
Illustration (detail) © Sara Quod
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.
Photo © Goethe-Institut Riga / L. Urme
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 Reformation was an occurrence that not only revolutionised the Church, but also culture and society. Today, 500 years later, the Goethe-Institut Italy asks: How relevant are the Reformation and its revolutionary spirit to the present?
© Li Lubo (李鲁博)
A workbench instead of a desk, comb and scissors instead of a laptop: Many Chinese and Germans are deciding against an office job – and in favour of a career as baker, beekeeper or hairstylist. The Goethe-Institut China met up with some of today's artisans.
Foto: Matias Castello/Getty Images
Learning German on YouTube
Complicated grammar, boring exercises, long vocabulary lists? This has got to stop! That’s why the Goethe-Institut is looking for a creative web video concept for learning German. Sign up, take part!
Wishes for Europe
2017 is Europe’s super election year. We have asked people in and outside of Europe: What do you wish for Europe in 2017? #mywishforeurope
Photo: Tymek Piotrowski © Goethe-Institut Polen
Whether with the thrill of anticipation or weary groans - we perpetually seek to satisfy our wanderlust. In online exhibitions, interviews and more, the Goethe-Institut Poland takes up the theme of travel from a range of perspectives.
Photo: © Stefano Capezzone│FabLab Roma Makers
Whether handicrafts, publishing or product design – digitalisation has also captured the arts and media scene. To connect designers and experts, the Goethe-Institut Italy has taken up the theme of the creative economy.
Photo © Alexey Kubasow
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.
© Rhizomatiks Research
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?
Illustration (detail): © Halfdan Pisket
Graphic artists and illustrators tackle the refugee crisis and process prejudices, fears and misreporting into comics. "Picture Politics" is a project by Goethe-Institutes in Northern Europe.
Bottomap | © Pippo Onorati
Berlin and Rome are not only the capitals of Germany and Italy, they are also the creative centres of their countries. The Goethe Institute Italy shows in a dossier how young designers work in both cities – and what challenges they are facing.
© Dai Jianyong
The Goethe-Institut China investigates the human body and displays it in many facets: as a hybrid entity in art, as an occasion for encounter and conversation, and as a means of expression of identity and aesthetics.
© Goethe-Institut Italien
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.
© Goethe-Institut USA
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.
Photo (CC BY-ND 4.0): Aaron Ashle
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.