Qatar Germany 2017
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Qatar’s focus on Germany successfully launched © Goethe-Institut Gulf Region

Qatar’s focus on Germany successfully launched

Qatar Museums, the German Embassy Doha and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region officially launched Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture with a concert performed by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at Katara Opera House on 1 February 2017.

Filmland Deutschland © Goethe-Institut Gulf Region

Exploring Germany through movies

Following the opening night, the Doha Film Institute marks the celebration of the Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture with a compelling showcase of German movies by master filmmakers.

Seeing Doha through a photographer’s lense © Goethe-Institut Gulf Region

Seeing Doha through a photographer’s lense

Qatar Museums, the German Embassy Doha and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region have invited German photographers to Doha for a mutual exchange with Qatari photographers. 

Promoting Qatari Children’s Literature © Goethe-Institut Gulf Region

Promoting Qatari Children’s Literature

Qatar National Library, Hamad bin Khalifa University Press, the German Embassy Doha and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region have launched a project for Qatar children books authors under the title “Books - Made in Qatar”.

Jordis Schlösser © Tilman Müller

Interview with Jordis Schlösser

German photographer Jordis Schlösser has visited Doha during the Qatari-German photographers exchange. 

David Niemann © David Niemann

Interview with David Niemann

Awardwinning and lauded German conductor David Niemann has conducted the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for the opening concert of Qatar Germany 2017. 

The Constitute © The Constitute

The Constitute Interview

German designers Christian Zöllner and Sebastian Piatza presented their work at the Tasmeem Design Biennial at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Doha. 

FAVO: Falk Breitkreuz, Volker Schlott, Sander De Winne © FAVO, Volker Schlott

Interview with Volker Schlott

German jazz saxophonist Volker Schlott will visit Doha in fall 2017 with his band Favo. He will give concerts and workshops as part of the Qatar Germany 2017 program. 

Media Dialogue Program by Deutsche Welle Academy © Nicolas Martin

Media Dialogue Program by Deutsche Welle Academy

Two journalists from Doha participated in the program for journalists from the Gulf Region: Nagham Mouneer Nasser and El Mokhtar El Aballaoui.

The Constitute at Virginia Commonwealth University Doha © Mike Gallagher

The Constitute at Virginia Commonwealth University Doha

At the 2017 edition of Tasmeem Design Biennial of the Virginia Commonwealth University three German designers presented their innovative creations.

Playing with words and rhymes © Oscar T.Rialubin by Qvision

Playing with words and rhymes

In March 2017 poetry fans embarked on a journey to explore poetry and poetry slam with the German poetry slammers Julian Heun and Dominique Macri.

Exploring Germany at the Qatar International Food Festival © Billy Gene Gonzales

Exploring Germany at the Qatar International Food Festival

From 29 March to 8 April 2017 Qatar International Food Festival’s eights edition drew more than 240.000 visitors to the Sheraton Hotel Park in Doha. 

Kera © Dan Green

Interview with Street Artists Kera and QUINTESSENZ

In October 2017 German street artist Kera and his artist colleague Tomislav Topic from QUINTESSENZ come to Doha. 

Mathematics and Internationalization © AGYA

Inspire and be inspired by Mathematics

With this goal in mind the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) convened a podium discussion on 26 November 2017. 

Deutsche Modelabel Perret Schaad verzaubert Dohapublikum © Tarik Al Husseini

German design label Perret Schaad bewitch Doha audience

Two German designers visited the 12th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition in November 2017. 

German jazz at Katara European Jazz Festival © Tarik Al Husseini

German jazz at Katara European Jazz Festival

Germany had the honour to officially open the 4th Katara European Jazz Festival with a performance of German jazz trio FAVO. 

Germany - A Country of Many Tunes © Tarik Al Husseini

Germany - A Country of Many Tunes

In November 2017, the German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut wrapped up their successful cooperation with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in the Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture. 

German Street Art at the Fire Station © Tarik Al Husseini

German Street Art at the Fire Station

From 20 to 28 October 2017 visitors to the Fire Station Artist in Residence had the opportunity to see two German street artists working on their wall paintings.

How to design the vehicle of the future © Maya Röder

How to design the vehicle of the future

As part of the Qatar Germany 2017 students of the Pforzheim University for Design visited together with their professor Dr Lutz Fügener Doha. 

A Playground for Film Makers © Abdulrahman Hassona

A Playground for Film Makers

German filmmaker Marcus Zaiser conducted a series of technical labs on grip, lighting and cinematography. 

Media Dialogue II: Journalists Building the Future © Nicolas Martin

Journalists Building the Future

This program by Deutsche Welle Academy which is tailor made for journalists from the Gulf Region went into its second round in Kuwait. 

Football meets Culture © Dana Rösinger

Football meets Culture

The German Football Ambassador and the Qatar Women’s Sport Committee organized a women’s football match. 
 

Ajyal Youth Film Festival © Doha Film Institute

German Film At The Ajyal Youth Film Festival

Every November the Doha Film Institute invites young film fans to immerse themselves in the world of film and exchange ideas.

Doha International Book Fair © Tarik Al Husseini

Doha International Book Fair

From 29 November to 5 December 2017 Germany had the honour of being guest country at the Doha International Book Fair.