Art Design: Lea Delazer © Goethe-Institut
Screenland flocks to Berlin: The 68th Berlinale takes place between the 15th and 25th of February. Ten bloggers and film journalists from all over the world cover the international film festival as Berlinale Bloggers for the Goethe-Institut. Blogging for Australia for the second time is Brisbane-based film critic Sarah Ward.
© Bernd Struckmeyer
Anti-liberal, nationalistic movements are gaining in strength around the world. Why are populist tendencies on the rise in this era of digitization and globalization? How can the values of democracy be protected?
Our consciousness is in constant flux when it comes to our choices of clothing and housing. Worldwide, more and more people consider the relevance of sustainable consumerism - in which sustainability no longer equals lack of style.
© Anno Dittmer
Subcultures can have a significant impact on visually and culturally shaping a city. This dossier aims to examine subcultures in urban spaces in Germany and Australia.
The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. The Goethe-Institut and the foundation FUTURZWEI collect stories for tomorrow – lived today, everywhere.
Photo (detail): © martinbrombacher.de
Well Worth Seeing
Tourist magnets, architecture as theatre and cultural flagships: buildings like the newly-opened Elbphilharmonie are meant to enhance culture with their spectacular architecture – and positively influence the development of a city or a region. But does it work?