Dialoge 20-13 - Kolkata von Sasha Waltz / Padmini Chettur / Mahler Chamber Orchestra Photo: Martin Wälde

Living Culture

We are promoting the cultural exchange between Germany and Australia. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals which focus on the shared artistic production, reception and reflection.

Projects

This page informs about the current topics in our web and cultural work.

Web Dossiers

Bicultural Urbanite

Bicultural Urbanite is our new blog with stories from Berlin. Australians Luke and Brianna write about their expat life in the German capital.

Freepost

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?

Kino in Oz

For #kinoinoz, Brisbane-based film critic Sarah Ward takes a closer look at German films screening down under. Here you'll find everything from film reviews and interviews to release information.

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?

Sustainably Chic

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.

Urban Subcultures

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.

Future Perfect

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.

180 Seconds City

From Berlin to Bogota – and back via Tokyo and Kolkata! In 180 seconds a picture of the city emerges, showing what unites us and what makes us different.

It’s Berlinale time!

The 67th Berlinale will be held from 9 until 19 February. Twelve bloggers and film journalists from around the world will cover the international film festival for the Goethe-Institut – from an international perspective. 

Focus Culture

Responsibility & Humanity

Responsibility & Humanity – Culture, Nature and Terror? is an event series presented in Australia by the Goethe-Institut. Join us for the dialogue between a group of four contemporary German thinkers and a range of inspiring Australian guests. Investigate the key philosophical questions of our time with us!

Fast Fashion

How is it possible, that fashionable clothing items are so cheap? Who are the people producing the items and under what circumstances are they working? What impact do the fast changing fashion trends have on the environment? The exhibition Fast Fashion. The dark side of fashion deals with these questions...

Goethe-Institut Damascus | In Exile

In 2016 the Goethe-Institut in Berlin initiated the project “Damascus in Exile”: for two weeks, the Goethe-Institut provided a room, infrastructure, facilities and a framework for Syrian artists who had come to Germany. Now, a similar idea comes to Sydney...

Herlinde Koelbl

Herlinde Koelbl is one of the major political photographers in Germany. Her photos addressing burning issues of the time have made her known worldwide. Koelbl combines a journalistic documentary approach with high artistic standards in a way uniquely her own.

Popcast

Current Music from Germany

tanzconnexions

The dossier Tanzconnexions aims to give insights into and information about contemporary styles of dance in the Asia-Pacific region and in Germany.

100 years after World War I

The 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War focuses the attention of the world on an event which left an indelible mark on the history of the 20th century.

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