The Goethe Advent Calendar is back! This year we accompany the Goethe family in 24 stories to a colourful Christmas. Will Christmas be a success despite the ups and downs? Find out for yourself and take part in the competition! With a little luck, you could win great surprise packages and discount codes for our language courses.
Which topics and discourses are we dealing with worldwide? The online magazine Zeitgeister invites experts, artists and authors to a joint exchange. It offers local and global perspectives - on postcolonialism, sustainability, post-digital cultures, feminism and current affairs.
The Wunderkammer of Passing Futures brings together relics of our future's past in a participatory, non-hierarchical and collective action in the form of a digital cabinet of curiosities.
-> Submit objects you would like to find in the virtual Wunderkammer by filling out the online form.
Reading promotes development, expands both language vocabulary and horizons, and stimulates the imagination. It helps to understand others and discover new worlds. On this page, we present great new publications for young readers from the German-speaking world.
In her final column, Olga Grjasnowa zeroes in on two words that hold a special place in the German language: „Heimat“, an elusive concept that can be hard to get your head around, and “Wurzeln”, which at least seems quite tangible. Both are heavily fraught with political and emotional connotations.
The real world is much more diverse than is reflected in our literature. A discrepancy that is also revealed in books written in German for children and teenagers. Victoria Engels briefly touches upon the complexity of the “diversity question” and casts a spotlight on few authors who are closing the gap with their contributions.
The project IMAGE & BIAS critically engages with cultural realities being increasingly determined by imperceptible technologies. IMAGE + BIAS is a cooperation with Arti Vive, Gray Area and Fotomuseum Winterthur.
Once a month, the Goethe-Institut Toronto invites the author or translator of a recent work relevant to German-Canadian topics for an evening of conversation, debate and questions from the audience. Watch the recordings on our site on the series.