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How does the new come into the world? We celebrate the error and its innovative power: the most beautiful small and big mistakes in art, language, technology and society.

Celebration Illustration (detail): © Priya Kuriyan

Mistakes Proverbs Graphic: Dominik Wendland © Goethe-Institut New Delhi

Man doing a plank and using laptop at home Photo (detail): William Perugini © picture alliance / Westend61

Word! The language column © Goethe-Institut e. V./Illustration: Tobias Schrank

The German Language Column

How does one find one's way around the rules of the German language, where do new words come from, and what are the most important changes in the use of the language - for example, due to digitalisation and a higher sensitivity due to the gender issue? These and other exciting topics are the focus of our column about the German language.

30 Jahre Wiedervereinigung © Shutterstock

German-German history
30 years of a reunified Germany

One year after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the SED regime, the goal of West German postwar policy had been achieved: the reunification of the divided country. In 2020, we will celebrate the 30th day of German reunification. Look back with us on an exciting chapter of German-German history.

Our digital future, c’est ICI !

Youth exchange project
« Our Digital Future, c'est ICI »

A new platform for young adults that offers a local and global exchange that addresses our digital future in a holistic and positive way, and focuses on identifying the principles, processes and decisions that will lead to the most inclusive digital societies.

Deutsche Spuren in Kanada © Goethe-Institut

German Traces in Canada

Discover Canada from a new perspective and join us on a multimedia search for traces of German immigration in Canada. 

MONT RÉEL  - Collaborative Workshop © ConstructLab

Mont Réel

In summer 2017, a collectively-built mountain, Mont Réel, has emerged in Montréal, providing a gathering place for the surrounding communities and an in-situ laboratory to experiment with urban (bio)diversity.