On display are a number of impressive photographs and documents from the archives of the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship. Addressed subjects are the GDR’s border regime and its victims, escape helpers and flight, everyday life along the inner-German border and within the partitioned city, as well as the joyful overcoming of Germany’s partition during the Peaceful Revolution in 1989.
The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots gives occasion to celebrate, but also to continue the struggle for queer rights. The Goethe-Institut supports debate and remembrance with an international program.
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.
An initiative offering professional virtual reality (VR) creators, artists, thinkers and journalists from Canada and Germany the opportunity to exchange knowledge, collaborate on new works, and share their critical explorations with the public.
This summer, a collectively-built mountain, Mont Réel, will emerge in Montréal, providing a gathering place for the surrounding communities and an in-situ laboratory to experiment with urban (bio)diversity.
Berlin played host to the world of film when the 68th Berlinale comes to town from 15 to 25 February 2017. On behalf of the Goethe-Institut, ten bloggers and film journalists from around the world were our Berlinale Bloggers, reporting on the international film festival from a multinational perspective.
The cybercarnet of the activities of the Goethe-Institut Montreal, manifestations of German culture in Montreal and of what we care about in general. Our team of bloggers wanders around the city to offer a unique perspective of our universe.
To live in the city is to live a multitude of urban experiences. One of them reveals itself on a daily basis, in a more discrete manner: walking. As long as we accept to play the game of wandering without a final destination, oscillating at times between dreams and observations, we can find ourselves suddenly transformed into realflâneurs.
“Underground”: in a context where even the most critical artistic activity no longer escapes the media spotlight, becoming assimilated and then recycled into a basic cultural commodity, what does this word—with its air of revolt against the establishment— still signify? What does it evoke, today?
In our ongoing efforts to connect the art scenes in Canada and Germany, we asked prominent Canadian authors to present their "favourite German book" to our visitors and readers. The result was a collection of personal appreciations of favourite or most important or loved or most influential books.