Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Current Music from Germany

Rock, pop, hiphop, electro: at the beginning of every month we shine our search beacon into the nation’s studios and clubs from Kiel up north to Weilheim way down south. Together with Zündfunk, Bavarian Radio’s scene magazine, we showcase the latest music by riveting off-the-charts bands.

Social Translating

Social Translating

The Merck Social Translating Project is testing a new social practice for literary translation.
Ten translators from Asia are translating a German-language novel into their respective native languages. During the process, they meet in a closed digital forum and work on their translations by interacting with one another and engaging in a close discourse with the author.

Glossary Paper Conservation in eBook © Pineapple Design 2014

Glossary in six languages

Western books and printed materials are subject for conservation and restoration in and beyond Europe. The new eBook “Glossary for Paper Conservation” is an essential tool for international specialists to find relevant restoration terms in their own language.

We Don't Need Another Hero © Vivienne Chow

Vivienne Chow's Letters from Berlin

Hong Kong journalist Vivienne Chow's Letters from Berlin document her four-month research trip through the arts and culture scene of the German capital.

Guests at Goethe

Guests at Goethe

Guests at Goethe: Creatives, friends, and partners of the Goethe-Institut talk about their work, their projects and their impressions of Germany and China.

180sec © Goethe-Institut

180 Seconds City

From Berlin to Bogota – and back via Tokyo and Kolkata! 16 cities, 64 short films and four themes taken from life in the big cities of the world: in 180 seconds emerges a picture of a city, showing what unites us and what makes us different from one another.

A walk © Julia Hosse

A Walk

Under the title "A Walk" the Goethe-Institut China has initiated a comic project together with the Chinese Comic illustrator organization Special Comix. It's about unique and hidden existences in our urban everyday lives.

Future Perfect

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. Future Perfect, an international and multilingual internet platform, tells the stories of individuals, initiatives, organizations, and businesses that have moved from ideas to action.

A Better Version of You Design: Alexander Winkelmann

A Better Version of You

Artists and tech-developers join hands in this showcase of a wide range of new applications and products that shape our present and future.

Data Dreams Courtesy of the Artists

Digital Identities

The digital revolution is changing our lives in fundamental ways. How are we dealing this and how can we come to a better understanding of ourselves in these new worlds? The Goethe-Instituts in East Asia have invited artists, hackers and other experts to take positions on this issue.

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Mein Ort in Deutschland

Do you have a place in Germany which is special to you? Join us and share with us how you are connected with this place: simply login, tag your favourite place on and describe your story in German, Chinese or any other languages that you prefer.