With the institute as a whole having celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2021 and with the 60th anniversary of the Goethe-Institut Äthiopien now approaching, a series of public activities are scheduled throughout 2022
Those who speak of standstill must address time. In a physical world, defined by time and matter, standing still is a subjective phenomenon: We are overcome by spiritual, physical, or aesthetic experiences that make us stop and stand still, beyond time and space. As an act of will, a standstill becomes a form of resistance, protest — against the power of time, against the world’s rulers, and against the universal exploitation of people and nature.
Artists from 14 African countries meet in workshops and create a new (comic) world together!
Discover new perspectives, learn more about African comic art in videos and follow the creation of new stories!
There are thousands of languages all over the world. But the existence of many is threatened with dwindling numbers of active speakers. How do factors such as colonialism contribute to language endangerment in Africa and elsewhere, even today?
How can the cultural otherness of African art and culture practices be given space to develop whilst not over-alienating it from the West? Philosopher Michaela Ott is campaigning for cooperation between people of equal status, to allow new strategies for aesthetic inclusion.
Over the past decade, we have come to spend much of our lives in the digital sphere – a sphere that is increasingly controlled by just a handful of corporations. These companies, unavoidable for most, exert a considerable amount of control over what we can see and say, as well as the types of tools available to us.
After the political change in Ethiopia that enabled new possibilities for the development of civil society, it is meaningful to look at the work of media, especially that of television, and to give it new incentives.