60 Years Anniversary Voices
Our colleagues, friends and visitors share their favourite memories of the Goethe-Institut London and how they envision our future.
Impressions of our Anniversary Events
On 2 December, we held a festive reception and party at the institute. Here we we would like to share some impressions of these events with you:
The foyer with festive ligthing
Dr. Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte, Director of the Goethe-Institut London and the Secreteray General of the Goethe-Institut, Johannes Ebert
Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut, and Miguel Berger, Germany's Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut
Scott McDonald, Chief Executive of the British Council
Dr. Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte, Director of the Goethe-Institut London
Gilon, the robot of the Goethe-Institut London
The logo of our 60th anniversary
The photo wall
Party on the dancefloor
To mark our anniversary, we put together a full programme of special events featuring a variety of voices, ideas and opportunities to share your stories with us.
Goethe-Institut 60s PartyWe wanted to celebrate our 60th anniversary not only amongst staff and partners but with those of you who have made and continue to make the Goethe-Institut London what it is today. We invited you to a 60s-themed anniversary party at the institute and partied with our guests on the dance floor until the early hours.
Air and Dreams: Proposals on the Imagination of MatterAn exhibition by students of the Royal College of Art, curated by Ines Weizman and Blanca Valdes, was on show on the night of our anniversary party. This project brought together artists, film-makers, interior designers and architectural researchers to imagine and reflect on artistic interiors, sites of refuge and imagination. Working across different generations, practices and media, the group used the residency apartment on the top floor of the London Goethe-Institut as a site of experimentation.
Goethe Annual Lectures 2022
As part of the Goethe-Institut London's 60th anniversary celebrations, we hosted three Goethe Annual Lectures this year featuring author Mithu Sanyal, academic Mercedes Bunz and musician Matthew Herbert.