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We foster bilateral cultural exchange programs between Germany and Indonesia. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals, always with the goal to facilitate artistic production, reception and reflection involving actors from both countries.

Media & Technology

Digital Discourses © Goethe-Institut

Conference Series
Digital Discourses

Experts from Southeast Asia and Germany discuss the impact of the digital transformation on society, politics and the economy.

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Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories

Aiming to trace stories, counter-histories and absent histories, 'Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories' is an ongoing research and exhibition-based project between the collections of Galeri Nasional Indonesia, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Nationalgalerie Berlin, and Singapore Art Museum. This project is initiated by the Goethe-Institut in Southeast Asia.

Movements and Moments © Marishka Soekarna

Movements and Moments

The narratives of feminism are still written from a predominantly white, western perspective. While feminist claims and positions from the Global North are, up to this day, sidelined in a patriarchal mainstream, the same holds true to a much broader extent for feminist movements from the Global South.

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Ecology, Sustainability and climate

Kota Kita Nanti © Goethe-Institut Bandung

Public design
Kota Kita Nanti

12 local actors in Bandung from the fields of art, design, environment, social sciences and technology to share their expertise in shaping current and future challenges.

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Alur Bunyi © Each Other Company

Alur Bunyi

In the series Alur Bunyi, the Goethe-Institut presents and discusses contemporary positions of experimental (not just) electronic music from Indonesia and Germany. This year's edition of Alur Bunyi is curated by Azfansadra Karim (Adra Karim).

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Literature and Knowledge

ONLEIHE © Goethe-Institut

Onleihe: German Digital Library

The Onleihe is Goethe-Institut’s digital library. More than 35,000 German language eBooks, audio books, movies, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers are available for downloading from the Onleihe. You can use the Onleihe media on your PC, laptop and mobile devices (Android and iOS). Free of charge. Free of advertisements. Anytime and anywhere. 

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Graffiti on house wall, woman as superhero with balloon "I can Vote", Brighton, England, United Kingdom Photo (detail): Moritz Wolf; © picture alliance/imageBROKER

Feminism Today – The Five Most Important Questions

What are the vital issues that women and feminists in Germany today consider to be of burning importance, what are they concerned about? And what else is there still to do? This is a showcase of people who are involved in the field of culture and who are dealing with the hottest feminist issues and debates of the moment.

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