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.
Making profits and at the same time contributing to the alleviation of social and environmental problems—no longer a contradiction. “Social entrepreneurship” combines business and social sustainability.
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 Harsya Wahono.
A public forum of sociologists and historians from South America, Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia illuminate the processes of “decolonization” from different philosophical, cultural and historical perspectives.
The “5 Islands / 5 villages” project examines the different perspectives concerning periphery and distance as well as time and timeliness using the medium of documentary film. This is a collaborative project initiated in 2015 that includes Goethe-Institut Indonesien, HFBK Hamburg (Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg), Universitas Indonesia and In-Docs.
Data penetrates and influences every facet of society. Increasingly more governmental and non-governmental bodies make their data accessible to the public, which in turn enables actors from civil society to use it.