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Living Culture

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.

Current projects

5 Islands / 5 Villages

5 Islands, 5 Villages, 10 Filmmakers. 10 realities far off Indonesia’s and Germany’s urban centers.

Anders Hören Anders Hören © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Anders Hören

The Goethe-Institut has embarked on a journey of discovery in South-East Asia to explore new ways to adopt and promote classical music.

Gaming at Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Games have become an asset that enables a global networked industry gains billions in profit. Games are used to convey information and facilitate learning.

Open Data

We’re exploring new ways to build a culture of open data in Southeast Asia

Voices from Indonesia

This on-line anthology aims to give an insight into the rich world of stories from the Indonesian Archipelago, taking the reader to different islands, ethnic groups, languages and religions


Southeast Asia is a region in which textiles play a hugely important role. Not only are textiles produced in many countries, but there is also rapid consumption of textiles in cosmopolitan cities.

IKAT/eCut Facebook

is a Goethe-Institut project exploring the past, present and future of textiles in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Science Film Festival 2017

Science Film Festival is a program initiated by the Goethe-Institut in 2005 in Thailand and it has been expanding into many countries in Southeast Asia and internationally since


Insights into and information about contemporary styles of dance in the Asia-Pacific region and in Germany

Mutual Unknown

Mutual Unknown exhibition is derived from “Mutual Unknown” - a term proposed by the CuratorsLAB to refer to the fact that we have still yet to learn properly about each other.

Berlinale-Blogger 2016

Who is in with a chance of picking up the Golden Bear, what issues are young filmmakers around the world interested in? Bloggers and film journalists report from the Berlinale.