A graffiti painting by the Düsseldorf artist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) with the slogan "Anyone who doesn't want to think flies out" adorns a house wall in Düsseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia). Photo (detail): Horst Ossinger; © dpa

100 Years Joseph Beuys

Few German cultural figures of the 20th century were as controversial as the action artist, sculptor, draftsman, art theorist, and professor Joseph Beuys (1921–1986).

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Emerging International Voices

They are young, they are bold and they are connected – and are they the future of our libraries. 19 emerging international voices discuss the role of digital libraries – and digital technologies in libraries – in their countries. Join the discussion and participate in a series of online seminars with the best experts in the field. 

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Podcast Hiberno Goethe

This Podcast dives into the many colours of arts, language and life across cultures. St. Pauli fan and former Düsseldorfer Ciarán Murray and his guests explore the connecting moments of German and Irish life.

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"Schnapsidee" & Co., "special German" words have their charm, but are often difficult to explain!
At the Goethe-Institut Irland we have made a selection of these words accessible to non-native speakers.

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Robots in Residence

The Dublin residency of the Goethe-Institut's NAO robot has now concluded, where Irish artist David Beattie and coder Niamh Donnelly explored the robot's potential to learn how to touch and how to move its hands. See more about their project and about the robot's tour through Europe at the link below.

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Operation Shamrock

The Goethe-Institut Irland is delighted to support the publication of “The Children from Operation Shamrock – Historical Context, Testimonies and Fictionalized Memory Fragments” by Monica Brandis.

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Deutschmobil 2019/20

BE THERE! Our "Deutschmobil" is back

Tour dates: October 2019 - June 2020
Inquiries: Deutschmobil-dublin@goethe.de

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Irish National Opera, Royal Irish Academy of Music & Goethe-Institut have teamed up to create a new German language course designed specifically for aspiring opera singers and musicians.

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Future Libraries

Why do we speak about function(s) and the role(s) of libraries so much these days? Why are we afraid of losing this space?

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Traces of Resistance

As part of Traces of Resistance, Fabian Saul will visit Dublin, Newry, Glasgow, Carlisle, and London to spot local traces of resistance in the urban environment and in the collective memory of its inhabitants.

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Freiraum deals with the concept of freedom, which has been of fundamental relevance to European cultural history and European self-understanding ever since the Enlightenment.

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Picture Politics

A joint project of several Goethe-Instituts bringing together comic artists and illustrators dealing with topics like immigration, stereotypes and prejudices, about foreignness.

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German Traces in Ireland

There are many places to be found in Ireland with connections to German people and stories. Discover them in „German traces in Ireland“.

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Voices of Memory

Voices of Memory. A Riverside Sound Art Installation at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens by Christina Kubisch is a contemporary remembrance of the more than 49,000 Irish people who died in the First World War.

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Germany@Home is a series of literary evenings featuring German (and sometimes Irish) writers that will take place in the comfort of a real home.

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Fading Memories

Fading memories is devoting a year of international events to the themes of privacy and data ownership in the digital age against the backdrop of developments in the countries of north-western Europe.

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Europoly will take a closer look at European realities – in theatre, in film, on our website – on how the crisis has affected people, cultures, cities and everyday lives.