Berlinale-Blogger Graphic: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Curtains up!

17 film journalists from 14 countries and regions meet in Berlin and present their views on the Berlinale. As Berlinale bloggers they are looking for stories - on the screen and behind the scenes of the film festival, which celebrates its 70th birthday in 2020.

Deutschland #nofilter © Omar Sotillo Franco/Unsplash, edited by Goethe-Institut

Up & about
Deutschland #nofilter

What do I cook when the fridge is empty by the end of the month? How do I save the world by the way? And how do I survive my studies? "Deutschland #nofilter" offers tips, curiosities and funny stories about life in Germany.


This side of populism

In global conversations between Budapest, Cairo, Brasilia, Nairobi, Moscow, Salzburg and Zurich we debate common narratives of populists in different countries: Has the “elite” really lost contact with the “people”? 

Kafka and virtual reality. Photo: Goethe-Institut

World Literature
„The Metamorphosis“ in Virtual reality

In the "MetamorphosisVR" you wake up as a giant insect in a faithfully reconstructed room thanks to VR technology. Do read about what exactly awaits you here.

Deutschsprachige Litertatur Illustration: Tobias Schrank, Goethe-Institut

Literary translation
The German List

German literature in English translation published by Seagull Books, Kolkata.

Five Million Incidents: Launch Newsletter © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan | Aarushi Surana © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan | Aarushi Surana

Experiments in public space
Five Million Incidents

Five Million Incidents is a year-long series of events, organised by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi and Kolkata, conceived in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective. It aims at expanding our notion of art as an extension of everyday experience of life. Numerous practitioners of different art disciplines will explore the “process of making” as a moment of sharing and interaction with you, the audience.

Future Perfect

Stories of pioneers

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. The Goethe-Institut and the foundation FUTURZWEI collect stories for tomorrow – lived today, everywhere.

Europa - what now? Illustration: © Tobias Schrank

Europe – what now?

Crisis, Brexit, swing to the right: we mainly talk about the EU only when it’s burning. The European elections are a good opportunity to ask: What do we want from the EU? What could it still be? How do we want to shape it? Europe – what now?

On the road with Rahel Photo (detail): Rahel Klein

On the road with Rahel

Fresh air, clean drinking water, a park nearby, nice neighbors. People who are there for each other and take each other into consideration. That is what the Germans want in their cities. What are you doing for it? And what are the problems? The journalist Rahel Klein visits cities in Germany for you - and shows how people are committed to making them more liveable. Join in and ask your questions!

Museum of the Future: Banner grafik Grafik: Goethe-Institut / Aarushi Surana

Society and Education
Museum of the Future

What is the role of education for the wellbeing of a society?  How can museums be catalysts of a move towards emancipated citizenship? Academics, museum professionals and other experts from Germany and India will examine these exciting issues.

Social Translating

Literary Translation
The Social Translating Project

The Social Translating Project is testing a new social practice for literary translation. Ten translators from Asia are translating the German novel „Die Welt im Rücken“ by Thomas Melle into their respective native languages. During the process, they meet in a closed digital forum and work on their translations by interacting with one another and engaging in a close discourse with the author.

Games and poltics © lalesh aldarwish

Games and politics
Global Gaming

Video games have long since established themselves as their own art form too. Artists use the medium to release the latter’s functionality for observation and explore the limits of the game. Game designers turn to new topics and audiences. And the major museums are discovering the computer game as a cultural asset to be collected and preserved.

Meet our guests ©

Four questions
Meet our guests

The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan is very keen on bringing people together. We like to invite artists and musicians, fotographers and academics, filmmakers and authors and so many more to India where they come together with local colleagues.

Encountering the strange © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

German female literature in Hindi
Encountering the strange

The anthology 'Ek Ajnabi se Mulakat‘ presents texts by German women writers translated into Hindi. Learn more about the authors.

Logo Inherited memories © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

Forgotten and Recalled
My Parents' World

As the world is now gripped with the Syrian refugee crisis and debates rage on their acceptance in various countries in Europe, it may be the right time to look back into some of the biggest refugee crises and human migration in recent history. The debates centre mostly around the broader theme of what impact the refugees would have if they are allowed to settle in a particular society.

On tour with Photo: © GettyImages William Fawcett

City walks
On Tour with...

Our authors meet persons who move others or moved others, people we talk about or will talk about, persons who are creative and inspire us or others. They show us their town, their favorite spots or places which have left an imprint on them.

Foto: Poets Translating Poets
Poets Translating Poets

Poets from South Asia and Germany translate each other's poems.

This Side That Side © Vishwajyoti Ghosh 2013

Forgotten and Recalled
This Side That Side

This Side That Side’ is the first-ever compendium of its kind which brings together graphic narratives on that epochal moment from comic book writers, graphic artists, film makers and illustrators from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Current Music from Germany

Rock, pop, hiphop, electro: at the beginning of every month we shine our search beacon into the nation’s studios and clubs from Kiel up north to Weilheim way down south. Together with Zündfunk, Bavarian Radio’s scene magazine, we showcase the latest music by riveting off-the-charts bands.

Current from the classical scene

What’s happening these days in classical music in Germany? Around the 15th of each month we join forces with BR Klassik to showcase current CD releases of classical and contemporary music, as well as noteworthy developments in the German-speaking classical scene. You can subscribe to the Klassikcast on RSSFeeds or iTunes!