We foster bilateral cultural exchange programs between Germany and India. 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.
After two intensive, residential workshops held in Kolkata and Bangalore at the end of 2019, 24 dramaturgs-in-training are on the lookout for opportunities to apply their learnings. Read about them, hear about what they learned and what they think of dramaturgy, and see the ways in which we will continue to explore the use of dramaturgy in the context of Indian theatre.
Join us on this special journey and immerse yourself in new worlds: Graphic Travelogues presents travel experiences by comic artists from different countries. From sketches to graphic novels, graphic diaries and travel drawings - discover with us the treasures we collect here.
Kulturama brings international culture into your living room: house concerts live from Buenos Aires, puppet theatre from the kitchen or live acts from the Berlin club scene. Organisers enter their events and open them to international audiences. Spectators can find dates and support artists with donations.
A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole?
Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to our present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.
Video Games are an escape from the daily stress, a break from patterns of rumination, and a way to build positive feelings. From the alumni of the Goethe-Institut's Game and Train Jams comes exciting mobile games. Check them out!
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.
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.
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.
Literary translation The German List
German literature in English translation published by Seagull Books, Kolkata.
The digital festival Latitude presented a programme of artistic contributions and debates, exploring the question of how colonial structures impact the present and how we can overcome them. You can find most contributions in Media.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.