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Rethinking: Learning from Nature - People have always been aware of the importance of this. They worshipped the Sun as a God, called the Earth their mother and recognized Air and Water spirits. At the same time they made use of the elements. The result was progress. But where’s the limit?
Our interactive exhibition aims to raise awareness of environmental themes, addressing young people in particular.
An exhibition of photographs by Nazes Afroz.
"Memory" is the central theme of this project. Thus Nazes has delved into the reminiscences of the locals and collected objects that the refugees carried with them while being displaced.
Anna Rossié, magical storyteller from Germany, performs Japanese fairy tales with “Kamishibai” for children.
“Kamishibai” is a small traditional paper theatre mainly used to tell stories to children and thereby disseminating knowledge in an attractive and entertaining way.
An epic saga between two cellos and a piano. Join us on our journey through time and space with stops in Argentina, Hungary, Germany and Russia.
Kolkata Classics presents “Calcutta Rhapsody” with pianist Jennifer Heemstra, cellist Dr. Carrie Pierce and cellist Mac Wyn.
Have you ever wondered what a German class at Goethe-Institut is like?
Come for trial lessons on German language completely free of cost.
To introduce the audience to the world of German, a ,Schnupperstunde’ , an introduction to the German language, will be conducted thrice from 11 am - 11:45 am, 1 pm - 1:45 pm and 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm on the 17th of January.
Bertolt Brecht and Hans Magnus Enzensberger in Bengali Translation.
Prof. Chinmoy Guha will read excerpts from the books “হের কয়নারের গল্প”, (“Geschichten vom Herrn Keuner” by Bertolt Brecht) and “হানস মাগনুস এনৎসেনসবেরগারের নির্বাচিত কবিতা”, (Selected Poems: Hans Magnus Enzensberger), both translated from German into Bengali by Subroto Saha.
Prof. Guha will lead a conversation with the translator which will be followed by a discussion.
Based on interviews with children, the Germany based "Performing Group" is staging their production of Chalk About. The title of the play is a portmanteau of the two phrases "to talk about" and "to chalk", and it is a theatrical recital on several things regarding life - family, home, origins, gender, happiness, sadness, music and even food choices.
Youth Conference on Environment and Sustainability
What does sustainability mean? Considered from a global perspective, integrated into our local communities and incorporated into our lives individually? How do green topics connect to social justice, but also contribute to our personal happiness? And most importantly, how can we get away from solely theorising about these questions and instead use our full sense perception to experience all them?
A panel discussion on the theme of ‘Memorial Practices and the partition of Bengal’ in the framework of the 'Uncertain Landscape / Refugee Memories of Kolkata' by writer and photographer Nazes Afroz.