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About us

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.

Current Projects

New Patrons © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata


New Patrons

This is a project, where the civil society commissions an artist (a visual - artist / architect / designer / writer / performer / musician etc.) to create for the community; addressing a pressing need to bring about a positive change. 

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

Forgotten and Recalled
My Parent's 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.

180 Seconds City © Goethe-Institut

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180 SECONDS CITY

From Berlin to Bogota – and back via Tokyo and Kolkata! 16 cities, 64 short films and four themes taken from life in the big cities of the world: in 180 seconds emerges a picture of a city, showing what unites us and what makes us different from one another.