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Project Launch: 13 December 2021
Thattu Pattu

Like knocking stones together to spark a flame, “Thattu Pattu” derives its meaning from two loan words between Sinhala and Tamil — the languages predominantly spoken in Sri Lanka. Thattu Pattu intends to spark a renewed interest in music from the fringes of Sri Lanka.


Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Popcast in September
Current Music from Germany

In our September Popcast moderator David Creedon presents music by Breezy, Henning Hans, Die Radierer, Moritz von Oswald Trio and Nene H. Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electro: every month we shine our search beacon into the nation’s studios and clubs.

Dance and Theatre

Dance © Ruvin de Silva

Dance in Sri Lanka

The possibility to exchange ideas with different formats to professional dancers as well as students who would like to think outside the box of their traditional dance spectrum.

Exhibitions and Visual Arts

a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. kal Design: Aziza Ahmad ©kal

​A trans*oceanic platform

kal traces decolonial and feminist futures and pasts that are connected through bodies of water lapping at different shorelines.

Gathering artists and writers from South Asia, the South Asian diaspora and post-migrant Europe, kal unfolds in multiple strands including a series of publications, a DIY radio channel called radio kal, and the three Houses of kal - a constellation of feminist infrastructures for transdiciplinary and collaborative art practices & alternative pedagogies in Colombo, Karachi and Berlin.


Humanity & Earth

The photo project Humanity & Earth enabled young Sri Lankan photographers to concentrate on the relationship between humans and earth. The photographic documentation of ecological focal points in Sri Lanka and their aesthetic presentation were the thematic key elements.