Zeitgeister

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.

Neues Bauhaus in Dessau

The reinvention of design

Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919 – and in doing so revolutionised architecture, design and the way we think about it. What influence does this art school have today? And what should everyone know about the Bauhaus? 

Parasol, Sevilla Raga Jose Fuste, picture alliance/prisma

ARCHlab

Architecture and urbanization characterize the global culture and society of the 21st century like little else. In short video portraits, international architects talk about a building designed and realised by them and retrace how they developed their designs. 

Digital Souverän Design: ZKM Karlsruhe

Digitally confident

How do we assert ourselves in the digital society? Which tools do we have to master, which skills do we have to learn? ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe and the Goethe-Institut provide answers.

Girls Rock Feminismus Heute Deutschland Gleichberechtigung Photo: irina_levitskaya © fotolia.com

Feminism today

What are the vital issues that women and feminists in Germany today consider to be of burning importance, what are they concerned about?

Heirlooms. European Stories Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Heirlooms. European Stories

On the occasion of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018, we are collecting European “heirlooms” – an tell their stories.

Series: Future Libraries © raumlaborberlin on behalf of Kulturprojekte Berlin

Future Libraries

With our series “Future Libraries” we shed light on challenges, trends and examples of success around the future of the library.

Living between town and country Illustration: Tobias Frank © Goethe-Institut

Living between town and country

How do we want to live? In view of skyrocketing rents and property prices in cities worldwide, this is not so easy to answer. Ideas from the past, present and for the future help with solutions.

Karl Marx © Fotolia.com

200th birthday of Karl-Marx

Marxist ideas have played a role in film for more than 100 years, since Marx and his ideas are not just to be found in Germany and the world during the bicentennial year 2018.