Digital Events and Projects

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One Zero Society

Digitisation is a transformation pocess and a creative task for civil society. The magazine “One Zero Society” invites to a global exchange about our future. 

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Ecologues

Plastic in the oceans, forest fires in the Amazon: on Ecologues the Goethe-Institut presents constructive answers to climate change and brings together regional experts in global debates on sustainability. Above all, the question arises: How do we survive the human age?

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Latitude

The Goethe-Institut invites experts and creatives worldwide to exchange ideas on colonial power relations, their consequences and, above all, how to dismantle them: in discourses, interviews, opinion articles and art projects. For a decolonized and non-racial world.

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Signs of resistance
Goethe on demand

Goethe-Institut presents SIGNS OF RESISTANCE, a film series with documentaries from four decades, 14 films about civil society engagement, protest movements, migration, culture of remembrance and environmental issues.

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I saw a lamb

In response to the global situation, artistic director of Toccata Studio Ng Chor Guan (Malaysia) and the Paranormal String Quartet (Germany) created an experimental travel journey documentary based on a trip from Germany to Malaysia in April 2020 within the Virtual Partner Residency Programme by Goethe-Institut. 

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TOUCH - a dance piece in 13 trailers

As the third part of the trilogy CONTINUE, which was developed in 2018, TOUCH was planned to be premiered in April 2020 at the theaterimballsaal Bonn and to tour in Malaysia in July 2020. As a response to Covid-19, the dance piece TOUCH has been sliced into 13 short video trailers, which are now available online as a digital format of the work and will be part of future live performances as well.

Sound of X © Goethe-Institut / Photo: Benny Suhendra Panjaitan / Design: Groupe Dejour

Sound of X

How can we reconnect with the spaces we live in, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? The artists of Sound of X propose answers as they explored their sonic environment. The resulting video soundscapes offer a unique experience of our cities.

Intellectuals and artists around the world on the social consequences of the pandemic © Kitty Kahane

Day-Afterthoughts

(6. April 2020)
What does the coronavirus crisis mean for each individual and for our society? Intellectuals and artists around the world respond to this question for the project “Day-Afterthoughts” with a view to the present and with a view to a time afterwards. We begin with the Indian historian Romila Thapar.

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Kulturtechniken 4.0

A Goethe-Institut project inviting artists, thinkers and creative minds to participate in one of the most important discussions of our time.

Illustration: Two people sitting next to each other listening to the radio. Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Time to Listen

The project “Time to listen” presents a collection of stories - told by storytellers from all genres of art, from all over the world.

Current Projects

Social Films for Social Change  Tsuji Lam © Goethe-Institut

Social Films for Social Change

In 2019 the Freedom Film Network and the Goethe-Institut jointly applied and successfully have been awarded a five-year project grant under the European Union which aimes at strengthening the civil society movements in Malaysia.

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The South East Asian Digital STEM Platform

SEADSTEM is a project of the Goethe-Institut in South East Asia in cooperation with the South East Asian Ministry of Education Organization. It gives teachers the opportunity to jointly develop and exchange high-quality resources for innovative concepts in STEM teaching.

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Movements and Moments is now online!

The project Movements and Moments - Feminist Generations sheds light on indigenous feminist activism from the Global South in the form of comics. 

Nusasonic: Artistic Lab Hacklab © Eunice Maurice

Nusasonic

A multi-year project that plunges into a broad spectrum of experimental sound and music cultures in Southeast Asia, enabling dialogue within the region, with Europe.

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Artist in Residence Exchange Programme

The Artist-In-Residence exchange program or AIR aims at supporting and encouraging contemporary visual arts and promoting international exchange between Frankfurt and Kuala Lumpur. The program offers young and emerging artists the opportunity to gain experience regarding their own artistic practice and to build an international network.

We will have been young – Photo Exhibition ©CCTang_Obscura

We will have been young

An exhibition on youth and future in Southeast Asia, is the result of the Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass by Jörg Brüggemann and Tobias Kruse (Ostkreuz Photographers’ Agency) during the Obscura Festival of Photography 2016 and 2017 in Georgetown, Malaysia. After touring in SEA  and Germany the exhibition is shown in Bangkok, Yangon and Phnom Penh 2020.