Digital Events and Projects

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Which topics and discourses are we dealing with worldwide? The online magazine Zeitgeister invites experts, artists and authors to a joint exchange. It offers local and global perspectives – on postcolonialism, sustainability, post-digital cultures, feminism and current affairs.

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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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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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Goethe on demand
Celebrating Werner Herzog!

On 5 September, Werner Herzog will celebrate his 80th birthday. His work has had a decisive influence on New German Cinema and makes him an important representative of international auteur filmmaking. To mark the occasion, we take a look at five films from his rich oeuvre. 

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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.

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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.

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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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Happy Birthday in 2022!
Goethe on demand

Once a month, our new birthday calendar will honour a selected birthday child (filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, camera operators, editors) with an appropriate film recommendation. For one month, one of their films will be available via Goethe-on-Demand.

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Tune in
Podcasts Around the World

The Goethe-Institut gets stuck in your ears and opens your eyes. Goethe-Instituts across the globe produce podcasts on different topics and in different languages. Choose from a range of diverse podcasts from around the world. Dive in and have fun listening.

Drawing in orange and blue tones with several women of different skin colors. The women are standing in the middle of the picture. One of the women is reading a book, another wears a headscarf and greets, another has a baby in her arms. Around them are stars, flowers and leaves. © Marishka Soekarna

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. 

Current Projects

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Hybrid Festival
Science Film Festival 2022

Goethe-Institut Malaysia invites everyone to join the 12th edition of the Science Film Festival (SFF) in Malaysia from 01 October to 20 December 2022.

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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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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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Pazifik - Leipzig

In collaboration with LIA (Leipzig International Art Programme) the Goethe-Institute offers artists from Southeast Asia a three-month residency at the Art and Culture Centre Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei.