Current Projects

Pazifik-Leipzig_LIA_with_logos © Goethe-Institut

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.

Science Film Festival © iStock Sarayut

Science Film Festival 2020

Submissions accepted until April 3, 2020. In cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the festival aims to expand the conversation on the issues central to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through an international selection of films on science, technology and the environment this year. The Science Film Festival takes place internationally in over 20 countries from October 01 to December 20, 2020. 

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 and Yangon 2020.

Deutschland #nofilter © Omar Sotillo Franco/Unsplash, bearbeitet von Goethe-Institut

On the road in Germany

What’ll I cook when the fridge is empty at the end of the month? How will I save the world in the process? And how will I survive University? At you can find tips, curiosities and funny stories about living in Germany.

#Nucleus - Teaser © MINA

#Nucleus: Short Film Competition

The environment and sustainability in smartphone films. Short film competition for smartphone films from Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Kultursymposium Weimar Moodimage © Jörg Gläscher

Kultursymposium Weimar 2019

How can we ensure we don’t lose perspective in an increasingly complex world? The Goethe-Institut is organizing an International Cultural Symposium in Weimar from 19th to 21st June 2019 under the title "Recalculating the Route".

Nahaufnahme 2018

Close Up 2018

With Close-Up to the world: For three to four weeks each, cultural journalists from Germany, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines swap their workplaces. 

Internationaler Fachkongress für den Bibliotheks- und Informationsdienstleistungssektor © GI Malaysia

IFLA World Congress 2018

The 84th World Library and Information Congress hosted by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) took place in Kuala Lumpur in 2018. The Goethe-Instituts in Southeast Asia participated in the congress with a joint bööth in which libraries and associations from Germany were represented.

Wanderlust Küche – A Culinary Dialogue - Teaser

Wanderlust Küche – A Culinary Dialogue

Wanderlust Küche: a culinary summit for between Germany, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand 

©Art in Context - Learning from the field (small) ©Art in Context - Learning from the field (small)

ART IN CONTEXT: Learning from the Field

Conversations with and between art and cultural practitioners
Edited by Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio and Susanne Bosch
Published by Goethe-Institut e.V., 2017
ISBN 9 783945 048245

 © Goethe-Institut


15 musicians from 10 different countries from Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Germany met in the Malaysian south of Kuala Lumpur to participate and collaborate in a 10 day workshop.


EUNIC Malaysia

EUNIC Malaysia is a network of National Institutes for Culture from the member states of the European Union in Malaysia, which aims to contribute to cultural diversity inside and outside of the EU and to strengthen cultural dialogue and exchange.