© Suhrkamp Libraries Hanno Rauterberg What are we talking about when we talk about the freedom of art Is what I am seeing, hearing, reading politically correct? Art critic Hanno Rauterberg explores the origins and salient features of the current mode of analysis in the reception of art and culture. Photo (detail): © picture alliance akg images Celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus Eight things you should know about the Bauhaus Minimalist design, simplicity and efficiency – how the Bauhaus aimed to change the way we live. © Goethe-Institut, photo: Federico Sutera Dance and Cultural Exchange Typologies of Migration In dance migration is not a phenomenon confined to modern times. Artists were and still are “travelling people”. And in many cases this professional mobility is neither voluntarily nor casually chosen as a working basis. Photo: Edith Kollath Dynamics of Air Who owns the clouds? The Goethe-Institut Australia's exhibition "Dynamics of Air" wants to explain air and climate phenomena. The architect and intellectual theoretician Friedrich von Borries explains his fictional project UN-Mahac, which he developed for the exhibition. © TITANIC/Hintner/Riegel Titanic and Charlie Hebdo The Ultimate Intercultural Satire Massacre How safe is it to be a satirist these days, and what makes the French and the Germans laugh? These questions were the focus of the “ultimate intercultural good will satire massacre”. Photo (detail): ©picture alliance /dpa / Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt / Norbert Miguletz The museum as classroom The new ‘please touch’ museum Museums are courting children and young people as the clients of tomorrow by offering innovative learning environments where they can interact with art. Photo: Andree Kaiser Internationale Deutscholympiade By the end, everyone could sing along More than 140 teens took part in the 2018 International German Olympics (IDO – Internationale Deutscholympiade) in Freiburg. They experienced fourteen unforgettable days full of creativity, friendship, culture, and lots of fun. Photo (detail): © picture alliance/AP Photo Afrofuturism More than Black science fiction Futuristic worlds are often shaped by Western visions of humankind’s destiny. Afrofuturism offers an alternative that emphasizes how entrenched mainstream science fiction genre has become. This African-inspired vision is gathering ground in film, literature and music, and is about so much more than just launching Black protagonists into space. Photo (detail): © picture alliance / Annegret Hilse/SVEN SIMON Germany’s national colours Reclaiming the flag, or showing our true colours After decades of a shadowy existence, the black, red and gold of the German flag have become standards signs of national pride at events like the Football World Cup. But fears are also growing that a new wave of nationalism may emerge from the shadows as well. Photo (detail): © Anja Kootz The Library of the EÜK in Straelen “Everything is perfect for translators” For translators Marcelo and Nina, the library of the EÜK (European Translators' College) in Straelen is the place of their dreams. No wonder, because they can even spend the night in the library.