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Virtually Yours #22 Serge Agnessan

Ivorian scholar and poet, Serge Agnessan lives in a third space between Canada and Côte d'Ivoire. Themes that inform both his writing and researches are denial of memory, desecration and trauma. He is the author of Carrefour-Samaké and Corps sans Organes published by Poètes de brousse in 2018 and 2022.
Between Montreal and Abidjan, "in the shadow of a dream waiting to become a city", Corps sans organes features two lovers treading the asphalt "above the ruins of whiteness". With Ana, the embodiment of the women he met outside his native country, the poet asks the question of becoming black, tearing off the skin to free the memory, caressing that of the lover like a pilgrim of scars wanting to "baptize each wound with names that would betray the nausea of [their] most distant past"».

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Digitalization of Culture

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges in many forms and collectively forced or accelerated the digitization of many operations due to social distancing.

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The Goethe-Institut Namibia in cooperation with MindsInAction presents a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Programme for children.

Fore Information click:  MINDSINACTION

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Science Week 2020

The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. 

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Decolonise the Internet

Call for application: Edit-A-Thon for WomXn.

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Creative Design Lab 2020

The call-out is open for experimental performance artists and technical creatives / designers who would like to be part of the Creative Design Lab 2020 that will produce an installation to be exhibited at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN).

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Goethe Stage 2020

The Goethe-Institut Namibia is known for promoting cultural engagement by fostering dialogue through the arts and is through Goethe Stage seeking new and local art projects.

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The three selfies with the highest likes in each country will be selected and awarded a prize!

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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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Festival Latitude

For three days, the digital festival Latitude will present a programme with artistic contributions and debates. The focus will be on the impact that colonial structures continue to have today and how they can be overcome. We invite you to join us via livestream and chat.

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The Burden of Memory

From 1st of May until 11th of July 2020, artists and cultural practitioners of all art genres from Burundi, Cameroon, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Togo can apply for funding of coproductive projects dealing with (German) colonial past and its impacts on contemporary society.

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Museum Conversations 2019 Review

The Goethe-Institut Namibia hosted the final conference of the Museum Conversations project from 18 to 20 September 2019, following other conferences in seven Sub-Saharan Africa countries during 2018. 

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Creative Entrepreneurship Programme

The Goethe-Institut Namibia in collaboration with the (GIZ) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit are offering an opportunity for entrepreneurs in Namibia’s creative industry to identify business opportunities, develop the business ideas and create economic growth. 

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Time to listen

The current situation has forced many people around the world to stay at home and follow the news. In this isolation they hear the news of a global crisis and threat. The project “Time to listen” presents a collection of stories - told by storytellers from all genres of art, from all over the world.

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Picture Book Cinema

Bilderbuchkino (Picture book cinema) is a form of reading aloud and presenting picture books.

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A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole? Here are some responses from around the world.

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Goethe-Institut explores the fall of the Berlin Wall after 30 years.

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Easy German is available on various websites and is a tool for German language teachers when teaching the foreign language. 

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Goethe Stage 2019

The Goethe Stage project is calling for the submission of short film scripts before 04 August 2019.

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Night Under the Stars

A platform for local musicians, where they showcase their talents and are exposed to the audience.

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Science Week Namibia 2019

The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. 

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Curatorship Bootcamp 2019

In contemporary art, the fluidity of the role is reflected in the diverse dynamics and structures of institutions around the world.

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The Power of Emotions

An exhibition of photographs and texts relative to Germany’s past 100 years of society and politics will be touring Namibia in June this year. 

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Coding Week 2019

Applying the concept of augmented reality to books, in particular children’s books, makes reading more interactive and relevant to the minds of today’s youth.

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Music in Africa!

Sauti za Busara, in partnership with Music In Africa, is calling on artists from the African continent to apply to perform at the festival's upcoming edition in Stone Town, Zanzibar, from 13 to 16 February 2020.