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This side of Populism

In global conversations between Budapest, Cairo, Brasilia, Nairobi, Moscow, Salzburg and Zurich we debate common narratives of populists in different countries.

Mobiler Mann, mobile Frau Illustration: Anne Lehmann

Family Matters

Family can be a blessing or a curse, joy or burden. Perceptions of the family are currently changing worldwide. There is controversy in many countries about what a family is, including in Germany. The Goethe-Instituts abroad offer a platform for discussions, films and theatre on this issue.

Day-Afterthoughts in your head © Kitty Kahane

Reflections on a post-corona-time

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 intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to our present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.

Latitude - Rethinking Power Relations Photo (Detail): © Getty Images, Logo: Tobias Schrank

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.

Drawn picture; 2 people sit next to each other, inbetween them plays a radio Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

#timetolisten
Time to listen

The current situation has forced many people around the world to stay at home and follow the news. As in Boccaccio’s “Il Decamerone,” the description of the disaster is followed by stories.