We foster bilateral cultural exchange programs between Germany and New Zealand. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals, always with the goal to facilitate artistic production, reception and reflection involving actors from both countries.
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. As in Boccaccio's “Il Decamerone” and many other myths and books of other cultures, the description of the disaster is followed by stories. The project “Time to listen” presents a collection of stories - told by storytellers from all genres of art, from all over the world.
This year's 13th German Film Festival in New Zealand will take place as a hybrid film festival: in cinemas and online, in August and September 2021. The programme of film productions from Austria, Switzerland and Germany will be announced soon.
Our favourite animated comic duo, Duncan and Jörg from Lifeswap, are back just when we need them. In his first week of coronavirus lockdown in Germany, Duncan has been using his days indoors to video-document his latest hilarious musings on the German language and culture, and he needs a, literally, captive audience.
Berlin writer Beatrice introduces us to sustainable tourism initiatives, guided tours and encounters in Germany while Kiwi blogger Jub reports which initiatives there are in New Zealand that support sustainable tourism.
From roof-top restaurant beehives to indoor farming, long-line fishing and coffee labs: monthly dispatches from New Zealand and Germany focusing on what makes culinary harbour cities such as Hamburg, Auckland and Wellington distinct.
Aotearoa-New Zealand. Kiwis making music in and beyond this island nation in the 21st century. This thematic dossier explores the newest electronic and experimental music of Aotearoa-New Zealand, and the history and traditions that underpin it.
Features, interviews, podcasts and a monthly blog exploring how learning a new language opens up worlds of possibilities, changes your outlook - and boosts your brain! Life is more interesting in more than one language. Find out more here...
Is there a place in Germany that is special to you? We're looking for park benches, crossroads, districts, cities, landscapes or any other places in Germany big or small that turned into "your" place because of their atmosphere, architecture or personal history.