Photo: Evelia Essenam Gadegbeku, member of „Enter Africa“ Ouagadougou Modern Life “Enter Africa” at A MAZE. / Berlin Action games through Africa For the first time, the creative African network “Enter Africa” had the possibility to present itself on the European gaming stage. Supported by Goethe-Institutes in Africa, members of the individual “Enter Africa” teams showcased their 15 location-based games at the A MAZE. / Berlin. (c) The Criterion Collection SHOAH: Worlwide filmscreening The Voice on the River Claude Lanzmanns 9,5-hour documentary Shoah (1985) confronts the audience with stories of survivors, pertpetrators and bystanders. Which position should we as viewers take 75 years after the liberation of Ausschwitz? Photo: José de Holanda Reggae in Germany Stars like Gentleman, sound systems like Pow Pow and festivals like Summerjam: In Germany, a reggae culture modelled on the Jamaican paradigm has established itself – though producing many variants of and distinct approaches to reggae. Foto: Erick Christian Ahounou Achille Mbembe “Why do we believe that difference is a problem?” In an interview, the Cameroonian philosopher talks about xenophobia, nationalism, the place of the foreigner, the dangers of “single cultures” and spaces for articulating difference. Photo: Jörg Gläscher Kultursymposium Weimar 2019 Not machines are the problem; it’s people The motto of the second Kultursymposium Weimar was “Recalculating the Route.” At the invitation of the Goethe-Institut, experts from all over the world spoke about the issues that are crucial for our future. Carmen Jaspersen (c) picture alliance Latitude, Rethinking Power Relations A new project of the Goethe Institut deals with the issue of the reprocessing and impact of the colonialism on the present and future in a large range of projects. Photo (detail): © picture-alliance/dpa/Sara Lemel Bauhaus centenary hype “The Bauhaus should be understood, not just indiscriminately celebrated.” Arne Winkelmann, an architecture expert based in Frankfurt am Main, would like to see more a more critical approach to the Bauhaus school: an interview. Photo: Sarah Blesener Exhibition Opening at the Goethe-Institut New York Queer as German Folk The fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising is a reason to celebrate, but also to continue fighting for queer rights. The exhibition Queer as German Folk will be on view at the Goethe-Institut New York until 3 August. It’s a space to experience the past and present of the queer movement. Photo (detail): © picture alliance/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB/Peter Gercke/ The German-German border “A place of remembrance and hope” The border that once divided the two Germanys - the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic – has been transformed into the German Green Belt. The biotope provides a new home for flora and fauna while testifying to its conflict-laden history. Photo (detail): © picture alliance/TT News Agency Sebastião Salgado For services to humankind This year’s Peace Prize of the German Book Trade goes to the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. An artist who makes human suffering the theme of his photographs – and who believes he has a duty to protect the environment.