Since 2016, the German scientist Sonja Schrepfer and her husband Tobias Deuse have led the Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab at the University of California in San Francisco and the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf. Our producer Iris Völlnagel reports on their research contribution to space travel.
Once a year, the Goethe-Institut awards the Goethe Medal, an official decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany. This medal honors luminaries who have performed outstanding service for the German language and for international cultural relations. The 2019 awardees have been announced, among them New York-based artist Shirin Neshat. More about Shirin Neshat here.
What power drives art to change? What causes new forms of expression and new styles? How does the new come into the world? American and German theoreticians show how the arts continue to develop in sudden leaps and bounds from the tension between popular and elite tendencies.
The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots gives occasion to celebrate, but also to continue the struggle for queer rights. The Goethe-Institut supports debate and remembrance with an international program.
Oktoberfest in your own neighborhood! Three mobile beer gardens are touring the States celebrating Bavarian beer and friendship. Our Wiesn website provides the tour’s map, music, and the most important Bavarian vocabulary.