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Culture

At the Goethe-Institut in the U.S., we publish content that conveys a comprehensive image of modern Germany and encourages international dialogue while highlighting the local culture. We also tailor our website to readers in our neighboring countries, Mexico and Canada.

Art

Artbits Photo (detail): © Verena Hütter

Street Art in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.
#artbits

Urban public spaces are canvases for street art. They reveal the political and social discourse of the city. The #artbits bloggers collect photos of street art from Germany and North America, from Berlin, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

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Film

GFO D89 Courtesy Sundance TV

German Films in the U.S.
German Film Office

The New York-based initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films collaborates with local partners to bring the best of contemporary and repertory films from Germany to U.S. audiences.

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Lifestyle

A television photographed in 2006, still from “Germany’s Most Beautiful Railways” Photo: Goethe-Institut

Digital Zine
Stillstand

The earth rotates, everything is in constant motion, change is a necessity. It’s high time for a magazine dedicated to stillness: a collection of pieces from international artists and writers in homage to standstills and their poetic beauty.

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Media and Technology

The Big Ponder Visual Illustration: © Nicole Hamam

A Transatlantic Podcast
The Big Ponder

This transatlantic podcast explores abstract concepts and phenomena through personal radio essays. Every other week, one of our producers transforms a broad topic into a captivating story told from a U.S.-German perspective.

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Literature

Uwe Johnson © picture alliance / Keystone

Uwe Johnson
Riverside Drive Revisited

Just over 50 years ago, Uwe Johnson, a German writer living in New York, began writing Anniversaries, one of the great masterpieces of postwar German literature. On the occasion of the first complete English translation of Anniversaries, the Goethe-Institut investigates what makes this such an enduring classic. 

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Society

Hannah Arendt - Thinking is Dangerous

Hannah Arendt
Thinking is Dangerous

The dossier about Hannah Arendt’s conception of thinking explores this aspect of her work and life through art, dialogue, performance, play, music, and silence.

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