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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

Shaping the Past / Gestaltung der Vergangenheit

Innovative Forms of Memory Culture
Shaping the Past

How does the past take shape? What happens in the process of coming to terms with the past? What social repercussions are associated with the rooting of history in monuments and memorials?

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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

FEHLER Key VIsual Design: Tobias Schrank

Magazine
Fehler

How do we innovate and make progress? Our answer: often by mistake. We’re celebrating mistakes and their innovative power in this collection of big and little mistakes in art, language, technology, and society.

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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

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

Stories from Around the World
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.

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Society

Ecologues Keyvisual © Unsplash

Facets of Sustainability
Ecologues

Plastic in the oceans, forest fires in the Amazon: on Ecologues the Goethe-Institut presents constructive answers to climate change and brings together regional experts in global debates on sustainability. Above all, the question arises: How do we survive the human age?

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