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The design of the exhibition "Queer as German Folk" developed by the Berlin based agency chezweitz graphic: chezweitz

50 years Stonewall Riots
Queer as German Folk

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.

Outline of a head. Inside the head many colourful segments with English writing in them like Togetherness, Solidarity, Social Distancing. © Kitty Kahane

Reflections on a post-corona-time
Day-Afterthoughts

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole? Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world.

Latitude - Rethinking Power Relations Photo (Detail): © Getty Images, Logo: Tobias Schrank

Rethinking power relations
Latitude

The Goethe-Institut invites experts and creatives worldwide to exchange ideas on colonial power relations, their consequences and, above all, how to dismantle them: in discourses, interviews, opinion articles and art projects. For a decolonized and non-racial world.

Graffiti on house wall, woman as superhero with balloon "I can Vote", Brighton, England, United Kingdom Photo (detail): Moritz Wolf; © picture alliance/imageBROKER

Feminism Today

What are the vital issues that women and feminists in Germany today consider to be of burning importance, what are they concerned about? And what else is there still to do? This is a showcase of people who are involved in the field of culture and who are dealing with the hottest feminist issues and debates of the moment.

Image: have you ever felt invisible © Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

Germany and Los Angeles
Worlds of Homelessness

Worlds of Homelessness proposes an interdisciplinary and global engagement with homelessness and its connections to inequality, gentrification, racism and migration. The project creates a platform for local and international artists, architects and scholars to come together to share ideas.

Zeitgeister

Zeitgeister
THIS SIDE OF POPULISM

In this global conversation, we debate common narratives of populists in different countries: has the “elite” really lost contact with the “people”?  What does it really mean to take people’s fears seriously? Let’s discuss!

Europe on the Move Figure: © Tobias Schrank

Europe on the Move

How has Europe changed in recent years? What can we learn from history for Europe today – and what should Europe be like tomorrow? Here are some essays, interviews, and debates about current European opportunities and challenges.

Michael Thielen is Karl Marx double in Trier. He sits in the garden of the Karl Marx House. Photo: Stefanie Preuin © picture alliance / SZ Photo

Marx Now

What is still interesting about Karl Marx 200 years after his birth? Why do people on both sides of the Atlantic read the works of this old philosopher of economics? And what can we learn from Marx today?

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Hinterhofkino mit Kindern Bild: Jason Gessner. (Zuschnitt: Goethe-Institut)

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