Culture Tips from our Program Coordinators
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Scissors Photo: Jude Beck/Unsplash, edited by Lena Kuhnt

Have you ever wondered what Germany’s cultural scene has to offer? Some of the Goethe-Institut’s program coordinators in North America offer their insight into ongoing discourses and reveal hidden gems in this blog.



Jutta Brendemuhl photo © Michelle Kay


Jutta is a curator and writer with a global lens.
The trained book editor has a master’s in political poetry and specializes in film and media arts. Jutta programs for EUFFTO, Toronto Arab Film Festival, and the Goethe-Institut Toronto.
Daniel Chaffey © Khalid Farquharson

Daniel Chaffey

As the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles’ Program Coordinator and the Festival Coordinator for the German Currents Film Festival, Daniel is either watching a German film, or talking about why you should be.
Annette Klein © Mark Römisch

Annette Klein

Annette, program curator at the Goethe-Institut Boston, grew up German in America, with solid classical music training and homemade Brot. Her fascination with experimental music/art sprouted while living and performing in the vibrant Berlin of the ’90s.

Lena Kuhnt © Jason Langley

Lena Kuhnt

We live in a new era defined by heightened awareness of physicality and space. What does this mean for the theatre? Lena of the Goethe-Institut in DC reflects on the status quo and its impact on Germany’s performing arts scene.

Pari Ludin © Pari Ludin

Pari Ludin

Pari is a German-born Canadian of Afghan descent and works at the Goethe-Insitut Toronto. Through her blog, she takes a look at hidden music gems from Germany you may not know about – but should!

Bettina Wodianka © Philip Böni

Bettina Wodianka

Bettina curates the cultural program at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco. She is passionate about artistic interventions that playfully reflect the relationship between content and form.