In exploring their own families’ histories, these two women writers confront the past, reflect on a fragmented and traumatized century and the responsibility we all have as inheritors of our countries’ pasts. Online Webinar, Thursday, August 13, 12:00 noon-1:30 pm. Please RSVP.
How do we innovate and make progress? Our answer: often by mistake. We’re celebrating mistakes and their innovative power in this collection of both big and little mistakes in art, language, technology, and society.
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? How can those narratives be shifted or upended through alternative, innovative approaches to memorialization? These questions and many others are at the center of our project Shaping the Past.
The Goethe-Institut USA stands in solidarity with the Black community against acts of violence rooted in hatred and racism. We are privileged to be located in cities throughout the US with rich Black history, culture, and activism, and we stand with our neighbors in this time.
In light of the current situation, we are following the instructions of the local authorities and doing our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus. The Goethe-Institut Boston is temporarily closed to the public, and our staff is working from home. Here you'll find answers to all your questions. In addition, our language department and program curators are sharing some great ideas to spend time at home.