In-Person Festival | May 13
Having postponed our outdoor Earth Day events to Thursday, May 13, 3:00–7:00 pm, the Goethe-Institut Boston continues to celebrate Earth Day. A tradition since 1970, thousands of organizations in over 193 countries around the world come together every year to honor our Earth and call for common climate action. Celebrate with us!
Goethe on Demand
Signs of Resistance
The Goethe-Institut presents Signs of Resistance, a series of 14 documentaries from four decades on civil society engagement, protest and emancipation movements, the culture of remembrance, migration, and environmental issues. Watch the entire film series free of charge on the Goethe-Institut’s streaming platform!
On this Earth Day 2021, we are excited to release our Sustainability Statement which conveys our commitment to become more sustainable as an institution and build a sustainable world through cultural and educational programming in collaboration with our partners in New England. A first step, we look forward to sharing more soon.
A new choreography by the Boston Dance Theater conceived for video:
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the premiere of Together Apart, a dance video commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Boston which translates themes of division, polarization, reunification and coming together into the language of contemporary dance. In case you missed it, you can now watch the full dance video plus exclusive interviews on the making online.
July 19-30, 2021
3D Summer Youth Camp
Are you looking for a cool and engaging German summer camp for teenagers aged 14-17? Check out our two-week 3D youth summer camp #WeForFuture! Young participants work on projects covering topics such as sustainability, diversity, and social courage, and sharpen their German language skills.
Our Studio 170 jury met at the end of last year to exchange views on the 45 impressively high-quality applications we recieved in response to our call for proposals last fall. We are excited to work with three amazing artists this year: Liu Wa, Maria Finkelmeier, and Shane Smith. Learn more about the artists and their plans for the residency.
Podcast | Online
55 Voices for Democracy: The Podcast
Listen now! 55 Voices for Democracy, hosted by New York Times bestselling author Tom Zoellner, was launched by the Thomas Mann House and expanded into a full podcast series. It was inspired by the 55 BBC radio addresses Thomas Mann delivered from his home in California to thousands of listeners in Europe between 1940 and 1945, speaking out against fascism and becoming the most significant German defender of democracy in exile. Tom Zoellner and his co-hosts engage in vivid conversations with intellectuals, artists, and activists about the question of how to renew democracy today.