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Current projects

Birds in DC © Luke Huddon


Parks are found everywhere and oftentimes offer insight into society. 
But how do we use them? How do they differ from one place to another, from the United States to Germany? Join us on a multimedia journey through parks!

Marx Now © Dan Mohr (yesisaid.com)

Marx Now

For Marx’s 200th birthday, the Goethe-Institut is revisiting Marxism in the light of contemporary discussions. Here in Washington, DC, we will be hosting a variety of interactive experiences, exciting films, and innovative performances.

Street Art Photo: Marlou Taenzer

#artbits Street Art Discoveries From Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

Covering walls and surfaces in cities around the world, Street Art is appreciated by thousands every day as they go about their daily business.