Watch-Klatsch: Babylon Berlin, Season One, Ep. 5-6
Discussion of Season One, Episodes 5 and 6, will take place via Zoom on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP via Eventbrite in order to receive discussion prompts and the Zoom invite link. Discussion prompts from moderator Dr. Hester Baer will be emailed to all participants RSVP'd via Eventbrite in advance of the discussion. The Zoom invite and additional directions/tips for accessing the Zoom discussion will be emailed to all participants no less than 24 hours before the discussion begins. The discussion will take place in English.
Design for Everyone: An Intro to Urban Planning & Design
An introductory virtual lecture on the elements of urban planning and design with urban strategist Ifeoma Ebo.
Join us for the second program in Design for Everyone, a lecture series that seeks to open up conversations about design to broader, more diverse audiences. Produced by Form Function Studio, in partnership with Goethe-Institut and DC Public Library.
Learn the basics of how urban planning and design help shape our cities, create communities, and make connections between people, places, nature, and the built environment.
Goethe Book Club Goes Digital: Thomas Mann's Death in Venice (1912)
Read and discuss works by contemporary German authors in this series hosted by the Goethe-Institut. All books can be read in their English translations or in the German originals; our discussion will be in English. June's "throwback“ edition of Goethe Book Club revisits Thomas Mann’s 1912 classic and controversial novella Death in Venice.
Shaping the Past
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.
May 2020 Blended Learning German Language Courses
For those of you looking for the most face-to-face time with other course participants and our instructors, Blended Learning is the best option for you. These courses consist of 50% online live group sessions, and 50% flexible online learning, closely supported by your instructors. Enter promo-code May2020 at checkout and save 20% on all Blended Learning courses beginning in May (case-sensitive; code valid thru 05/17/2020; offers may not be combined).
COVID-19 – We’re temporarily closed to the public
In light of the current situation, our institute is closed to the public effective immediately until further notice. In order to protect the health of our course and exam participants, our employees and patrons, all face-to-face German classes, exams and events at the Goethe-Institut Washington have been suspended. Course and exam participants will be contacted individually with information about alternatives; we remain reachable by email. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns and thank you for your understanding. Please check our website and social media channels for updates.