Fake news and filter bubbles have become part of the standard vocabulary within the political and media discourse not only in South Africa, but around the world. This has also led to increased debate around Algorithmic decision making (ADM) and its consequences on societies.
The Open Call for projects to be realised in 2019 (February to November) is now available. Application deadline is 6 August 2018.
Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) will support work realised all over South Africa ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; including visual art, literature, film, music, dance and theatre projects.
For the first time, a solo exhibition by Wolfgang Tillmans can be seen on the African continent. Entitled Fragile, it opened in Kinshasa on 12 January 2018 in the presence of the artist. In an interview with Patrick Mudekereza, Tillmans talks about his impressions of the first station of the ifa touring exhibition, which is realised in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Kinshasa. [more …]
The library of the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg houses a "cultural entrepreneurship hub". Curator Nthato Malope speaks about the special place, the work he does with the different hubbers and his participation in the Munich Creative Business Week. [more …]
Peter Machen speaks to leading German filmmaker Doris Dörrie about her remarkable film Fukushima, Mon Amour which screened at the Durban International Film Festival as part of the German Focus. [more …]
The I Am Science or Digital Access to Knowledge project aims, in the short term, to increase interest in and meaningful understanding of basic scientific concepts among early high-school girls in disadvantaged, urban areas which will support them to continue studying science at school.