Zanele Muholi Header Zanele Muholi exhibition © Goethe-Institut/Lerato Maduna


In a worldwide focus on the theme of participation, the Goethe-Institut looks at topics ranging from questions around ownership of the public space to emancipatory movements and regulation of our communication.

For the Goethe-Institut in Sub-Saharan Africa, supporting cultural projects that work with LGBTI (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex) and Queer representation is particularly significant, given the ongoing prosecution of this group within many countries in the region.

Archive of Forgetfulness © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

Archive of Forgetfulness

We are inviting contributions which focus on the things that enable us to move – literally or figuratively – trains, roads, space programmes, aeroplanes, ports, boda bodas, and many others – to question what it means to imagine living otherwise across borders. 

Johannesburg Greenhouse Project © Johannesburg Greenhouse Project


​The Response-Ability project at the Greenhouse in Joubert Park is seeking to commission artists.
Due date for submissions is the 30th of September 2020.

Game 'n' Train Mixer Online © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Game 'n' Train Mixer

Are you a game developer?
Does meeting your fellow developers from across the world excite you?
International collaboration and peer learning on your mind?Then you have come to the right place!

IDO 2020 Werbebanner © Goethe-Institut

IDO 2020 - International German Olympics

150 Deutschlerner*innen im Alter von 14 bis 17 Jahren qualifizieren sich in nationalen Vorentscheiden in über 75 Teilnahmeländern und werden aus allen fünf Kontinenten nach Deutschland reisen. 

Terreno Occupado, Cuito Cuanavale, Angola © Jo Ractliffe

In whose place?

The Wits History Workshop and the School of Architecture & Planning in partnership with the Johannesburg Art Gallery and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) are hosting a conference titled “In whose place?” from 4 to 6 June 2020.