Frankly … integrated – Culture or Money?
What shapes our cultures? Capitalism, enlightenment or circumstances beyond our control? Dominic Otiang’a highlights contrasting cultures between Africa and the West.
#MyJob – “Contact is what’s important!”
Thi-Minh-Tam Ta is a psychiatrist with a passion. Originally from Vietnam, she has lived and worked in Berlin for 13 years. She didn’t find it easy to cope with the culture, especially at the beginning.
Sea rescue – Rights and responsibilities
Every year thousands of people drown in a bid to find the freedom they hope for in Europe. Time and again, those who argue in favour of recusing those in distress at sea are criticised. From a legal standpoint though, what are our responsibilities towards those in trouble at sea?
“Europe is Our Foundation” – An Interview with Johannes Ebert
Decolonisation, sustainability and Europe in times of populism: The Goethe-Institut is strengthening its network to facilitate the dialogue on these and other issues. For the annual press conference of the Goethe-Institut, Secretary-General Johannes Ebert reports in an interview on the focuses of the Goethe-Institut’s international cultural and language work in 2020.
Frankly … integrated – On the Bench
Anyone resting in a park in Germany for a while runs the risk of being controlled by a civilian patrol. Our columnist Dominic Otiang'a shares this irritating experience with other foreigners in Germany who just want to rest for a while.
Goethe Medal 2019 – Truth and Fiction
The German-Turkish writer Doğan Akhanlı, the Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat and the Mongolian publisher and political journalist Enkhbat Roozon were awarded the Goethe Medal on 28 August. Their credibility is based on their independence, not political activism, according to Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, the president of the Goethe-Institut.