Kultursymposium Weimar 2021

Programme Highlights

With the title Generations the Kultursymposium Weimar connects many debates and conflicts of our time. The Goethe-Institut illuminates the diversity of the topic in artistic explorations, online debates and interviews with prominent voices who are tuning in from all over the world. Take a look at the programme highlights of the digital festival, the projects in Weimar and the events happening at the Goethe-Instituts around the world.
Glance at 2099 © TAU

A Glance into 2099

A discussion about what kind of world our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will live in.

Close-up of people from behind who are embracing each other, lettering love all over the place © TAU

Changing Love

A discussion on intergenerational ideas about sexuality and partnership.

Jane Goodall: Unknown Pathways © The Jane Goodall Institute

Unknown Pathways

Behavioural scientist Jane Goodall talks typical generational conflicts of chimpanzees.

Programme Cooperations

Ok, Boomer! Ach, Greta! © 3sat

Ok, Boomer! Ach, Greta!

In this special edition, the 3sat-Magazin Kulturzeit deals with the topic of generations and brings activists into conversation.

Daniel Wisser, Wolfgang Schäuble, Rayk Anders, Dana Grigorcea Das Blaue Sofa

Das Blaue Sofa

The joint literary format of Bertelsmann, ZDF, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and 3sat with a special edition on generations from the Bauhaus Museum Weimar.

The Radio Programme


generations.fm © TAU

Projects in Weimar

Galerie Eigenheim - Liveschalte © TAU

Exhibition in Galerie Eigenheim

An exhibition on the Kultursymposium Weimar with works by Zara Julius, Li Hanwei, Emilija Škarnulytė and Kristin Jakubek from 16 June till 3rd Juli at Galerie Eigenheim.

Flower meadow with lettering rewild © TAU

Foodbank for Pollinators

An artistic installation in Weimar in cooperation with the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Goethe-Institut London.

Global Perspectives on Generations between 9 and 77 years

Generational Issues

Generationsfragen © Goethe-Institut / TAU

Introductory programme worldwide

With the introductory programme, the Kultursymposium Weimar has published a project of the Goethe-Instituts worldwide here on our website and via YouTube every Wednesday at 5pm from 19 May. The worldwide features have shed light on the facets of the topic of Generations in its international scope. 
Old Wishes © Old Wishes

Old Wishes

A multimedia project in cooperation with the Goethe-Instituts Cairo and Khartoum along with the regional magazine Perspektiven and the Rift Digital Lab.

food:generations Warschau © Ola Wasilewska


An intergenerational cooking studio in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Warsaw.

Intergenerational Trauma Panel from New Delhi © Saktishree

Intergenerational Trauma

Lectures and a discussion on intergenerational trauma in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut New Delhi.

Trauma’s Field of Distortion © Marvin Ruppert, Elena Seibert, Nina Subin, Sarah Shatz

Trauma's Field of Distortion

A discussion with Megha Majumdar, Pierre Jarawan, Maaza Mengiste and Tess Lewis on the current generation novel in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut New York. 

Literary Ground and Legacy © Beowulf Sheeha, Juliane Henrich, Donnelly Marks

Literary Ground and Legacy

A discussion with Anja Kampmann, Nadia Owusu and Alta L. Price on the current generational novel in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut New York.