About Kultursymposium Weimar

The Kultursymposium Weimar is a discursive festival for new networks and ideas. Every two years, the Goethe-Institut brings together over five hundred people from all over the world to come together in Weimar to attend the event. Interdisciplinary and diverse, the Kultursymposium Weimar reflects the richness and complexity of global discourses and proposes new ideas for international cultural exchange. Each edition of this successful festival format has a different theme - in 2021 it focuses on »Generations«.

Publikum im Saal. © Jörg Gläscher A variety of topics are explored from many different perspectives in an interdisciplinary programme of lectures, discussions, participatory formats and artistic interventions. Participants from all over the world, including representatives from culture, science, business, the media and politics, will come together to discuss the pressing issues of our time.

Due to the pandemic, the third edition of the symposium in 2021 will take place online, accompanied by selected projects in Weimar and at Goethe-Instituts worldwide. The digital edition is accessible free of charge and without registration from all over the world. Only condition: a stable internet connection!

The Kultursymposium Weimar took place for the first time in 2016 with the theme of »The Sharing Game – Exchange in Culture and Society«. The second edition, which took place on 19–21 June 2019, was titled »Recalculating the Route«.