The Goethe-Institut Libanon Celebrates its Renovated Premises
October 20, 2017
Building ties between generations, the Goethe-Institut Libanon celebrated the opening of a newer and bigger institute, located in Gemmayzeh.
The renovated premises are open to everyone who is interested in cultural encounters, learning German or discovering the current trends in German and European art, film, dance, music, and philosophy. Mani Pournaghi, director of the Goethe-Institut Libanon, stressed the importance of mutual cooperation and dialogue, saying: "Our goal is to create a space for people from Lebanon, Germany, and Europe where they can come together, discuss different ideas and experiment with artistic expressions."
In Lebanon, the Goethe-Institut is part of a worldwide network of 159 Goethe-Institutes, which are the cultural institutes of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Goethe-Institutes focus on interactions in the linguistic and cultural field. The aim is to develop vibrant relationships and co-productions with partners, including individuals and organizations who work independently in the field of culture, education, teacher training, and civil society. In Beirut the Goethe-Institut has established long-standing relationships with its partners due to its long presence since 1955.