News from the Goetheanum

Web-seminar series of the World Social Initiative Forum
31 July 2020

Web-seminar series of the World Social Initiative Forum

The pandemic has uncovered so many systemic problems on a global scale that almost everyone sees the need for a drastic paradigm shift.

Extended opening hours in July
28 July 2020

Extended opening hours in July

The Goetheanum has now been open longer again since the Swiss Federal Council's guidelines. From 1 July 2020 new opening hours will apply for the ...

Exhibition: BREAKING INTO THE UNKNOWN - Creating Art in the Time of Corona
14 July 2020

Exhibition: BREAKING INTO THE UNKNOWN - Creating Art in the Time of Corona

51 artists have responded to the Section's call for works that have been created since the outbreak of the Corona crisis in early February.

Human orientation of the Anthroposophical Society
07 July 2020

Human orientation of the Anthroposophical Society

The Anthroposophical Society is a cosmopolitan society. It is based on a contemporary society of individuals. Membership is open to everyone, ...

Goetheanum: A new focus for the first term of the academic year 2020/21
05 July 2020

Goetheanum: A new focus for the first term of the academic year 2020/21

The study courses at the Goetheanum have been adapted to the current conditions. The first term of the academic year 2020/2021 ‘Metamorphosis’ is ...

Gerald Häfner on the death of George Floyd
02 July 2020

Gerald Häfner on the death of George Floyd

The death of Georg Floyd has triggered emotions all over the world. What lessons can be learned from this event?

Economy in tune with humanity and nature
01 July 2020

Economy in tune with humanity and nature

There is no such thing yet as an uninterrupted, transparent and sustainable supply chain. By using ‘impacTrace’ to investigate the impact products ...

Invitation to reflect on the potential for change
22 June 2020

Invitation to reflect on the potential for change

The research team of the Youth Section at the Goetheanum extends its research project ‘(Re)Search’, inviting young people to describe how they ...

Goetheanum reopens with festive piano concert
19 June 2020

Goetheanum reopens with festive piano concert

The charity concert on 28 June, which will open the Summer of Culture at the Goetheanum, will also constitute the Goetheanum‘s festive reopening ...

‘Living Farms’ illustrates how Steiner School in Kenya applies biodynamic farming
15 June 2020

‘Living Farms’ illustrates how Steiner School in Kenya applies biodynamic farming

A new contribution to the video series ‘Living Farms’ illustrates how the Mbagathi Rudolf Steiner School in Kenya combines education with basic ...

Into the Unknown: Appeal ‘Art in the time of Corona’
11 June 2020

Into the Unknown: Appeal ‘Art in the time of Corona’

The Visual Art Section at the Goetheanum calls on professional visual artists to submit art work on the topic of Corona. With this appeal the ...

The Corona crisis poses three questions
06 June 2020

The Corona crisis poses three questions

The pause because of the corona crisis will allow for a future that will come when we take hold of it. This raises three key questions.

Our new relationship to animals
05 June 2020

Our new relationship to animals

The Corona crisis calls for an end to the ongoing scandal of industrial animal husbandry, because it is not only contrary to animal welfare but ...

Goetheanum Adult Education Program to start in 2021
05 June 2020

Goetheanum Adult Education Program to start in 2021

The restrictions to learning caused by the Coronavirus make us aware of the basic conditions needed for the acquisition of skills. The Goetheanum ...

Living Farms - Learning from each other worldwide
02 June 2020

Living Farms - Learning from each other worldwide

In the Living Farms project, Lin Bautze and Philip Wilson visit farms around the world to document their lives and opportunities for action and ...

Being aware of our humanity
27 May 2020

Being aware of our humanity

As a result of the Coronavirus measures, schools and educational institutions around the world are exposed to the impact of digital technology. ...

Jasmin Peschke: Healthy food for healthy individuals
22 May 2020

Jasmin Peschke: Healthy food for healthy individuals

Jasmin Peschke, nutritional scientist from the Section for Agriculture, describes why biodynamically cultivated and produced food is especially ...

New expert team in the Visual Art Section at the Goetheanum
18 May 2020

New expert team in the Visual Art Section at the Goetheanum

One of the tasks of the Visual Art Section at the Goetheanum is to create and communicate art in all its visual, tangible qualities. Christiane ...

The Goetheanum Stage will show Goethe’s ‹Faust 1 & 2› four times in 2020
11 May 2020

The Goetheanum Stage will show Goethe’s ‹Faust 1 & 2› four times in 2020

The new production of Goethe’s ‘Faust’, parts 1 and 2, by Andrea Pfaehler (director) and Eduardo Torres (eurythmy) will premiere at the Goetheanum ...

Individuality as a culture-building force
27 April 2020

Individuality as a culture-building force

In their report for the year 2019/2020, the members of the Executive Council and Section leaders describe new forms of working, activities and ...

Coronavirus – restore balance by cooking with joy for all the senses
24 April 2020

Coronavirus – restore balance by cooking with joy for all the senses

Even as the coronavirus measures restrict our lives, one place offers some balance: the kitchen. The meaningful activity of cooking, the ...

New Leadership of the Natural Science Section
15 April 2020

New Leadership of the Natural Science Section

Matthias Rang and Johannes Wirz are now leading the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum. The two scientists, who have doctorates in physics ...

Coronavirus: Practical suggestions for online teacher conferences
08 April 2020

Coronavirus: Practical suggestions for online teacher conferences

Teachers are currently communicating not only with their students and parents exclusively via internet, but also with each other – and that mostly ...

Trust and relationships are sources of health
07 April 2020

Trust and relationships are sources of health

Anthroposophic medicine has decades of experience with viral pneumonia and is now broadly networked with medical fields that work in a ...

What can strengthen the immune system
07 April 2020

What can strengthen the immune system

Internal perspectives, authenticity, reflection and meditation contribute to the internal orientation of the soul and can positively influence the ...

The corona pandemic affects us humans, not nature
07 April 2020

The corona pandemic affects us humans, not nature

Nature is not affected by the corona pandemic – it breathes a sigh of relief and is able to provide security, especially as it now unfolds in ...

How do we live together?
07 April 2020

How do we live together?

The coronavirus pandemic challenges us as a community, demands our wakefulness and prudence, determination and patience. For anthroposophical ...

Coronavirus – practical suggestions for distanced-learning at home
02 April 2020

Coronavirus – practical suggestions for distanced-learning at home

Due to the measures being taken against the Sars-CoV-2 virus, teachers and parents are now teaching children and adolescents via multimedia or ...

We’re All in This Together – Pandemic and Ecology
26 March 2020

We’re All in This Together – Pandemic and Ecology

Illnesses are images, and when an illness affects all of humanity, like COVID-19 does, it is an image of contemporary life. What facilitates this ...

Faust: Eurythmy shows what lies in between
20 March 2020

Faust: Eurythmy shows what lies in between

The new production of Goethe‘s ‘Faust 1 & 2’ at the Goetheanum is scheduled for 20 and 21 June (director: Andrea Pfaehler). Both the ...

The Corona Virus
12 March 2020

The Corona Virus

For veterinarians, corona viruses are part of daily life, but now the corona virus SARS-CoV 2 has crossed the barrier to humans. What is a virus, ...

A hundred years
27 January 2020

A hundred years

At Easter 2020 Anthroposophic Medicine will celebrate its one hundredth birthday. The special anniversary will be marked with various events and ...

The Section for Agriculture invites you to share your experience
13 December 2019

The Section for Agriculture invites you to share your experience

Farmers are under pressure: climate change with uncertain harvests, bureaucracy with time-consuming administration and a precarious financial ...

Premiere of ‘Leuchtfäden’
03 December 2019

Premiere of ‘Leuchtfäden’

On December 28th, 2019 the Goetheanum eurythmy ensemble will perform its new program ‘Leuchtfäden’ (Rays of Light). It‘s about being on the move ...

The Goetheanum will be a guest at the Kunstmuseum Basel in December
28 November 2019

The Goetheanum will be a guest at the Kunstmuseum Basel in December

The Kunstmuseum Basel has invited the Goetheanum to design two artistic evenings around the theme of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ as part of ...

Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting
27 November 2019

Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting

The General Anthroposophical Society’s Annual Conference and AGM will be held at the Goetheanum from 2 to 5 April 2020.

Light, bees and plants
27 November 2019

Light, bees and plants

The work of the Natural Science Section is done both by groups working globally and at the Goetheanum’s Research Institute.

Conference for a Culture at the Threshold at the Goetheanum
22 November 2019

Conference for a Culture at the Threshold at the Goetheanum

Human beings are increasingly influencing the limits of their lives: the date of birth is planned by Caesarean section, and the moment of death ...

Bound to Earth
15 November 2019

Bound to Earth

A new youth movement has emerged out of concern for the earth as a living habitat. From 30 January to 2 February 2020, young people will gather at ...

Living Farms: Opportunities for a Sustainable Agriculture
06 November 2019

Living Farms: Opportunities for a Sustainable Agriculture

Loss of soil and biodiversity, pollution of water resources and challenges from climate change cast doubt on the agricultural practices currently ...

Goethe’s Faust Parts 1 and 2
31 October 2019

Goethe’s Faust Parts 1 and 2

In 2020 the Goetheanum Stage will present Faust Parts 1 and 2 by Johann Wolfgang Goethe in a new production directed by Andrea Pfaehler and ...

Vaccinate?!
22 October 2019

Vaccinate?!

The topic of vaccination elicits passionate responses. But why? And why do we need to vaccinate earlier and earlier today? Georg Soldner in ...

World Food Day: True flavour comes from environmentally friendly farming
05 October 2019

World Food Day: True flavour comes from environmentally friendly farming

Our spending habits determine how the world looks, because the purchase of a product supports the conditions under which it is produced. ...

Conference on transhumanism‘s image of humankind
27 September 2019

Conference on transhumanism‘s image of humankind

The technology of the future promises liberation from the basic human experiences of illness, old age, and death. By downloading the consciousness ...

One of the best hospitals
25 September 2019

One of the best hospitals

According to a German media study the anthroposophic Filderklinik belongs to the top ten hospitals with 150 to 300 beds in Baden Wurttemberg.

World Eurythmy Day: “The joy and courage to live”
23 September 2019

World Eurythmy Day: “The joy and courage to live”

September 24th is World Eurythmy Day: Eurythmy is lived on stage as the production of spoken language, musical and dramatic events as well as in ...

We are talking about the future and cosmic human being
10 September 2019

We are talking about the future and cosmic human being

The first Waldorf School opened in Stuttgart 100 years ago. There are now 1,180 Waldorf schools worldwide. Why was – and still is – the Waldorf ...

Two exhibitions
29 August 2019

Two exhibitions

In the autumn the Visual Art Section will hold both an exhibition of Georgian artists and a sales exhibition at the Goetheanum.

Alumni meeting
29 August 2019

Alumni meeting

From 1 to 5 July the first Goetheanum Studies alumni meeting took place at the Goetheanum. The gathering took the form of a study week on the ...

Supporting anthroposophy without being a member
29 August 2019

Supporting anthroposophy without being a member

The Goetheanum Fund – an initiative of the Anthroposophical Society in Switzerland – has become an important tool in support of anthroposophic ...

​Launch of the Goetheanum Leadership School in Autumn
03 June 2019

​Launch of the Goetheanum Leadership School in Autumn

The Goetheanum Leadership School is aimed at self mastery as a prerequisite for the management of companies and groups as well as for the exercise ...

Fear and health
29 May 2019

Fear and health

At the forthcoming summer conference at the Goetheanum, from 29 July to 4 August, on Spirituality, Fear and Health the Goetheanum Stage will ...

What is our global attitude to vaccinating?
29 May 2019

What is our global attitude to vaccinating?

On 15 April 2019 the Medical Section and the International Association of Anthroposophical Medical Societies (IVAA) responded to multiple requests ...

Always developing
29 May 2019

Always developing

Since 2017, a team of young researchers has put this question to their generation peers: What would the world look like in 2030 if what lives ...

Christmas Conference 2019
01 May 2019

Christmas Conference 2019

This year’s Christmas Conference at the Goetheanum will be about the spiritual forces of the starry world in our life and in community building.

World Educators' Conference
01 May 2019

World Educators' Conference

More than 1000 Waldorf educators took part in the International Early Childhood Conference Inner Freedom – Social Responsibility. Finding Paths to ...

East-West-Congress 2022
01 April 2019

East-West-Congress 2022

In 1922 the until then biggest public congress of the Anthroposophical Society was held in Vienna. Plans are underway for a new ...

Documentation of the Goetheanum World Conference 2016
01 January 2017

Documentation of the Goetheanum World Conference 2016

Here you can find the documentation of the Goetheanum World Conference, which took place at the Goetheanum from 27 September to 1 October 2016.