Lilli Kobler


The Goethe-Institute in Khartoum, is Germany’s official cultural institute teaching the German language, offering information services in a library, and fostering cultural exchange and intercultural experiences between Germany and Sudan.

Lilli Kobler, after studying anthropology, psychology and Arabic studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, she worked at the Goethe-Institut in Cairo, Johannesburg, Munich and Khartoum. The first time she led the Goethe-Institut in Sudan as the director was from 2010 to 2014, and since 2018 she is back continuing her work. She was able to weave the formative events in Sudan in 2019 into many of her projects, creating new spaces and platforms for discourse and exchange. Her aim was to give the conflicts in Sudan visibility in Germany and to make it possible to experience the interweaving and processing of topics between the continents. This ongoing and continuous negotiation process and especially the innovative and participatory ways of contemporary project design, can be experienced in the project Sudan Moves.