“KULTURAUSTAUSCH” is the magazine for international perspectives. It is published quarterly and presents international cultural relations from fresh perspectives. We focus on people and regions that rarely feature in the German debate.

Renowned authors such as Serhij Zhadan, Fatou Diome, Liao Yiwu, Ibram X. Kendi or Gioconda Belli have their say, as do other voices from around the globe from Afghan women doctors to mine workers in Congo to racing drivers from Qatar.

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KULTURAUSTAUSCH stands for diversity and close-up journalism. Published by ifa – Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations in partnership with ConBrio Verlag.

The editorial team of KULTURAUSTAUSCH works from Berlin, but most of our authors are based somewhere else: in Lagos, Taipei or Bogotá, for example. Would you like to contact the editorial team, send us feedback or send a message to one of our contributors?

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Advisory board

An advisory board including experts from the spheres of politics, science, media and culture advises the editorial staff on the selection of the main topics: 

Jagoda Marinić, writer and journalist, Heidelberg
Thomas Macho, cultural scientist, Vienna
Evelyn Roll, journalist, Berlin
Aleš Šteger, author, Ljubljana
Fatima Remli, podcaster and moderator, Cologne
Theo Geißler (guest), publisher, Regensburg

ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

ifa - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen works with partners worldwide to promote freedom in the arts, research and civil society. It provides a platform for activists, artists and academics, promotes cooperation and pursues its goals in collaboration with European partners. Drawing on its core competencies of art, research and civil society, ifa builds networks to achieve sustainable impact.


ifa promotes, informs and builds networks in the fields of art, research and civil society


Tell us what you think!

In print and online we give a platform to new perspectives from around the globe. Our editorial team researches current topics, commissions international authors to unpack them for us and, finally, translates their views into German and English. We would love your input:



Which subjects most interest you?


Taiwan, Iran or the Maldives: For me, the magazine is best when it reports from countries that are often overlooked by the daily newsflow

I am most interested in KULTURAUSTAUSCH when it dives into current talking points, like when it takes deep dives into “de-growth” and “culture wars”

Why not focus on concept editions, like when you explored “DIY design” and “18 things that change the world”?