Play is a cultural practice that has been part of and formed human societies for thousands of years, stimulated their imagination and inspired them to excel. With the project SPIELTRIEB! (Play Instinct!), the Goethe-Institut wants to take into account the growing significance of the phenomenon of play. It is important that play be discussed not only in the commercial but also in the cultural context.

This exhibition was commissioned by the Goethe-Institut as part of the Europe-wide project SPIELTRIEB!