After thousands of events across the country, the Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19 has come to an end, but the memories remain. This video highlights some of the projects, places, and people that have made this year so special, once again showcasing the many ways that Germany and the US are Wunderbar Together!
As we wrap up the Year of German-American Friendship, Wunderbar Together is excited to look back on all of the people, partners, and events that made the year such a success! And with over 2,500 events at over 500 locations in all 50 states, there is certainly a lot to celebrate.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Closes the Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19 with Calls for Future Transatlantic Cooperation
This October, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier made an official visit to Boston to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Wunderbar Together campaign 2018/19.
Over 1,500 feet above Utah’s breathtaking Monument Valley, Niklas Winter attempted to keep his balance and walk across a one-inch slackline between two hot air balloons adorned with the American and German flags. Winter is a member of One Inch Dreams, a group of German slackliners and filmmakers who have attempted daring stunts around the globe.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the legendary Bauhaus school, which has roots in Germany but soon spread across the globe. Wunderbar Together celebrated this milestone with a series of events and partnerships from coast to coast.
How big is space? Do our eyes also grow as we get bigger? What would the world be like if our children were given the chance to rewrite the concept of fairness? These and many other questions were explored by around 400 children in Boston on November 1, 2019 at the event “A WORLD OF LEARNING” by the Goethe-Institut’s Digital Kinderuniversity.
German-American chef Nadia Hassani has been bringing German recipes to an American audience for well over a decade on her blog, Spoonfuls of Germany. In honor of Thanksgiving, she’s sharing one of her favorite recipes with us!
Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall came down. But it didn’t happen on its own. In reality, the Wall was “brought down by courageous people,” including many artists. The Medea Insurrection: Radical women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain, a special exhibition at the Wende Museum in Culver City, California, seeks to highlight the work and experiences of women artists, a group too often overlooked in historical discussions of life in East Germany.
After two successful stops at the Gray Area Festival in San Francisco and the MUTEK festival in Montreal as a part of Wunderbar Together, the ISM Hexadome is returning to the East Coast for a special exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)!
The Anthropocene River Campus Convenes in New Orleans to Examine the Human Impact on the Mississippi
This week, German and American scholars, researchers, artists, and activists are gathering in New Orleans to discuss the historical, social, and ecological impact humans have had on the Mississippi River region.
Fulbright Germany’s Meet-a-German program invites guest speakers to American schools to talk to its students about Germany. Classes ask questions about German culture, play fun language games, and take part in fun activities designed to bring a taste of Germany into American classrooms.
This November, the Harvard Kennedy School held its 11th Annual German American Conference. The conference, which has become a well-known transatlantic summit in German-American relations, seeks to inspire leadership, foster dialogue, and promote innovation among its attendees. This event is the largest student-led conference of its kind in the United State with over 700 participants and over 50 speakers.
This year, Kansas City journalist Anne Marie was given the opportunity to take part in the “Goethe Close-Up” exchange program. Sponsored by the Goethe-Institut and Wunderbar Together, the project gives cultural journalists working in print, online, and radio media the opportunity to swap work places with journalists from another country for three to four weeks.
Mississippi. An Anthropocene River takes the concept of the Anthropocene – the period of history during which humans have been the dominant influence on climate and the environment – into the field. The project, organized by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and the Max Planck Institute, investigates the Mississippi River as an exemplary landscape of global environmental change.
This summer, American center-back Michael Edwards joined a growing group of American players in making the jump across the Atlantic to play with the best of the best in the German Bundesliga. The Virginia native, who began his career not far from his hometown at the DC United Academy, is already making an impact on the field for the Wolves.
The Goethe-Institut’s Digital Kinderuni is coming to Boston! The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will play host to “A World of Learning,” which will invite hundreds of students from Boston-area schools to have fun while learning more about the Digital Kinderuni.
From investment in American jobs to Bauhaus workshops and kids science labs, the PopUp Tour stop in Atlanta proved to be a wonderful production and display of German-American friendship. A podcast walking tour from Work Awesome, an array of spins and twirls from Circus Mojo were just part of this great lineup.
MEUTE, one of Hamburg’s most exciting music groups, is currently touring the US, bringing their unique blend of techno and marching band music to venues from Nashville to West Hollywood. At each show, MEUTE uses acoustic instruments to create a club feeling akin to a DJ set. Whether in a concert hall or on the street, Meute’s performances are sure to get everyone dancing.
All good things must come to an end – even the PopUp Tour! Today was the final day of the PopUp Tour in Portland, the last stop of this year’s cross country tour. We ended the tour with some of our favorite events, from Discover Bauhaus to Science Slams and performances by Circus Mojo!
A new day at the Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour began with an exciting series of talks by BMW focusing on “Design for Mobility.” During the talks, hosted by Designworks, visitors could learn more about the connection between future mobility trends and urban design, sustainable system designs for urban areas, and more while also discovering more about the BMW Group’s international design innovation studio and its work on mobility.
The PopUp Tour continued in Portland today with a day full of events focusing on the potential of German-American cooperation in the business, technology and digital innovation.
With stops in Chicago, St. Louis, and Atlanta in the rear view mirror, the Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour headed to the West Coast for its final stop in Portland, Oregon. The tour will be in the Beaver State all week long with fun events related to German-American art, business, sport, and culture!
The third annual Trilateral Science Slam was held in the United States for the first time ever in Tucson, Arizona. 6 Slammers from 3 countries – Germany, Russia and the US – competed for the title of champion of the Slam. Their task: to present their research in a compelling TED-style talk.
At a stop on the Day of German Unity in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Milwaukee School of Languages, Member of the German Parliament Ulla Schmidt visited the WanderbUs to play games and try out the VR headsets with the students.
The fifth and final day of the PopUp Tour in Atlanta kicked off with screenings of two of the biggest Bundesliga matchups of the day. Fans in the home of the reigning MLS Champions Atlanta United gathering under the PopUp Tour tent for a heated match between perennial favorites RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04.