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Wunderbar Together Podcasts

This year, our projects are taking place in all 50 states, but did you know you can also take Wunderbar Together with you on the go by downloading one of our partner podcasts? Each episode provides a new perspective on German-American Friendship in culture, business, politics, and more! Happy listening!

© Harold N. Fisk
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Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Field Station #4: Confluence Ecologies

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. Field Station #4, Confluence Ecologies, aims to bring a regionally focused lens to the globally entangled Anthropocene condition.

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“Land of Inventors: Germany” Brings German Advancements in STEM to American Schools

“Land of Inventors: Germany”  is a hands-on, multimedia exhibit that gives visitors the opportunity to learn about fascinating German STEM-related inventions in a number of different fields – computer science, energy, mobility, communications, medicine, optics, and material. German inventions have had profound influence on technological development across the globe.

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Guest Blog: The Rio Grande Valley German Club Brings St. Martin’s Day to Texas

The RGV German Club, a student organization and non-profit at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, was very excited to participate in Wunderbar Together! As a part of our mission to share German culture and language with the community, we created Brownsville, Texas’ first St. Martin’s Day Lantern Parade!

© Wood Powell Transatlantic Outreach Program
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Guest Blog: Learning to Use STEM to Teach Integration on a TOP Study Tour

The Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) provides North American educators of social studies and STEM subjects, as well as workforce decision makers, with classroom materials, workshops, virtual exchanges, and study tours. This guest blog post was written by 2018 TOP fellow and South Carolina educator Kirstin Bullington about how she plans to teach her students differently about Germany following her time abroad on a TOP study tour.

© Maja Frank
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Guest Blog: A heart for a better future

Whether it’s combatting climate change, promoting feminism or perfecting your Baklava recipe: there’s still a lot to be done for the future. Maja Frank’s Instagram project, @zukunftlikefuture, seeks to portray what this could look like and what people are committing to today to improve their futures.

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FC Bayern Munich brings European Soccer to the US

This summer, Kansas City will be playing host to a different kind of football. FC Bayern Munich will be heading to Missouri to play against the Italian AC Milan on July 23 as a part of the Audi Summer Tour.

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Share Your Story #6: Vicki Fulimeni

In celebration of German-American friendship, we’re featuring stories from people like you! This week’s story was written by Vicki Fulimeni.

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Language Learning and Friendly Competition at German Soccer Camps!

The Goethe-Institut Chicago is teaching kids about German language and culture while training the soccer stars of tomorrow at their German Soccer Camps. German trainers visited four schools across the country for three-day soccer camps – all held completely in German!

© Nadia Hassani
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Share Your Photos of German Summer Food and Drinks with #AmericanCooksGerman

This summer, Spoonfuls of Germany is launching the summer edition of #AmericaCooksGerman to highlight tasty German delicacies found across the country. Readers are invited to post their own photos of German summer favorites with the hashtag #AmericaCooksGerman.

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Share Your Story: Historical Edition #3

This week’s story comes to us from the German Heritage in Letters project. The German Heritage in Letters project digitizes hand-written correspondence between German immigrants in the U.S. and their family back home. The project helps preserve preserve and tell an authentic story of immigration from Germany. The letters are primarily from 1840s – 1880s, where at the peak, more than 3 million letters were sent each year.

© Nadine Fraczkowski
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Anne Imhof’s “Sex” Makes its American Debut at the Art Institute of Chicago

Anne Imhof brought her most recent work, “Sex,” to the Art Institute of Chicago.  The German visual and performance artist is best known for receiving the prestigious Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Biennale for her powerful installation, “Faust.” “Sex” opened with three days of live performances and continues as an installation that included sculpture, painting, and sound.

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The Potential

On May 21st, the Detroit-Berlin Connection hosted a conference entitled “The Potential” in cooperation with Your Mom’s Agency, Wunderbar Together, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Goethe Institute Chicago. The exchange is the brainchild of Dimitri Hegemann, founder of one of Berlin’s original Techno clubs and a lifelong ambassador for the Detroit-Berlin Connection.

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Share Your Story: Historical Edition #2

This week’s story comes to us from the German Heritage in Letters project. The German Heritage in Letters project digitizes hand-written correspondence between German immigrants in the U.S. and their family back home. The project helps preserve preserve and tell an authentic story of immigration from Germany. The letters are primarily from 1840s – 1880s, where at the peak, more than 3 million letters were sent each year.

© Nadia Hassani
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Spoonfuls of Germany: German Food on the Go, Made in the USA

Each month, Wunderbar Together features the food and culture blog of Nadia Hassani, German immigrant to the United States and author of the German regional cookbook, Spoonfuls of Germany. In “German food on the go, made in USA,” Hassani spotlights two restaurants in the United States with German owners that serve German fast-food staples: currywurst, schnitzel, and döner.

© Jennifer Colten
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“Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Field Station #3: Industry, Indigeneity, and Empire

The third Field Station, “Anthropocene Vernacular,” will feature the work of artists, researchers, and community organizers. Through a series of projects, they will tell the multigenerational story of how this region’s people have cultivated a distinct everyday culture in the midst of the intense convergence of social, environmental, and economic crises.

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Hertha BSC Tears Down Walls with the Twin Cities German Immersion School

This year, the city of Berlin is celebrating 30 years of unity after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Hertha BSC, the city’s premier soccer club, celebrated this anniversary and advocated for a tolerant, open-minded world with the Tear Down Walls Tour through the United States.

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MUTEK.SF Festival Highlight: DÖKK

MUTEK.SF brought artists from around the world on the cutting edge of music and art to the Bay Area. Wunderbar Together partnered with the festival to present Dökk, an innovative digital and performance art piece and festival highlight.

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Share Your Story: Historical Edition #1

This week’s story comes to us from the German Heritage in Letters project. The German Heritage in Letters project digitizes hand-written correspondence between German immigrants in the U.S. and their family back home. The project helps preserve preserve and tell an authentic story of immigration from Germany. The letters are primarily from 1840s – 1880s, where at the peak, more than 3 million letters were sent each year. 

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Students and Teachers Gather in Chicago to Find Sustainable Solutions for the Future

This May, 300 students and teachers from across the US gathered at Loyola University in Chicago for the Sustainability Summit to learn about sustainability and find solutions for climate change and other environmental topics.

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Share Your Story #5: Mitchell Schaub

In celebration of German-American friendship, we’re featuring stories from people like you! This week’s story was written by Mitchell Staub.

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A Look Back: Germany Week in Chicago

The first stop of the PopUp Tour was a stellar success! More than 21,000 visitors attended 52 of our events in Chicago.

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“On the Road” with Fulbright Germany: Exploring U.S.-German Relations in the American Heartland

In this guest blog post, Jacob Comenetz wrote about his experience on the Fulbright Germany “On the Road” road trip project, traveling from Milwaukee, WI to Fayetteville, AR with a team of three German and three American Fulbright participants!

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The Digital Kinderuniversity Launches at the Sustainability Summit in Chicago

Students and educators gathered in Chicago, Illinois for this year’s Sustainability Summit, where the Goethe-Institut launched the Digital Kinderuniversity, a free, innovative educational project that allows students to learn German while exploring the fascinating world of science through 30 interactive STE(A)M lessons.

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The WanderbUS Stops in Chicago

The WanderbUS brought its exciting program of interactive technology and fun language games to Hayt Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. This time, Johannes Ebert, Chairman of the Board for Goethe-Institut, attended the event to meet with students and join in on the fun!