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The PopUp Tour Goes Back to School

 The PopUp Tour in Atlanta started a new day in the tent with the SchoolFest, which invited over 200 students from all over Georgia to participate in a host of different live shows, workshops, science labs, and more that taught students about STEM as well as Germany and the German-American friendship. This interactive experience was full of fun activities that engaged students with design elements, virtual reality, and future study abroad opportunities!

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The PopUp Tour Gets Down to Business in Atlanta

The PopUp Tour continued a week of fun events in the Peach State by turning its attention to business and innovation with a wide array of activities under its trademark tent.

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Guest Blog: A Typical Day on the WanderbUS!

Following its summer hiatus, the WanderbUS has gone back to school! With its first seven stops complete, the WanderbUS has already covered more than 2,000 miles through seven states in less than two weeks.

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The PopUp Tour Shows Off its Skills in Atlanta

On the first day of the PopUp Tour in Atlanta, guests appreciated the artistic achievements of German artists and musicians, but Day Two was all about skills. What skills can Germany and the US learn from each other? How can we use these skills to strengthen our relationship and improve lives at home and abroad?

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The PopUp Tour Kicks Off in Atlanta with Music and Art

One of the centerpieces of Wunderbar Together is its official roadshow: the PopUp Tour. This traveling festival combines an impressive culture tent with mobile presentation modules and various flexible pop-up edutainment elements. Programs range from business conferences, science slams, art exhibits, and concerts to interactive student-focused events.

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Share Your Story #11: Barbara Susann Verona

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

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Share Your Story #10: Laura McKenzie

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

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Wiesn in a Box Creates an Oasis of Beer and Pretzels at Burning Man 2019

The following post was written by Jakob Levin, a member of the Wunderbar Together team and recent Burning Man attendee. A three hour drive and four hours of waiting in line behind us, the Wunderbar Together and Wiesn in a Box teams decided it was probably time to cook some dinner. We had no idea […]

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Share Your Story #9: Daniella Bega-Silva

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

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The American Apprenticeship Initiative Grantee National Meeting

The US and Germany are working together to bridge the skills gap and connect qualified workers with these jobs by promoting widespread apprenticeship and dual education programs. This year’s American Apprenticeship Initiative Grantee National Meeting took place in Arlington, Virginia.

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Share Your Story #8: Andrew Gale

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

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Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” Now Showing in the ISM Hexadome

A special screening of American director Darren Aronofsky’s controversial environmental parable Mother! will be shown in the innovative ISM Hexadome at the 2019 MUTEK festival. The New York-based audiovisual collective Little Cinema adapted the film into a multiscreen narrative experience created especially for this event.

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Guest Blog: Experiencing Pennsylvania Dutch Culture in Kutztown

In this guest blog, Christoph Mücher, Director of Wunderbar Together, writes about his experiences getting immersed in Pennsylvania Dutch culture at the 70th annual Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA.

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Contemporary& Releases the Print Issue of “This is Not About You”

The special #Detroit issue of Contemporary&, “This is Not About You,” was created from the results of workshop discussions and is now available in print and online.  The issue contains a variety of written content, including interviews, biographical entries, and prose. Accompanying the articles are striking images, historical photos, and art.  

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Share Your Story #7: Josie Huffman

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

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Blog: German filmXchange Takes German Filmmakers on Tour to American Universities

As a part of Wunderbar Together, German Films is organizing a tour of five films in partnership with American universities in the Midwest to foster German-American relations. The focus is on films by talented German filmmakers who grew up in multicultural environments.

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Wiesn in a Box Brings Oktoberfest to Texas

Oktoberfest may not be kicking off in Munich until next month, but here in the US, Wiesn in a Box has been bringing the spirit of the famous Bavarian festival to the American heartland all year! As a part of Wunderbar Together, the Pop-Up Biergarten will be traveling to dozens of cities and towns from coast to coast to serve up traditional hot pretzels and ice-cold Hofbräu beer on tap!

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In the “German In New York” Podcast, Guests Tell Their Own Stories

Every German living in the US has a unique story to tell. Why did they choose to move across the Atlantic? What difficulties did they face? What opportunities did they find? For more than 18,000 German-Americans, another question is: why New York City? German in New York – a bilingual podcast – explores the experiences of German immigrants and their relationship with New York City.

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It’s GO Time with the German National Tourist Office!

As a proud participant of the Year of German-American Friendship, the German National Tourist Office has created a comprehensive campaign encouraging the more than 44 million Americans that claim German ancestry to discover their roots in Germany.

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“Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Field Station #5: Commodity Exploitation

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 #5 focuses on the spatial politics of both urban and rural sites between Memphis, Jackson, and New Orleans, investigating its major ramifications on human bodies and the broader landscape.

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Show Me Your Shelves! Brings Black Art to Public Libraries

“Show Me Your Shelves!” is a dynamic exhibition designed to foster artistic dialogue between Black artists from Germany and the United States. The exhibit is featured in Detroit, Michigan and Houston, Texas this year as a part of Wunderbar Together.

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ISM Hexadome’s North America Tour

The ISM Hexadome is traveling to the United States this year as part of Wunderbar Together. This immersive 360° audiovisual installation combines cutting-edge art and technology. It is the first step for the Berlin-based Institute for Sound & Music’s initiative to build a museum in recognition of sound, immersive arts, and electronic music culture.

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Spoonfuls of Germany: A Brewery, German Heritage, & a US Downtown Revival

Spoonfuls of Germany explores how a small family brewery of German heritage leveraged the tourism industry and helped to restore the vibrancy of downtown Easton, Pennsylvania. 

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“Don’t Compare…Understand”: The 10th Annual German-American Business Day

At this year’s 10th annual German American Business Day, the German American Exchange (GAE) celebrated ten years of internships in Germany for American students. The GAE strives to be more than an exchange program by highlighting the growing importance of the economic relationships between Europe and the USA by facilitating direct experience in working environments abroad.

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re:publica on Sequencer Tour! – Call for Participation

re:publica’s Sequencer Tour is visiting Detroit! What are your answers, ideas, and thoughts around accessibility? You can apply to be a speaker at re:publica Detroit until August 1st, 2019.