LAUNCH EVENTS

Launch Wunderbar Together with the Embassy on German Unity Day

DATE: October 3

TIME: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

LOCATION: German Embassy, Washington, D.C.

On October 3, while celebrating the Day of German Unity, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and German Ambassador Emily Haber will officially launch the “Year of Germany” alongside partners at the Goethe Institut and BDI.

German artist collective URBANSCREEN will produce a projection-mapping light-art show against the residence of the German Ambassador in Washington. The evening will also feature music from the US Army and Air Force bands, German food, and a beer garden.

The event is by invitation only.

Urbanscreen

Watch Award-Winning Break Dancing on the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial

DATE: October 4

TIME: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

LOCATION: Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

On October 4, four-time break dance world champion Flying Steps will perform to the music of German classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Through their performance, the Flying Steps will bridge classical and urban culture by pairing break dancing with elegant classical music. As they do so, the group hopes to also form a bridge between the American and German people.

The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/2161400307515993/.

Carlo Cruz/Red Bull Content Pool

Delve Into Transatlantic Issues at the 10th Annual German-American Conference

DATE: October 4-7

TIME: See website for details

LOCATION: The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Boston, MA

The 10th German American Conference at Harvard will bring together more than 700 participants from business, politics, academia and media to discuss the most pressing issues in the transatlantic relationship. This conference will involve more than 50 speakers and is set to inspire leadership, foster dialogue and promote innovation.

Speakers will include Ambassador of Germany to the United States Emily Haber, WZB – Berlin Social Science Center President Jutta Allmendinger, Siemens Digital Factory Division President Raj Batra, Google Deputy Head of Global Trade Policy Nicholas Bramble, as well as leaders from German Federal Foreign Office, USAID, the United Nations, and the German Parliament.

Learn more at https://www.germanamericanconference.org/

Frederic Rupprecht/Harvard

Celebrate German Art and Architecture at an Atlanta Street Festival

DATE: October 5

TIME: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

LOCATION: Atlanta-Fulton Central Library

On October 5, Atlanta will host a uniquely German street party with authentic German food, hip-hop music, dance performances, and a luminous light-art show projected onto the Atlanta-Fulton Central Library, the last structure designed by Bauhaus-movement architect Marcel Breuer.

At the event, Germany-based artist collective URBANSCREEN will produce a light-art show, titled “Superposition,” that explores the German-American relationship by integrating architecture, digital art, dance, and hip-hop music from Atlanta’s thriving music scene. A mobile mini Oktoberfest, Wiesn in a Box, will be offering Hofbräu beer and fresh pretzels in its first of many stops along a nationwide tour. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/297585610830465/.

Urbanscreen

Experience German DJs at a Two-Night Electronic Music Festival

DATE: October 5-6

TIME: Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 9:00pm

LOCATION: Los Angeles (Echo+Echoplex on October 5 and Globe Theatre on October 6)

On October 5-6, concertgoers will have an opportunity to experience the best of the German electronic music scene in Los Angeles for a celebration of collaboration and music. The two-night festival takes place at two of LA’s top venues, Echo+Echoplex and the Globe Theatre.

FROM GERMANY TO LA presents a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of music paired with a stunning visual show and a diverse lineup of 17 DJs – including Tensnake, DJ Koze, and Mouse on Mars – and performers from Germany and Los Angeles. The unforgettable visual support includes a unique LA-meets-Berlin blend of 3D-mapping delivered by CLOAKING and projections by German artists Lisa Wassmann and Valquire Veljkovic. Events will also include a photo booth and, on night two, a chilled outdoor patio with local food truck catering.

Learn more at http://fromgermanytola.com/.

Explore German-American Heritage at a Midwestern Volksfest

DATE: October 6 and 7

TIME: Saturday from 2:00pm – 9:30pm; Sunday from 8:00am – 3:00pm

LOCATION: Athenaeum, Indianapolis

The German “Volksfest” is coming to Indianapolis for a two-day celebration of German culture.

On October 6, a festival will take place at Monument Circle & the Athenaeum “Das Deutsche Haus.” The festival will include exciting cultural exhibits and exploration of German historical settlement in the Midwest, live classical music, and a delegation from the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. In the evening, Germany-based artist collective URBANSCREEN will project a light-art show against the Athenaeum. The following day, the celebration will continue with a German classic car show and a German-themed public parade.

Both days of events are free and open to the public. Learn more at https://www.sequencesports.com/year-of-germany-deutschlandjahr.

Chris Bucher

A World Record Slackline Above the American Desert

DATE: Mid-October. Final date to be announced.

High above the mountains of Monument Valley, the German slackline group “One Inch Dreams” will attempt to set the world record for distance walked between two hot air balloons—one featuring the German flag and the other the American flag.

The event will be both visually stunning and symbolic, featuring German athletes performing over one of America’s most scenic panoramas. Among the slackliners participating in this event will be Alexander Schulz, who currently holds world records for longest (217m) and highest (247m) urban highline in Mexico City, Mexico and the longest (610m) slackline in Inner Mongolia, China.

Performing this feat above the American desert will test new limits for even these experienced slackliners. Every detail, from the design and manufacturing of the balloons to weather and wind conditions, must be meticulously anticipated to ensure success.

Jana Erb / One Inch Dreams

Chronological Events

Exile. Experience and Testimony

Public Welcome

Wednesday, September 12, 2018–Sunday, October 28, 2019
The German Society of Pennsylvania: 611 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Sunday, November 18, 2018–Tuesday, December 18, 2019 (TBC)
University Library at University of New Hampshire: 18 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824

Friday, February 1, 2019–Thursday, February 28, 2019
Williston Library at Mount Holyoke College: 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075

Friday, March 1, 2019–Sunday, March 31, 2019
Doheny Memorial Library at University of Southern California: 230 3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The German Exile Archive 1933-1945 from the German National Library is showing an excerpt from its permanent exhibition “Exile. Experience and Testimony” in a modular touring format. This touring exhibition features reproductions of roughly 35 exhibits, along with introductory texts on specific themes and item descriptions, including biographical information, which will acquaint the visitor with the full scale of the permanent exhibition in Germany. The exhibition will be hosted by the German Society of Philadelphia from September 12 to October 28, 2018; the University Library at University of New Hampshire from November 18 to December 18, 2018; the Williston Library at Mount Holyoke College in February 2019; and the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library of University of Southern California in March 2019. Learn more at http://www.dnb.de/.

Big Pond: A Listening Series

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Online at goethe.de/bigpond

In cooperation with American and German radio producers and broadcasters the Goethe-Institut USA will produce up to 50 radio features for the program “The Big Pond. A US-German Listening Series”. Features will be broadcast nation-wide in the United States on a weekly basis. All will be available for free download in podcast format at www.goethe.de/bigpond.

Bundesliga Total!

Attendance by Application Only
Wednesday, October 3, 2018–Thursday, March 21, 2019

Online at http://www.goethe.de

Do you play soccer or football? This age-old question between Americans and Germans on the proper word for the world’s most popular and treasured sport is one that may never be resolved, but that’s ok! We love this sport all the same, and for Wunderbar Together, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco is hosting a football competition for middle and high schools students to enjoy German football on American turf. The online fantasy soccer league begins on October 3rd, and runs until March 21st. Winners get a chance to meet someone from a German soccer club during the simultaneous three-city conference on March 22 – 24th, 2019. Don’t miss the #Anstoßzeit!

DaF Promotional Kit

Attendance by Application Only
Wednesday, October 3, 2018–Monday, December 31, 2018

Online at aata.org

Language is key in connecting with others. Through this project the American Association of Teachers of German will support the design and distribution of materials for schools, colleges, and universities that focus on German as a foreign language. Promotional materials will include brochures, postcards, posters, banners, stickers, buttons, T-shirts, and other giveaways. Institutions must apply to be considered for the Werbekit.

Day of German Unity

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Online at https://www.aatg.org/

October 1 – 7 is National German Week. The AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) in partnership with “Deutschlandjahr USA” has a new focus for each day of National German Week to help you celebrate and show your pride in Germany, German-American heritage, and the modern connections between the US and Germany. Explore the past, learn something new, discover connections, inspire new interests, promote German language and culture, and join the fun! #TeachGerman #LearnGerman. Learn more at https://www.aatg.org/page/TeachGermanDayKit.

Land of Inventors Germany (Erfinderland)

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 3, 2018–Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Goethe Institut New York: 30 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003

Cars, computers, and aspirin: Do you know about the things you use in your daily life that were invented in Germany? The ‘Land of inventors Germany’ is a hands-on, multimedia exhibit which will give you the opportunity to learn about fascinating inventions in a number of different fields such as computer science, energy, and medicine. It will stop at eight schools across the US between October of 2018 and May of 2019. Come by to check it out and seize the chance to learn about how to start your own career in STEM fields in Germany! Learn more at https://www.goethe.de.

Wunderbar: A Celebration of German Films

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 3, 2018–Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Online at www.goethe.de/wunderbarfilms and www.kanopy.com/goethe

A free collection of German films will be available to the American public online on Kanopy’s website throughout the duration of the Deutschlandjahr campaign. Kanopy is an online streaming platform that will provide Americans with the opportunity to watch films that showcase a wide array of genres, time periods, and aspects of German culture. Alongside the online collection of films, Goethe-Instituts and Goethe Pop Ups around the US will highlight their film programs during the Deutschlandjahr, featuring films from the “Wunderbar: A Celebration of German Film” list as well as other notable pieces. The Goethe social media channels and website will also focus on film during this time with a page dedicated to the project (goethe.de/usa/wunderbarfilms). This page will feature content such as film articles written by esteemed film journalists, which will help provide readers with background knowledge of German culture and cinema to enhance the viewing experience.

Meet-a-German

Attendance by Invitation Only
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 8:00am–5:00pm

Events in Every State

Fulbright’s program promotes cultural exchanges between Germans and Americans. Schools all across the US will participate through the “Meet-A-German” event, where German teaching assistants will interact with American students in order to share their culture. Activities will range from German language learning projects, to crafts, karaoke and sports games. Learn more at https://www.fulbright.de/.

USA For You: Washington, DC Visit

Attendance by Application Only
Wednesday, October 3, 2018–Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:00am–8:00pm

Washington, DC

USA for You is all about opening up new transatlantic perspectives and personal growth opportunities for young people from Germany. Participants in this 2-week exchange program will actively engage in US community service projects while immersing themselves in all things American as part of their stay with US host families. Upon returning to Germany they are encouraged to implement projects in their own local environment. Learn more at https://www.yfu.de/home.

German Unity Day Reception in Mobile, AL

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, 451 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602

In honor of German Unity Day, Alabama Germany Partnership will host a German-American celebration and networking event at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce on October 3rd, 2019 to commemorate German reunification, and discuss the changes that it brought. Come enjoy German food and drink, and hear Germans from the East and West speak about their experience before and after the fall of the wall. #wunderbartogether #germanunityday. Learn more at http://www.alabamagermany.org/.

TEASE III Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the South East

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art: 1520 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

Two artists from Germany will be joined by two American colleagues for an artistic road trip through the American Southeast. In collaboration with local artists, TEASE will stage a pop-up in Charlotte, NC to show their work and at the same time connect with art students on the ground to create a piece of art. TEASE will travel to Charlotte’s Elder Gallery on October 3. Learn more at http://www.nczeitgeistfoundation.org/.

Light-Art Meets German Architecture: Wanderwort Poetry

Attendance by Invitation Only
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Residency of the German Ambassador, 4645 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007

As part of a series of major light art installations to be displayed across iconic buildings throughout the US, the German Embassy in Washington DC will be illuminated for the opening week, shedding a light, quite literally, on the strength of the German-American friendship over time and why we must remain #wunderbartogether. Learn more at https://www.goethe.de/.

This is You

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 3, 2018–Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm

Hirshhorn Museum: Independence Ave and 7th St, Washington, DC

Visitors to the Hirshhorn’s Plaza and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC will have a chance to experience the conceptual art performance ‘This You’ by Tino Sehgal until October 14. This outdoor piece will feature an unidentified singer as a “living sculpture”. Anticipating the mood of the visitor, the solo singer will choose which song should be sung to create an even more intimate and memorable experience. On October 10 the Hirshhorn Museum invites to a Panel discussion exploring Seghal’s art in a wider context. Learn more at https://hirshhorn.si.edu

Saarpfalz-Kreis delegation

Attendance by Invitation Only
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:00am–1:30pm

Godwin High School: 2101 Pump Road, Richmond, VA

The modern concept of town twinning is all about fostering friendship and understanding between different cultures and encouraging trade and tourism. Facilitated by the German American Institute (DAI), delegations of public administrators, school and business representatives from Germany will travel to their US sister cites to meet their American counterparts to develop new ties while and remobilize existing ones. Learn more at https://www.dai-saarland.de/.

Flying Steps – Flying Bach

Public Welcome
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:00pm–9:30pm

Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037

Putting a German spin on an American classic! The Flying Steps are a breakdancing group who will perform one of their most famous shows “Flying Bach” to the tunes of Johann Sebastian Bach, with a modern electronic twist! Watch 9 dancers and 1 classical ballerina perform across the U.S. Their tour will begin on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for Opening Week (October 4th), with 2 other performances in Atlanta and Indianapolis. 15 workshops will accompany this tour.

“Wunderbar Together?”: A Look at the Future of Transatlantic Relations

Attendance by Invitation Only
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Harvard Club: 374 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA

On the eve of this year’s German American Conference at Harvard, a podium discussion will take place with prominent guests to shed light on the current state of transatlantic relations. Karen Donfried, President of the German Marshall Fund, Dieter Kempf, President of the Federation of German Industries, Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut, and Prof. Matthias Risse of the Harvard Kennedy School (requested) will be among those on the panel. Learn more at https://www.germanamericanconference.org/

10th German American Conference at Harvard: The Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

Public Welcome
Friday, October 5, 2018–Sunday, October 7, 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm

Harvard Medical School: 25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA 02115 Cambridge, MA

This 3-day student-run conference at Harvard University will bring together leaders from top US and German institutions to discuss the challenges facing the German-American relationship, and search for transatlantic solutions. Learn more at https://www.germanamericanconference.org/.

Career Booster Germany

Public Welcome
Friday, October 5, 2018, 10:00am–6:00pm

Goethe-Institut San Francisco: 530 Bush St, Los Angeles, CA 94108

Want to jump-start your career in Germany? The workshop “Make it in Germany” gives you a chance to gather information and ask questions relating to life and work there, as well as how to successfully navigate the German job market. The workshop will be featured at the Goethe-Institut’s Career Booster Germany fair in San Francisco, CA. Learn more at https://www.goethe.de/.

Knowledge, Trust, and the Future of Democracy: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Role of Scholarship and Science in Society

Attendance by Invitation Only
Friday, October 5, 2018–Sunday, October 7, 2018, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel: 165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) together with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will hold a conference for alumni taking a transatlantic perspective on the role of scholarship and science in our societies, thereby contributing to the transatlantic dialogue which shapes DAAD’s policy. The conference will welcome more than 100 alumni participants from all fields and walks of life: those with longstanding research links to Germany, those with special expertise in fields linked to the conference theme, and also younger alumni who want to share their experience and thoughts on the subjects. The conference is a part of the Deutschlandjahr opening event in Atlanta and will be followed by a light art performance and street festival as part of the opening ceremony. Learn more about the meeting at https://www.daad.org.

DAAD Alumni Conference

Attendance by Invitation Only
Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Sheraton Hotel Atlanta: 165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) together with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will hold a conference for alumni taking a transatlantic perspective on the role of scholarship and science in our societies, thereby contributing to the transatlantic dialogue which shapes DAAD’s policy. The conference will welcome more than 100 alumni participants from all fields and walks of life: those with longstanding research links to Germany, those with special expertise in fields linked to the conference theme, and also younger alumni who want to share their experience and thoughts on the subjects. The conference is a part of the Deutschlandjahr opening event in Atlanta and will be followed by a light art performance and street festival as part of the opening ceremony. Learn more at https://www.daad.org/.

German General Consulates Reception

Attendance by Invitation Only
Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Rialto Center for the Arts: 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

This invitation-only reception is hosted by the Consul General of Germany in Atlanta.

Wiesn in a Box (Oktoberfest) – Bavarian Beer. Pretzels. Transatlantic Friendships.

Public Welcome
Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library: Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303

Our year of traveling Oktoberfests is something you will not want to miss. Stopping in numerous cities and towns across the U.S., three “Wiesn in a Box” trailers will tour the country, sharing modern Bavarian music, good cheer, and of course – a truck full of beer. Made in the US following a classic Bauhaus style design, this traveling Oktoberfest celebration will deliver the revered festival with a modern twist – all while forging transatlantic friendships. Prost! Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.

Opening Deutschlandjahr in Atlanta: Street Festival and Light Art

Public Welcome
Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00pm–10:00pm

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA

On Friday, October 5th at 6 p.m., residents of Atlanta will have a chance to enjoy a lively street festival outside the Fulton County Public Library in honor of the opening of Wunderbar Together. URBANSCREEN’s light art will be displayed across the façade of the library starting at 6 p.m., and visitors who stay until 8:15 p.m. will experience a light show installation highlighting the history of the German-American friendship. Local hip hop artists will perform throughout the evening, and German beer and food will be available for purchase. #lightart #hotlanta #wunderbartogether. Learn more at www.goethe.de.

From Germany to LA

Public Welcome

Friday, October 5, 2018, 8:00pm–Midnight
The Echo+Echoplex: 1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00pm–Midnight
The Globe Theatre: 740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Germany’s most sought-after electronic music talent bring deep beats to the Los Angeles Club scene for a two-night concert during the Deutschlandjahr kickoff week events on October 5th and 6th. The festival will combine elements of techno, house and electronica DJ sets and live shows with visual art and new technology, featuring carefully selected artists hailing from both sides of the pond in unique settings, turning club dance-floors into high culture grounds. Learn more at https://www.goethe.de/

TEASE III Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the South East

Public Welcome
Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm

HOW Space: 182 Howard St. Boone, NC, 28607

ASU’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies invites the public to a reception at the 2018 Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the Southeast (TEASE) at HOW Space on Friday, October 5, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. German and American artists Isaac Payne, Terry Thirion, and Christian Ristau join ASU student Christine Perry, a German American, in displaying their latest work on themes of peace and Wunderbar Together. The exhibit includes a broad variety of painting style and seeks to start conversations among audiences about its broader themes. It is curated by Johanna Steinz and spearheaded by German Honorary Consul Klaus Becker. Learn more at http://www.nczeitgeistfoundation.org/

GAPP Intercultural Training for Teachers

Attendance by Invitation Only
Saturday, October 6, 2018–Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Online at www.goethe.de.

Since 1972, the German American Partnership Program (GAPP) supports school partnerships between US and German schools as well as reciprocal short-term educational exchanges within these partnerships. During the Wunderbar Together festival, GAPP will offer two online intercultural trainings for teachers interested in developing the skill sets needed to participate in these exchanges.

Official German-American Day

Public Welcome
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 2:00pm–9:00pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 8:00am–3:00pm

Athenaeum “Das Deutsche Haus”: 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Join us for German-American day as we celebrate the grand opening of the Year of German-American Friendship at the historic Athenaeum (“Das Deutsche Haus”) in Indianapolis! This event-filled day features panel discussions, talks, musical performances, and a ballroom filled with cultural exhibits on Germany. On Day 2, rise and shine with an exhibition of German cars from around the Midwest, or a nondenominational church service with a Liederkranz choir. Be sure to stay for the parade! It starts on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis and finishes at the Athenaeum “Das Deutsche Haus” on Michigan Avenue where a post-parade celebration is open to all. Learn more at https://www.sequencesports.com/

German Innovation Showcase (HUBweek)

Public Welcome
Monday, October 8, 2018–Sunday, October 14, 2018, 8:00am–5:00pm

City Hall Plaza: 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201

HUBweek is a festival for the future that explores innovation at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Founded by the Boston Globe, Harvard University, Massachussetts General Hopital, and MIT in 2014, HUBweek is a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration that brings together the most creaive and inventive minds making an impact in Boston and around the world. This year, HUBweek is partnering with the Year of German-American Friendship to underscore the collaboration between Boston and Germany, and highlight the innovation occuring in both countries. #HUBweek #wunderbartogether.  Learn more at https://hubweek.org/

Advancing Infrastructure Resilience – Mastering Extremes in Complex Environments

Attendance by Invitation Only
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm

McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center: 17th & University, Lubbock, TX

On October 9th, a workshop hosted by Fraunhofer Institut for High-Speed Dynamics and the Ernst-Mach-Institut connects experts on infrastructure resiliency in academia with applied researchers from both the private and public sectors to discuss the concept of resilience in relation to natural disasters. Researchers will discuss smart technologies used in the field and how these can help communities cope with massive disturbances and rebuild their technical and social systems. Learn more at https://www.emi.fraunhofer.de/en.html.

Virtual Bauhaus (HUBweek)

Public Welcome
Tuesday, October 9, 2018–Sunday, October 14, 2018, 9:00am–6:00pm

City Hall Plaza: 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201

Virtual Bauhaus, presented by the Goethe-Insitut Boston at the HUBWeek art, science and technology festival, combines the architectural innovations of the Bauhaus masters with state-of-the-art virtual reality technology. Visitors will be able to take a virtual walk through iconic Bauhaus buildings, and experience these groundbreaking spaces like never before. Learn more at https://bauhaus.de/.

Radiobrücke New York

Public Welcome
Tuesday, October 9–Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00am–1:00pm daily

Online at https://www.goethe.de/

The German public radio Radioeins will broadcast live from the Goethe-Institut in New York. Shows will host interesting interview partners to discuss a range of topics about shared and divergent perspectives of Germans and Americans on politics, economics, and culture. Learn more at https://goethe.de/.

Radiobrücke San Francisco

Public Welcome
Tuesday, October 9–Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00am–12:00pm daily

Online at https://www.goethe.de/

The German public radio Radioeins will broadcast live from the Goethe-Institut in San Francisco. Shows will host interesting interview partners to discuss a range of topics about shared and divergent perspectives of Germans and Americans on politics, economics, and culture. Learn more at https://goethe.de/.

Merck: Imagine the Next 350 Years: An Evening with the Deutsche Philharmonie Merck

Public Welcome
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:30pm–8:30pm

MIT Kresge Auditorium: 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139

To commemorate 350 years of scientific curiosity, German pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will host the Deutsche Philharmonie (German Philharmonic Orchestra) Merck in Boston and St. Louis. The evening will feature a piece composed by Ben Palmer especially to commemorate the founding of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany 350 years ago. Learn more at https://www.conductcuriosity.com/

Podcast Release: Episode 8

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Online at www.kristinakatikalifornia.com/ 

Take a look behind the scenes of Silicon Valley’s start-up world. In their podcast, two German entrepreneurs Kristina & Kati will report one to two times per month about life and work in Silicon Valley, talk about their very personal founding experience, and give insights into current trends in the start-up world.

This is You – Panel Discussion

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:00pm–9:30pm

Hirshhorn Museum Lerner Room: Independence Ave and 7th St, Washington, DC

Visitors to the Hirshhorn’s Plaza and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC will have a chance to experience the conceptual art performance ‘This You’ by Tino Sehgal until October 14. This outdoor piece will feature an unidentified singer as a “living sculpture”. Anticipating the mood of the visitor, the solo singer will choose which song should be sung to create an even more intimate and memorable experience. On October 10 the Hirshorn Museum invites to a Panel discussion exploring Seghal’s art in a wider context. Learn more at https://hirshhorn.si.edu.

DAAD: Put Germany on your Resume

Public Welcome
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 9:30am–12:00pm and 2:00pm–4:30pm
Friday, October 12, 2018,  8:45am–12:00pm and 2:00pm–5:30pm

Henry B. González Convention Center: 900 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

During this special 45thanniversary year of the SACNAS Conference (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), will be at the Expo waiting to answer your questions about studying and researching in Germany. The SACNAS is the largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity conference in the U.S. This action-packed day of events also includes keynotes, cultural sessions, and over a thousand student research presentations. Learn more at: http://sacnas.org/what-we-do/conference

Career Booster Germany

Public Welcome
Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm

Goethe-Institut Washington: 1990 K Street NW, Suite 03, Washington, DC 20006 (Entrance on 20th Street NW, lower level)

Want to jump-start your career in Germany? The workshop “Make it in Germany” gives you a chance to gather information and ask questions relating to life and work there, as well as how to successfully navigate the German job market. The workshop will be featured at the Goethe-Institut’s Career Booster Germany fair in Washington, DC. Learn more at https://www.goethe.de/.

“Lest We Forget” –Photo Exhibition by Luigi Toscano

Public Welcome
Tuesday, October 16, 2018–Saturday, November 10, 2018

Boston Common Park: 139 Tremont St., Boston, MA

Remembrance has a significant impact on how we feel and act. The photo exhibition “Lest we forget” by Luigi Toscano is showcasing the portraits of dozens of Holocaust survivors from all around the world. While these portraits feature individual stories, they remind us how important it is to never become complacent in the face of great atrocity. Learn more at http://gegen-das-vergessen.gdv-2015.de/en.

OktoberINVESTfest

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 8:00am–6:00pm

New York Academy of Sciences: World Trade Center 7, 250 Greenwich Street – 40th Floor, New York, NY 10007

The annual investors’ conference OktoberINVESTfest is all about fostering innovation and transatlantic investment. Financiers will be introduced to selected high-quality, American and German investment opportunities – both public and private – in the sectors of information technology and life sciences. Learn more at https://www.oktoberinvestfest.com/.

An Introduction to Literary Translation

Public Welcome
Thursday, October 18, 2018–Friday, October 19, 2018, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Portland State University: 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Let’s explore the many facets of German identity! As German demographics are changing, so is the notion of German identity. Through talks, concerts, films, and readings ‘Identität im Wandel’ (Changing Identities) seeks to find answers to questions such as: What does it mean to be German? And how has migration changed both the United States and Germany? On October 19 Susan Bernofsky, award-winning translator of many German classics, will give a workshop geared towards students and translation professionals on basic tools needed to approach literary translation and insights into key issues. This is followed by a reading of her most recent translation, Jenny Erpenbeck’s “Gehen, ging, gegangen”. Learn more on the official event page.

The Challenges of Immigration and Integration in Germany and the US: A Roundtable and Neworking Reception

Public Welcome
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Bruce & Robbi Toll Library at University of Miami Newman Alumni Center: 6200 San Amaro Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33146

This event discusses common challenges and opportunities faced by Germany and the United States in incorporating immigrants and refugees into their respective societies. Organized by professors from the University of Miami and Florida International University, this series of 5 roundtable discussions will focus on German and American themes in the 20th Century. FIU will publish roundtable talks recorded on their website at http://europe.fiu.edu.

Reading and Lecture: Zeitgeist Northwest

Public Welcome
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Portland State University: 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Let’s explore the many facets of German identity! As German demographics are changing, so is the notion of German identity. Through talks, concerts, films, and readings ‘Identität im Wandel’ (Changing Identities) seeks to find answers to questions such as: What does it mean to be German? And how has migration changed both the United States and Germany? On October 19 Susan Bernofsky, award-winning translator of many German classics, will read excerpts from her most recent translation, Jenny Erpenbeck’s “Gehen, ging, gegangen”. A workshop will take place prior to this event by the author on basic approaches needed to approach literary translations. Learn more on the official event page.

Career Booster Germany

Public Welcome
Friday, October 19, 2018, 10:00am–6:00pm

Goethe-Institut New York: 130 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

Want to jump-start your career in Germany? The workshop “Make it in Germany” gives you a chance to gather information and ask questions relating to life and work there, as well as how to successfully navigate the German job market. The workshop will be featured at the Goethe-Institut’s Career Booster Germany fair in New York. Learn more at https://www.goethe.de/.

Trilingual Flashlight Concert with RUMPELSTIL
(English, German, Spanish)

Public Welcome
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm

The Greek Theatre: 2700 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Shine a light on the cross-cultural power of music! The flashlight concerts of the Berlin-based band RUMPELSTIL are characterized by their witty and sophisticated songs and intergenerational music, which enthralls children and adults alike. At the onset of dusk, listeners will shine their flashlights in the evening sky, starting a unique nonverbal communication with the band, crossing any language barrier and creating an incomparable atmosphere. Learn more at https://www.lagreektheatre.com/

KÖRPER (Body) by Sasha Waltz & Guests

Public Welcome
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00pm–5:00pm

University of California Berkeley: 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720

Berlin’s foremost contemporary dance choreographers will showcase two outstanding productions – Körper and Kreatur – at fine arts universities on the West and East Coast of the United States for the Opening Week of the Deustchlandjahr. On October 20 and 21, UC Berkeley will see a performance of Körper (Body). “Through a sober recognition of the body’s materiality, this piece tries to understand the fundamental split imposed on us by our physical nature. It interrogates cultural templates for movement, brutal forms of pleasure, enhanced performance and cosmetic improvement (…). The body appears as something never before seen.” . Learn more at https://www.sashawaltz.de/

KREATUR: Sasha Waltz & Guests

Public Welcome
Monday, October 22, 2018, 8:00pm–10:00pm

ACE Theater Los Angeles: 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Berlin’s foremost contemporary dance choreographers will showcase two outstanding productions – Körper and Kreatur – at fine arts universities on the West and East Coast of the United States for the Opening Week of Wunderbar Together. On October 22, Los Angeles will see the performance of “Kreatur” (Creature) where “Sasha Waltz with her dancers examines the phenomena of existence against the background of a disrupted society: power and a lack of power, dominance and weakness, freedom and control, community and isolation.” Learn more at https://www.sashawaltz.de/.

Podcast Release: Episode 9

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Online at www.kristinakatikalifornia.com/ 

Take a look behind the scenes of Silicon Valley’s start-up world. In their podcast, two German entrepreneurs Kristina & Kati will report one to two times per month about life and work in Silicon Valley, talk about their very personal founding experience, and give insights into current trends in the start-up world.

German Heritage and its Impact on the Hoosier State

Public Welcome
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3:00pm–5:00pm

Athenaeum Foundation: 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN

This series of events, brought to you by the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center, features discussions with IUPUI professors, local civic leaders, and visiting experts on German immigration in Indiana and its impact on the state. Topics include German-Jewish dialogue, German-American ‘Lebensreform’ movements of the 19th century, and teaching German as a foreign language. Learn more at https://blog.newspapers.library.in.gov/.

Speaking Tour on Contemporary German-Jewish Relations

Public Welcome, Registration Required, RSVP to BrandonH@ihcindy.org by Oct 22
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, 6501 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260

On October 14th former German diplomat, Stefan Schlüter has begun a two-week speaking tour to 12 cities across the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States. The objective of this project, administered by the American Council on Germany in cooperation with the American Jewish Committee, is to engage Jewish communities in U.S. cities that do not generally have opportunities to examine German-Jewish themes, and to openly discuss Germany today in the context of its history, providing an informed perspective of contemporary Germany. Mr. Schlüter will engage with communities throughj local organizations, synagogues, and universities (more).

Speaking Tour on Contemporary German-Jewish Relations

Public Welcome, Registration Required, RSVP here 
Friday, October 26, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Madison College – Room: Intercultural Exchange, C1430, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53714

On October 14th former German diplomat, Stefan Schlüter has begun a two-week speaking tour to 12 cities across the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States. The objective of this project, administered by the American Council on Germany in cooperation with the American Jewish Committee, is to engage Jewish communities in U.S. cities that do not generally have opportunities to examine German-Jewish themes, and to openly discuss Germany today in the context of its history, providing an informed perspective of contemporary Germany. Mr. Schlüter will engage with communities throughj local organizations, synagogues, and universities (more).

Film Installation ‘Manifesto’ by Julian Rosefeldt with Cate Blanchett

Public Welcome, Ticketed Event
October 27, 2018, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Hauser & Wirth 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013

Hauser & Wirth presents the West Coast premiere of ‘Manifesto’ (2015), the 13-channel film installation by visual artist Julian Rosefeldt. In ‘Manifesto,’ actress Cate Blanchett performs various historical artists’ manifestos in 13 different personas – from a factory worker, to a television news anchor, to a homeless man. The work pays homage to the long tradition and literary beauty of public statements made by artists, and serves to provoke reflection upon the role of the artist as an active citizen in society today. Learn more at: www.hauserwirth.com/

Panel Discussion: The McCormick House and the Bauhaus Dream of Pre-Fabricated Homes

Public Welcome
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:00pm–3:00pm

The McCormick House: 150 Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126

After recent restorations of the McCormick House, one of only three single family homes in the U.S. designed by Mies van der Rohe, scholarly panelists will assemble to shed new light on its importance, linking new research to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus—a legendary German school where Mies was the final Director. Scholars such as Wolf Tegethoff, Barry Bergdoll, and Robin Schuldenfrei will connect Mies van der Rohe’s projects in Europe to the U.S.; the dream of prefab in the U.S. after several key German figures arrived in America (Mies, Breuer, Gropius, Wachsmann, and others); Mies van der Rohe’s collaboration with urban planner Ludwig Hilberseimer; general discussions about prefab designs; and more. Learn more at https://www.elmhurstartmuseum.org.

Speaking Tour on Contemporary German-Jewish Relations

Public Welcome, Registration Required, RSVP to Cheree@minndakjcrc.org by October 24
Monday, October 29, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm

Minneapolis, MN

On October 14th former German diplomat, Stefan Schlüter has begun a two-week speaking tour to 12 cities across the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States. The objective of this project, administered by the American Council on Germany in cooperation with the American Jewish Committee, is to engage Jewish communities in U.S. cities that do not generally have opportunities to examine German-Jewish themes, and to openly discuss Germany today in the context of its history, providing an informed perspective of contemporary Germany. Mr. Schlüter will engage with communities throughj local organizations, synagogues, and universities (more).

re:publica Sequencer Tour

Public Welcome
October 30 – November 5, 2018, LA, Detroit, Austin, NY, and Portland

re:publica goes USA! re:publica, Europe’s biggest conference on internet and digital society, together with Reeperbahn Festival, Europe’s largest international music platform and next media accelerator will present five events throughout the US for the Sequencer Tour – from Los Angeles to Austin, New York, Portland and Detroit. The Sequencer Tour highlights three areas of focus: “Politics & Society”, “Leisure & Lifestyle” and “Transatlantic Fusion.” These are rounded out by conference programs, showcases, media and music events as well as an exhibit. The individual tour events make up a series which brings together the individual communities, topics, and two continents, creating a platform for transatlantic discourse and exchange along the way.
First Stop: Los Angeles. The Sequencer Tour will make its first stop in Los Angeles starting from October 30, 2018. The conference program in LA concentrates on two areas: in the section “Politics & Society”, the topic of universal digital rights is front and center, and in this context participants will discuss the interconnections between transatlantic net politics and current social developments which equally impact Americans and Europeans. The section “Leisure & Lifestyle” examines topics such as sovereignty, sustainability and social justice in a digital context. Learn more at: https://re-publica.com/en/page/sequencer-tour

Changing Gender and Sexuality Norms in Germany and the US: A Roundtable and Networking Reception

Public Welcome
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Panther Suite at Florida International University Graham Center: 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

This event discusses the United States’ and Germany’s public policy reactions to changing gender and sexuality norms in the early 21st century. Organized by professors from the University of Miami and Florida International University, this series of 5 roundtable discussions will focus on German and American themes in the 20th Century. FIU will publish roundtable talks recorded on their website at http://europe.fiu.edu.

German-American Roots: Share Your Family Story

Attendance by Invitation Only
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Immigration Museum, 1308 Beason Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Fifty million Americans have German roots – what are their personal family stories and how do these reflected across the U.S.? In this joint project by the German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven (GEC) and the German Historical Institute, GEC historians conduct interviews with local German-Americans on their own emigration experience or on their German-American family history. In conjunction with the interview sessions, team members will talk to students about the immigrant experience in general, touching on themes such as home, belonging, and diversity. This workshop is tailored towards local German-¬Americans, who will have the opportunity to tell their own personal immigration stories and to share family narratives. Learn more at https://href.hypotheses.org

German-American Roots: Share Your Family Story

Attendance by Invitation Only
Monday, December 10, 2018

Immigration Museum, 1308 Beason Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Fifty million Americans have German roots – what are their personal family stories and how do these reflected across the U.S.? In this joint project by the German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven (GEC) and the German Historical Institute, GEC historians conduct interviews with local German-Americans on their own emigration experience or on their German-American family history. In conjunction with the interview sessions, team members will talk to students about the immigrant experience in general, touching on themes such as home, belonging, and diversity. This workshop is tailored towards local German-¬Americans, who will have the opportunity to tell their own personal immigration stories and to share family narratives. Learn more at https://href.hypotheses.org

German-American Roots: Share Your Family Story

Attendance by Invitation only
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

German Heritage Museum, 4764 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247

Fifty million Americans have German roots – what are their personal family stories and how do these reflected across the U.S.? In this joint project by the German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven (GEC) and the German Historical Institute, GEC historians conduct interviews with local German-Americans on their own emigration experience or on their German-American family history. In conjunction with the interview sessions, team members will talk to students about the immigrant experience in general, touching on themes such as home, belonging, and diversity. This workshop is tailored towards local German-¬Americans, who will have the opportunity to tell their own personal immigration stories and to share family narratives. Learn more at https://href.hypotheses.org

German-American Roots: Share Your Family Story

Attendance by Invitation Only
Tuesday, December 13, 2018

German Heritage Museum, 4764 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247

Fifty million Americans have German roots – what are their personal family stories and how do these reflected across the U.S.? In this joint project by the German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven (GEC) and the German Historical Institute, GEC historians conduct interviews with local German-Americans on their own emigration experience or on their German-American family history. In conjunction with the interview sessions, team members will talk to students about the immigrant experience in general, touching on themes such as home, belonging, and diversity. This workshop is tailored towards local German-¬Americans, who will have the opportunity to tell their own personal immigration stories and to share family narratives. Learn more at https://href.hypotheses.org

German-American Roots: Share Your Family Story

Attendance by Invitation Only
Friday, December 14, 2018

German Historical Institute Washington D.C., 1607 New Hampshire Ave, Washington, DC 20007

Fifty million Americans have German roots – what are their personal family stories and how do these reflected across the U.S.? In this joint project by the German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven (GEC) and the German Historical Institute, GEC historians conduct interviews with local German-Americans on their own emigration experience or on their German-American family history. In conjunction with the interview sessions, team members will talk to students about the immigrant experience in general, touching on themes such as home, belonging, and diversity. This workshop is tailored towards local German-¬Americans, who will have the opportunity to tell their own personal immigration stories and to share family narratives. Learn more at https://href.hypotheses.org

The Challenges of Climate Change in Germany and the United States: A Roundtable and Networking Reception

Public Welcome
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Bruce & Robbi Toll Library at University of Miami Newman Alumni Center: 6200 San Amaro Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33146

This event discuss the challenges posed by climate change to the United States (South Florida in particular) and Germany. Organized by professors from the University of Miami and Florida International University, this series of 5 roundtable discussions will focus on German and American themes in the 20th Century. FIU will publish roundtable talks recorded on their website at http://europe.fiu.edu.

Developing a Competitive Workforce for the Global Economy: Challenges for Germany and the United States: A Roundtable and Networking Reception

Public Welcome
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Panther Suite at Florida International University Graham Center: 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

This event discusses the common challenges Germany and the United States face in developing globally competitive workforces in the 21st Century. Organized by professors from the University of Miami and Florida International University, this series of 5 roundtable discussions will focus on German and American themes in the 20th Century. FIU will publish roundtable talks recorded on their website at http://europe.fiu.edu.

Political Polarization and the Rise of Populism in Germany and the United States: A Roundtable and Networking Reception

Public Welcome
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Bruce & Robbi Toll Library at University of Miami Newman Alumni Center: 6200 San Amaro Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33146

This event discusses rising political polarization and populism in the United States and Germany. The roundtable will be followed by a networking reception featuring German food and drinks, and include live music. Organized by professors from the University of Miami and Florida International University, this series of 5 roundtable discussions will focus on German and American themes in the 20th Century. FIU will publish roundtable talks recorded on their website at http://europe.fiu.edu.

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