This recap of the Year of German-American Friendship celebrates the projects, places, and people that have made this year so special, showcasing the many ways that Germany and the US are Wunderbar Together!
In 2019, the Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour traveled across the country to bring the best of German food, culture, art, business, and innovation to Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Portland.
The PopUp Tour – Wunderbar Together’s official roadshow – stopped in Atlanta featuring an impressive culture tent with mobile presentation modules and various flexible pop-up edutainment elements.
Wunderbar Together’s official roadshow, The PopUp Tour, combines an impressive cultural tent with mobile presentations, entertainment, engaging educational programming, and features a showcase of top German businesses.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst, on mission in the International Space Station 250 miles above the Earth, gave this personal message on the importance of the German-American Relationship to reach our loftiest goals and highest potential.
LA, Austin, New York, Detroit, Portland! Together with Reeperbahn Festival and Next Media Accelerator, Re:publica – Europe’s largest conference on internet and digital society – toured the USA throughout the Year of German-American Friendship.
Learn more about the US Launch of the German 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.
The German-American friendship was on display at SXSW 2019. Wunderbar Together, in conjunction with the German Haus and the Sequencer Tour, promoted an entire week of programming that highlighted the close ties between the two countries in digital innovation, entrepreneurship, music, and art.
Hexadome is a massive travelling audio-visual installation and sound system that provides a mesmerizing blend of images, lasers, and atmospheric effects designed to accompany musical selections.
Harvard’s Annual German American Conference inspires leadership, fosters dialogue, and promotes innovation. It is the largest student-led conference of its kind in the United State with over 700 participants and over 50 speakers.
Digital artists and musicians flocked to San Francisco, California for MUTEK.SF, the American iteration of the genre-breaking festival celebrating the cutting edge in music, art, and technology originally held in Montreal, Canada. The four-day festival took place March 2-5 in venues across San Francisco and featured a blend of international luminaries with artists from the local community. Among these were three German artists who brought their own take on visual effects and digital art to an American audience: Dopplereffekt, Emptyset, and Aisha Devi.
Felix Zeltner of Work Awesome created an interactive Walk Awesome walking tour with Ryan Gravel, the designer of the Atlanta Beltline. Gravel explained the ideas behind the creation of the Beltline and how Atlanta continues to grow and change.
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 broadcaster 3sat reports on Mississippi. An Anthropocene River project. The project 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.
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.
Re:publica – the largest conference on the internet and digital society in Europe – has partnered with Reeperbahn Festival and Next Media Accelerator for the Sequencer Tour USA. Next stop: Portland!
German automaker and PopUp Tour Portland sponsor BMW hosted a series of talks and panels on the future of mobility in the United States and Germany, discussing everything from product design to clean energy.
As the official roadshow of Wunderbar Together, the Goethe PopUp Tour combines an impressive culture tent with mobile exhibits and various pop-up edutainment elements.
With its kids science lab at the PopUp Tour in Atlanta, German chemical company BASF revamped the classic school lab, giving elementary school students a gooey introduction into STEM subjects through a slime-making session and other cool experiments.
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.
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.
“Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” is a project by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) that takes its name from the term “Anthropocene,” which refers to the current geological age during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. Through field-oriented explorations, the project seeks to develop a course of action for mitigating this impact and its effects on daily life in the Mississippi region.
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.
German Automaker BMW was proud to sponsor the Portland stop of the PopUp Tour and paid tribute to German-American Friendship the best way they knew how – with a Wunderbar Together Special Edition BMW i3!