Located in Capitol Hill’s iconic Chophouse Row building, the Goethe Pop Up Seattle is here to celebrate the Year of German-American Friendship with you. From October 2018 through November 2019 we will host and support a variety of cultural events such as art exhibits, film screenings, lectures, and panel discussions to promote cultural exchange.
We strive to create an innovative international program to give you the opportunity to experience outstanding works by acclaimed artists and speakers related to Germany. The events will take place at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle and around town in collaboration with local community partners. Come join us and discover how Germany and the U.S. can be Wunderbar Together!
Director: Arabelle Liepold
As Managing Director of Goethe Pop Up Seattle, Arabelle Liepold is excited to be working with artists and partners in Seattle and around the world to create an innovative cultural program to celebrate the “Year of German-American Friendship”. Arabelle was born and raised in Germany and moved from Berlin to Seattle in 2014. She studied Literature, Art, and Film, and has worked in the cultural sector ever since. She is passionate about bringing people from different backgrounds together through arts and culture.
Program Coordinator: Jasmin Krakenberg
Jasmin Krakenberg is a film scholar and German language instructor who assists the director of the Goethe Pop Up Seattle with the coordination of the cultural program. She grew up in Germany and moved from Missouri and Berlin to Seattle in 2010. She studied Art History and German Literature and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Germanics with a focus in Cinema and Media Studies. Throughout her career, she has placed enormous value on fostering a productive relationship between the educational institutions she worked with and the community these institutions serve. At the Goethe Pop Up Seattle, she is excited to engage a wide range of audiences and to organize events that highlight works of those who have historically been overlooked or denied access from sharing their stories.
Program Assistant: Kendra Berry
Kendra Berry is a student of Germanics at the University of Washington and helps out at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle. At the Pop Up, she is excited to promote international cooperation through culture and the arts. Kendra is a native Seattleite who returned to the area in 2017 after living in Germany for a few years. She most recently worked in the arts in Berlin, and she looks forward to working with both local and German artists!