Virtual Discussion | March 4
The State of the Arts
Cultural organizations around the world had to shutter their doors due to the pandemic and since then are forced to find alternative ways to reach their audiences. How have they coped? How are they looking towards the future? Join us for the first online conversation in this series with Boston Symphony Orchestra President Mark Volpe and Leipzig Gewandhaus General Director Andreas Schulz in conversation with Boston Globe music critic Jeremy Eichler. Thursday, March 4 at 1:00 pm — online registration required.
Online Film Screening | March 12–26
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Re-visiting the 15-hour TV miniseries: With a running time of approximately 15 hours, Berlin Alexanderplatz is a monument of late 20th-century filmmaking and is seen by many as the consummate expression of film giant Rainer Werner Fassbinder's vision of humanity. The drama will be screened in 13 parts and an epilogue and is available online over a two-week period.
Congratulations to the 2021 Studio 170 artists-in-residence!
Our Studio 170 jury met at the end of last year to exchange views on the 45 impressively high-quality applications we recieved in response to our call for proposals last fall. After two hours they emerged with a decision. And, the winners are. . . .
Podcast | Online
55 Voices for Democracy: The Podcast
Listen now! 55 Voices for Democracy, hosted by New York Times bestselling author Tom Zoellner, was launched by the Thomas Mann House and expanded into a full podcast series. It was inspired by the 55 BBC radio addresses Thomas Mann delivered from his home in California to thousands of listeners in Europe between 1940 and 1945, speaking out against fascism and becoming the most significant German defender of democracy in exile. Tom Zoellner and his co-hosts engage in vivid conversations with intellectuals, artists, and activists about the question of how to renew democracy today.
Shaping the Past
How do monuments shape the commemorative culture? How can they become places of participation? The project “Shaping the Past” of the Goethe-Institut, the Monument Lab and the Federal Agency for Civic Education brings together initiatives from North America and Germany.