Sustainability

Singer-Songwriter Antje Duvekot

EarthDay@Goethe presents: "Anwesenheit" by Antje Duvekot, commissioned in honor of Earth Day.
Live Performance: May 13, 2021 

What better way to communicate the urgency of climate change and the need to restore our Earth than through a song. We asked award-winning singer songwriter Antje Duvekot to compose a song in German and English in honor of Earth Day. A native of Germany living in Somerville, Antje is known for ‘turning fear into resilience and isolation into community’ – listen to her song here!



Anwesenheit
by Antje Duvekot


Hey Coyote, are you out there 
Can you lead me to my ancient self
Hey glitter on the water, I think I need help
I keep dry and I keep warm
Got all this shelter from the storm
I can turn summer into winter
and night into day with a swtich
We can turn less into more but we don't anymore understand which is which
 
Hey perfection of a dew drop, can you lead me to my healing spot?
I thought I was independent, but I guess I forgot
that I've got milkyways in one neuron alone
I've got river beds in my bones
And I am no less a part of this, a part of all this
 
Show me the road less traveled, let's follow it back to the source
before the balance unraveled, before we lost our course
Auf unserem Sandkorn im Kosmos
Wunder der Anwesenheit
in seiner Zerbrechlich- und Unersetzlichkeit
 
Hey coyote are you out there
Have we come to a dividing line
Hey pollen on a bee's wing, do we still have the time
to save your habitat with habits that
inhabit that we have the facts
with habits that stop the ransack
We can grow less so you grow back
 
Show me the road less traveled, let's follow it back to the source
before the balance unraveled before we lost our course
Auf unserem Sandkorn im Kosmos
Wunder der Anwesenheit
in seiner Zerbrechlich- und Unersetzlichkeit

Authors in Conversation: Anja Kampmann & Amy Brady

EarthDay@Goethe presents: "High as the Waters Rise" by Anja Kampmann and "Climate Fiction" by Amy Brady.
Online Conversation, April 22, 2021.

Amy Brady/Anja Kampmann Amy Brady©privat/Anja Kampmann©Juliane Henrich Link to the Recording:
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The Bauhaus rose from the ashes of World War I in Germany 100 years ago. Its utopian ideas, inspired by founder Walter Gropius, attracted architects, artists and craftsmen from all around the world, challenging them to rethink design, its function in society and how it should be taught.

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