Located in Capitol Hill’s iconic Chophouse Row building, the Goethe Pop Up Seattle will stage a variety of events for the “Year of German-American Friendship” (“Deutschlandjahr USA”) from October 2018 to November 2019 – such as art exhibits, film screenings, lectures, and panel discussions revolving around culture, education, and business.
We strive to create an innovative international program in collaboration with local Seattle organizations and others to give you the opportunity to experience outstanding works by acclaimed artists and speakers related to Germany. The Goethe Pop Up Seattle will be a creative destination that inspires you to 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 Assistant: Lena Landwerth
Lena Landwerth grew up in North Rhine-Westphalia, studied in Munich and has been living in Seattle for almost a decade. Embracing both the Pacific Northwest lifestyle and her German roots, Lena knows that culture has to be experienced, not taught about. She is passionate about creating a dialogue about diversity, experiences and world view. With her background in editorial work, PR, localization and social media marketing for both German and American companies, Lena Landwerth is now supporting the Goethe Pop Up Seattle as Program Assistant. She is especially excited about helping people from all over the world to experience the modern Germany through literature, art and film.
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.