The Goethe Pop Up Houston will host and support cultural and social events throughout the city, with the aim of bringing a wider understanding of the deep cultural ties between Germany and the USA. The Pop Up is part of the “Year of German American Friendship” (“Deutschlandjahr USA”), a comprehensive collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, with support from the Federation of German Industries (BDI).
Director: Grant Aymond
Before beginning as the Managing Director of the Goethe Pop Up Houston Grant Aymond was the Membership Coördinator at the Dallas Citizens Council, a civic non-profit comprising of CEOs who engage in local civic projects. He also sat on the board as Membership Chair of the Dallas Goethe Center, an organization dedicated to promoting German language and culture in North Texas.
Program Assistant: Katie L. Bruton
Before returning to Texas, Katie L. Bruton was based in Berlin, where she was working towards her Master’s in Applied Literature with a focus on artists’ publications. She previously worked for the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and Berlin University of the Arts and currently serves on the editorial team for the Austin-established art and literary journal fields.