Fellowship with DC Public Library
Public Interest Design Lab: 2021 Fellows
We are pleased to announce the first cohort of fellows in a new design opportunity from DC Public Library and the Goethe-Institut: The Public Interest Design Lab. The fellowship was created to support six design practitioners based in the District of Columbia confronting the most urgent issues in their communities.
The goal of the fellowship is to support the development of existing projects that confront inequities and foster connectivity through community-based design. The fellows come from a wide range of professional backgrounds including architecture, community design, education, landscape architecture, social practice, and the visual and performing arts. The fellows of the first cohort are: Adrienne Gaither, Jenn Low, Anna McCorvey, Leigh Davis, Jessica Valoris, and Josef Palermo. Visit the Public Interest Design Lab page to find out more.
Public Participatory Performance | Saturday, June 19, 1:00pm EDT
Shaping the Past: Empty Pedestals
Empty Pedestals is a public participatory performance by Ada Pinkston that will take place in Emancipation Square, Washington DC. When the Empty Pedestals are installed, it is an invitation for everyday citizens and residents to share their perspectives on monuments and the future. The performance explores new ways of activating the empty spaces left by monuments that have been removed.
Film Program | June 21 - July 4
Shaping the Past: Past as Process
Past as Process is a program of nine films that trouble the notion of fixed histories. The Gestalt of history is not a figure, it is a process of configuration. This process of shaping the past is sculptural, artistic, and creative, which is why film lends itself so well to our understanding of time and memory.
Window Exhibition | June 2021
Shaping the Past: DC Window Exhibition
The Shaping the Past exhibition has arrived in Washington, DC! Shaping the Past is an exhibition that features work by artists, activists, and collectives from North America and Germany that illuminates ongoing memory interventions, reimagines civil society, and offers reparative models that actively shape the past and our paths forward.
Throughout the month of June, we will spotlight three Shaping the Past fellows – Alisha B. Wormsley, Ada Pinkston, and Free Bangura – and their work as Monument Lab fellows, through a poster display in the bay window of our friends at The Corner at Whitman-Walker.
Starting 28-30 June 2021 | Online
Virtual Blended Learning and Online Courses Summer 2021
Still working from home? Why not learn German? Our Virtual Blended Learning courses consist of 50% live group sessions, and 50% flexible online learning, closely supported by your instructors. Online Group Courses offer more flexibility, as well as live sessions online in your group once every two weeks.
19-30 July 2021 | Online
3D Summer Youth Camp
Are you looking for a cool and engaging German summer camp for teenagers aged 14-17? Check out our two-week 3D youth summer camp #WeForFuture! Young participants work on projects covering topics such as sustainability, diversity, and social courage, and sharpen their German language skills.
Starting 1 July 2021 | Online
Virtual Blended Learning Courses for Teens
Starting July 1, we are offering Online Group Courses for teenagers (aged 12-17 years), running either 5 or 16 weeks, at the A1 level. Learn German the fun way and start your German experience with the pros at the Goethe-Institut. Register now!