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Future Perfect

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. FUTUREPERFECT, tells the stories of individuals, initiatives, organizations, and businesses that have moved from ideas to action. 

Digital Discourse | Freepost

Anti-liberal, nationalistic movements are gaining in strength around the world. Social conventions such as cultural openness, social equity and freedom of opinion appear to be under threat. Why are populist tendencies on the rise in this era of digitization and globalization? How can the values of democracy be protected?

Dietz’s Rathskeller, 511 7th Street NW, n.d. (likely between 1913 and 1918) 'Fine Day, Sir' reads the caption overhead. Doubtless the beer was good and the smoke heavy. Wall decorations and traditional proverbs, common in German restaurants and saloons, adorn the walls. Image from the Collections of the Historical Society of Washington, DC

German Roots

Washington's German-speaking community had an enormous impact and presence on the city. German businesses and houses of worship, along with architects, artists, and inhabitants, left a lasting legacy. And they continue to influence the nation's capital today.