NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host events on contemporary art and community participation strategies in Berlin (April 7) and squatting and resistance in cities (April 17) as well as “Beauty and the Beast” author Maria Tatar (April 18) and more at its Greenwich Village location.

NYU's Deutsches Haus
NYU's Deutsches Haus

NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host events on contemporary art and community participation strategies in Berlin (April 7) and squatting and resistance in cities (April 17) as well as “Beauty and the Beast” author Maria Tatar (April 18) and more at its Greenwich Village location (42 Washington Mews at University Place).

All events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please email deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event. Please call 212.998.8660 for more information. Subways: N, R (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.)

Saturday, April 1, 4:30 p.m.
“Let's Talk about ‘Paula’: A Conversation among Ingelore Koenig, Fatima Naqvi, and Noah Isenberg”

As part of the “KINO! 2017” Festival, Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a conversation about Christian Schwochow’s biopic “Paula” with Ingelore Koenig, the film’s producer, Fatima Naqvi, professor of German and Film Studies at Rutgers University, and Noah Isenberg, professor of culture and media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. 

Friday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.
“We Are the City. Contemporary Art and Community Participation Strategies in Berlin”

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a lecture by Thomas Koehler, director of Berlinische Galerie, on “We Are the City. Contemporary Art & Community Participation Strategies in Berlin.” In this lecture, Thomas Koehler will tackle questions pertaining to what defines quality of life in growing metropolises. It is becoming ever more urgent to find answers to this topical question. Berlin, like New York, is a rapidly growing metropolis and finds itself as a focal point of diverging interest in the city and its design.

Friday, April 14, 6:30 p.m.
“On the Difficulties of Writing a Biography of Paul Celan”

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a lecture by Thomas Sparr, the editor-at-large at the Suhrkamp Verlag in Berlin, on the “Difficulties of Writing a Biography of Paul Celan,” followed by a conversation with Professor Ulrich Baer, NYU's vice provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity. Celan is considered by many to be the most important poet to have written in the German language in the 20th century because of his presentation of the history of the last century, especially the experience of the Holocaust. This lecture will use images to illustrate elements of Celan’s biography and demonstrate the difficulties in writing it.

Monday, April 17, 6 p.m.
“Welcome to the Occupation: Squatting and Resistance from Berlin to New York”

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Urban Democracy Lab at NYU present a panel discussion featuring Sophie Gonick, Pierpaolo Mudu (moderator), Amy Starecheski, and Alexander Vasudevan. As rapid urbanization transforms global cityscapes and access to affordable and livable housing becomes ever more precarious, global movements aimed at "squatting" abandoned buildings and critiquing the narratives of private property have grown. In this panel, scholars and activists share their experiences with these multi-dimensional movements and offer ideas for an alternative urban future.

Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.
“St. Jordi in New York: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ”

As part of the festival St. Jordi in New York: Love & Books & Roses, Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Department of German at NYU present a conversation between Maria Tatar and Christopher Wood on Maria Tatar’s latest book, “Beauty and the Beast.” The discussion will focus on the perennial fascination of Beauty and the Beast, as seen in France, Sweden, Greece, Lithuania, India, Iran, Bolivia, West Indies, Japan, Ghana, Myanmar, the Philippines, and many other countries. The event is co-presented by St. Jordi in New York and Penguin Random House.

Thursday, April 20 – Friday, April 21
“Becoming Epistolary: Graduate Student Conference”

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Department of German at NYU present the NYU German Department Graduate Student Conference "Becoming Epistolary" with keynote speaker Thomas Schestag, professor of German Studies at Brown University. The keynote address will be held in German.

Friday, April 28, 6 p.m.
Photography Exhibition: “Stefan Falke: ‘Wall(s)’ ”

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a photography exhibition of Stefan Falke’s “Wall(s).” The exhibition opens on Fri., April 28, 6 p.m. with a conversation between Falke and journalist and author Claudia Steinberg. Falke’s images capture both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border, which he began photographing in 2008 with the aim of shining a spotlight on the cultural vitality of the region. “The physical barrier itself has been a prominent and unavoidable protagonist of his work,” says Steinberg. “In the current political climate, these images from the embattled border territory take on an added historical weight. They serve as an important reminder of the shared humanity on both sides of the border.”
 

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