Today, Janette is taking you out on a stroll along Bonn's most iconic landmark: The Rhine. She'll provide you with a couple fun facts about Germany's largest river (the famouns Cologne Cathedral wouldn't be here today without it!), and stick around until the end for her favorite spot... Bonn-Beuel's sandy beach!
Join uns for take two of our Bonn Vlogs! Last weekend, our coordinator Mats took his dog Bosse on a hike to the Kreuzberg („Cross Hill“), a forest area located south of Bonn‘s city center. While being a quiet natural refuge, it also offers a great view all the way to the next big city, Cologne!
Dear prospective and former students, partners and friends of AIB,
This year has taken a slight different direction than we had planned. It’s the first time in 27 years of AIB that we are spending a summer without students. Nevertheless, we want to continue what we love to do: showing you our home town! Since we are not able to take you around in situ at the moment, we decided to bring Bonn to your homes, virtually! Over the coming weeks, we will show you our favorite spots, where we spend our free time and where we go to relax and revitalize.
Those of you who have already spent a summer or semester with us might recall the one or the other place; those of you who are yet to come, might want to start a list of things to do and of places to see in Bonn…!
We are starting off our “AIB Bonn Vlogs” with a stroll of the Botanical Garden in the center of Bonn, right by the Poppelsdorf Castle, with our coordinator Caro.
All of us at AIB hope you enjoy our little snippets of life in Bonn!
Your AIB Team
It has been really quiet at AIB in the last months. But as life is slowly picking up in Germany, it’s great to see that there are also things happening at AIB again.
For two weeks, AIB is hosting students from the near-by Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, who are participating in a project on dialogic painting led by Professor Beatrice Cron in cooperation with AIB’s subdivision ADAB (Academy for Applied Dramatic Arts Bonn).
The students are mostly in their third year of studying ‚Art / Education / Therapy (B.A.)‘ and are working in three groups on a joint abstract painting each.
The project, which is part of their regular semester course program, aims at creating a dialog about painting and painting together while creating mutual respect and conversation around their joint paintings. The goal is to come across new experiences, and intuition, to paint freely without restraints and worries. The focus of the project is on the process of painting and the dialog, human ‘contact’, resonances, and encounters this produces, less about creating the ‘perfect’ art piece.
The course project is part of a competition launched by the Stifterverband ‘One University – One Book’ where universities pick one book and then offer courses, panels, and workshops to enable dialogue and discussion revolving around the book’s theme. The Alanus Hochschule chose Hartmut Rosa’s book ‘Resonance – a sociology of the world relationship' as their theme this year, offering many related courses, workshops and projects which will culminate in a ‘Day of Resonance’ this fall.
Check out the pictures below for some impressions of the work in progress: