The semester abroad is coming to a close for all of our Fall students soon!
As a result, this is also the time for them to show what they have been working on this whole semester!
There are two exhibits coming up!
The Penn State Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M Landscape Architecture&Urban Planning as well as the Loyola Marymount Engineering students will showcase their work form December 8 til December 15 at a public pavillion.
The Loyola Marymount Business, Arts and Communication students together with the Loyola Marymount Engineering students have organized a Farewell Chuch Service which will take place on Sunday, December 10 right before the Loyola Marymount Film students show their docs.
For more information and exact dates, please see the pictures below!
We look forward to all presentations which will be a great end to a great semester!
Auch in diesem Jahr lädt die Akademie für Internationale Bildung (AIB) wieder zum 8. BONNER KURZFILMFEST ein.
Eine Auswahl der besten Dokumentarfilme ihrer FilmstudentInnen aus Los Angeles wird präsentiert. 13 Filme wurden produziert, aber nur die besten sechs Filme schaffen es am 10.12.2017 auf die große Leinwand des Rex-Kinos in Bonn-Endenich! Die Vorauswahl wird durch eine erfahrene Jury aus internationalen Filmexperten getroffen.
Die Karten sind kostenlos. Einlass nur bei Vorlegen einer Eintrittskarte in ausgedruckter Form ab 17:45 Uhr. Hier geht es zur Ticketreservierung!
From 17-20 th October the Texas A&M and Penn State University Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning students visited Germany’s eclectic capital Berlin.
Blessed with sunny fall weather, the excursion started with a bike tour through the city center, visiting some historic sites such as Museumsinsel, Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor and the Holocaust memorial. The day ended with a delicious morrocan dinner at restaurant Kasbah.
The next day both programs were guided by Christian Hajer through “Berlins Block” visiting hidden backyards and Potsdamer Platz- the most striking example of urban renewal.
On day three, the landscape architects visited the 18 hectare large park “Natur Park Südgelände”. The park is characterized by the combination of decaying railway installations, nature conservation and new art objects.
The tour went on to the Park at Gleisdreieck. The railway area around the traffic junction at Gleisdreieck became a wasteland at the end of the Second World War, and developed a rich diversity of vegetation almost unnoticed.
A citizens’ group was formed with the aim of ensuring a permanent existence for this unhoped-for refuge reclaimed by flora and fauna surrounded by dense redevelopment, and in the end they were successful. Many proposals and criticisms by residents were integrated into the planning process, which was notable for the strong public involvement. The park has been awarded the German Landscape Architecture Prize 2015 for produces outstanding quality in design and construction through to property and detailed planning.
While the landscape architects explored Berlin’s green areas, the urban planners went on a tour through Teepeeland, Holzmarkt and Spreefeld Berlin. The teepeeland is a small community living in teepees that are set up right at the river Spree at Köpenicker Straße. Their project is multicultural and organized as grassroots democracy. The community’s goal is to live in a harmonic relationship with nature, and at the same time offer free cultural entertainment for everybody. The Holzmarkt was advertised as a “village within a city” when it was opened to the public in early 2017. It was created by a cooperative network of inhabitants of Berlin who wanted to develop the open space at the river as a new center of urban living. Located at the Spree riverside in between Kreuzberg and Mitte, Spreefeld Berlin is a project for community living and working in the city center of Berlin. The Spreefeld Berlin consists of three buildings with a total of 6000-8000 square metre living and usable floor space, mainly for living use, but also with rooms for commercial, public and various internal use.
The last day was spent at the UFA Fabrik, the most successful project with respect to locally integrated development to emerge out of the experimental West Berlin alternative culture. The residential community of about 30- and altogether about 150 co-workers, manages an ever increasing range of cultural, social and ecological projects. The UFA residents Werner and Marco demonstrated UFA’s co-generation systems and renewable energy production, including one of Berlin’s largest solar energy systems, local re-use of rainwater and greening of buildings.
Yesterday, Dr. David Y. Choi from Loyola Marymount University held an interesting guest lecture at AIB. The event was open to AIB students and members of the American-German Business Club.
Dr. Choi talked about ‘The Growth of Silicon Beach – The New Tech-Economy in Los Angeles’ and how the new developments and startups are “leveraging their unique resources and strengths of the Southern California Economy to their advantage”.
Thank you, Dr. Choi, for your interesting presentation and insights!
On Monday, October 16, 2017, AIB is expecting a very special guest from LMU:
Dr. David Y. Choi, professor of Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University, is coming to visit AIB and the LMU programs studying in Bonn.
In his guest lecture “The Growth of Silicon Beach – The New Tech-Economy in Los Angeles” on Monday night he will share some of the major developments of Silicon Beach with us.
Please see below for further details about Dr. Choi and his lecture.
He is already very much looking forward to greeting and speaking to all of our students and also hearing about their study abroad experiences in Germany.
When: Monday, October 16, 7 PM
Where: Classroom, old AIB
Food & Drinks provided by AIB
We look forward to welcoming Dr. Choi and hearing about the new developments in Silicon Beach!