Wie könnten die Bereiche links und rechts der DB-Bahntrasse im Norden des Bonner Hauptbahnhofs auch aussehen?
35 amerikanische Studierende der Disziplinen Stadtplanung und Landschaftsarchitektur haben sich dieser Aufgabe gestellt und präsentieren ihre Arbeiten im Foyer des Stadthauses während der Öffnungszeiten der Stadtverwaltung vom 9.-16. Dezember 2016.
Zur Ausstellungseröffnung am 9. Dezember um 11 Uhr laden wir Sie herzlich ein.
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA und
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Kursleitung: June Martin und M. Arch. Bruno Röver
Teaching Assistant: B. Arch. Marina Thelen
Auch in diesem Jahr lädt die Akademie für Internationale Bildung (AIB) wieder zum 7. BONNER KURZFILMFEST ein.
Eine Auswahl der besten Dokumentarfilme ihrer FilmstudentInnen aus Los Angeles wird präsentiert. 16 Filme wurden produziert, aber nur die besten sechs Filme schaffen es am 09.12.2016 auf die große Leinwand des Rex-Kinos in Bonn-Endenich! Die Vorauswahl wird durch eine erfahrene Jury aus internationalen Filmexperten getroffen.
Die Karten sindkostenlos. Einlass nur bei Vorlegen einer Eintrittskarte in ausgedruckter Form ab 18:15 Uhr. Hier geht es zur Ticketreservierung!
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, a small group of AIB students bundled themselves in scarves, coats and gloves, and set out into the city streets towards the train station, where they boarded a train to Düsseldorf.
Meanwhile, it was evening in America. But this was not an average evening: the whole nation was on edge for this consequential moment. The biggest event in America had arrived once again. A new President was about to be elected. Would Hillary succeed in breaking through her setbacks and make history as the first woman president? Or would Trump do the unthinkable, defying all conventional political wisdom, and achieve victory? As this group of students got to witness, not only was America on edge about this decision. It was a consequential moment for the Germans as well.
The U.S. Consulate General invited AIB to bring a group of students to attend the American Election Breakfast in Düsseldorf, where the election results would be broadcasted and analyzed by political, economic and cultural experts. When the students arrived at the event, they were delighted to be welcomed with a truly American breakfast! There were eggs, biscuits, bacon, and desserts – and coffee, of course. Shortly thereafter the entertainment began, as they watched the results come in live, state-by-state. At last, the decisive moment came: Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.
Each of the students naturally had their own opinion about the outcome of the election, but there was one thing about which they all agreed: the breakfast was delicious!
Dear AIB Friends & Family,
we are happy to announce two wonderful reasons to celebrate.
Our new Website is finally online and we hope you will have fun browsing.
We are happy to kick-off our News & Events feature with celebrating an important anniversary: Happy 25th Anniversary to our New Europe Program!
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the AIB’s cooperation with LMU, we received a great surprise: Sister Mary Beth Ingham visited us to celebrate with our students. Sister Mary Beth Ingham is a long-time LMU Philosophy professor. She continues to serve the academic community in various capacities, including her service as a member of LMU’s Board of Trustees. Inspired by her own experiences studying abroad, Sister Mary Beth drew from those experiences and began to design the Bonn New Europe Program with AIB in the late 1980’s. In the Fall semester of 1992, the first 15 students began the program. The New Europe Program is the longest-running study abroad program at LMU and just went through a little makeover: Along with modifications in the course concept, the name of the program changed into Business Arts & Communication Program.
For 25 years, this program has continued to uphold the mission statement Sister Mary Beth Ingham and the AIB formulated many years ago, and we will continue to do so with the new name:
The Business Arts & Communication program educates the student as a whole person in an environment that brings together challenging academic, professional and cultural components within an international setting.
Here are some pictures and a video sequence for you to see the students celebrate this wonderful anniversary with Zwiebelkuchen (German Onion cake), and a big anniversary cake. Thanks everyone for your warm wishes and thank you, Sister Mary Beth, for all the energy and effort you put into the program and for coming back to Bonn to celebrate with us!
Our landscape architecture and urban planning students from Texas A&M and Penn State University took an excursion 66 km northwest of Bonn to a site called Metabolon. Metabolon is a redevelopment project that has transformed a waste disposal site into an educational and recreational facility, bringing a positive public purpose to an otherwise negatively-perceived space. It also functions as an innovation site for material conversion and sustainability techniques.
Following the educational part of their excursion, it was time for recreation: the students ascended the seemingly endless stairway leading to the top of the landfill. As one of the students described it, "It feels like we're climbing the pyramids right now." It was a long climb, but it was certainly worth it.
On the top of the landfill, visitors find a playpark to enjoy as they overlook the beautiful view of the Lindlar region. Some of the students relaxed on the built-in seating areas, others jumped on the miniature trampolines, and many took great photos. A brief presentation by the tour guide followed, and then it was time to begin the descent and return to Bonn.
At Metabolon, the students had a unique opportunity to engage with ideas about the multiple uses of space, issues of public perception and the management of that perception, sustainability in multiple forms of waste disposal, and the challenges and rewards of opening private industrial areas to public visitation – all while having a blast!