1. What makes Deutsches Haus unique?
We’ve got character! (And great programs and classes, of course …)
2. What was your best moment at Deutsches Haus so far and why?
In May, my colleagues and I had six events at Deutsches Haus during one day. This was quite a logistical challenge, but it all worked out wonderfully and everyone, including myself, was very, very happy at the end of that day.
3. What fascinates you about culture and art?
I’m very curious about how culture and art respond to life—about which questions artists raise and which answers they offer, if any.
4. Where do you see the future of the cultural programs at Deutsches Haus?
You’ll just have to come to our events to find out! Let me just say that we’re planning really exciting programs for the fall season.
5. You have been living in New York for a long time now. Why did you decide to go to New York in the first place?
I wish I could remember … I had visited New York several times prior to moving here, and each time I felt that I really wanted to spend more time here. This city had, and still has, so much to offer. I’m still busy exploring it after all these years.
6. Can you describe your personal New York?
My personal New York is: never boring!
7. Imagine living in Berlin—what would you miss about New York?
It’s hard to predict. I guess I’d have to live there to find out … but I would miss my daily New York subway adventures for sure!
8. Do you think that New York and Berlin are comparable, and if so in which ways?
Both cities are very complex, diverse, and full of incredible stories. They’re also wonderful and challenging—each in their own special way, but: There’s just more light in New York, especially in the winter.
9. What are you looking forward to this week?
I’m excited about our panel discussion Swiss Talks: More than Honey with Swiss filmmaker Markus Imhoof that will take place at Deutsches Haus Tuesday evening. It’ll be great to discuss Imhoof’s documentary, More than Honey, and to learn more about colony collapse disorder.