Lisa Renner

Born and raised in Leipzig – I kept returning to our beautiful city, became a translator and a conference interpreter for English and French. I work part-time in an architect's office and dedicate the rest of my time to LeipGlo, the Leipzig-Houston sister city association and a number of hobbies.

Leipziger Gastgeber*innen für junge Amerikaner*innen gesucht!

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Das Parlamentarische Patenschafts-Programm (PPP) für junge Berufstätige steht für einen regen, transatlantischen Austausch. Nun sucht das Programm wieder Gastgeber*innen und Betreuer*innen, unter anderem auch hier in Leipzig. Findet heraus, wie ihr dabei sein könnt und was eure Rolle bei diesem Austausch wäre.

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9 local Leipzig foods not to miss – beyond Allerlei

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LeipGlo team member and native Leipziger Lisa Renner lists off some of the tastiest and most interesting Leipzig specialties.

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Re:Inventing the Future – A Talk with Léontine Meijer-van Mensch

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Lisa from LeipGlo had the chance to interview the new head of the Grassi Museum of Ethnology about her work, the challenges of the ethnological field and rethinking old structures away from the post-colonial top-down perspective.

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“What comes after:” artwalk around Eisenbahnstraße

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LeipGlo's Lisa shares her impressions from the opening of the new artwalk "What comes after..?" by interaction! e.V. International artists exhibit their works around the aftermath of the current pandemic. Find a Google Map with all locations to artwalk at your own pace.

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“not alone” – art apart against loneliness

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LeipGlo contributor and artist Maeshelle West-Davies' new project "not alone" is a performative video that addresses the current restrictions on and changes to our interpersonal lives. Maeshelle sat down with us to discuss the project's unique qualities and challenges.

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Covid-19 crisis deals final blow to Globetrotter hostel

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Covid-19 left Leipzig's second oldest hostel, the Central Globetrotter, no choice but to shut down. Managing partner Alexander Grothe tells us about the events that led up to it, after having watched Leipzig transform from pitstop to boom town.

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