The event will aim to explore culture as a key driver of quality in the built environment. It will be an opportunity to debate how a holistic approach that considers and seeks to optimise drivers of sustainability, beauty and inclusiveness can contribute to design and achieve better living spaces, for the common good.
The conference will be opened by European Commission President, Ursula von der LEYEN, followed by keynotes speeches by Lionel DEVLIEGER, project leader at Rotor and Stine Marie JACOBSEN, a conceptual artist.
The New European Bauhaus reflects an ambition that is shared by many citizens and decision-makers, namely to make our built and living spaces more sustainable, beautiful and inclusive. A round table will bring together representatives from cities to discuss how local public authorities can translate this shared ambition into concrete initiatives and projects.
A key part of the programme will consist of 11 break-out sessions (see descriptions below) during which conference participants will be invited to discuss and express views on specific issues and challenges relating to the New European Bauhaus: education, quality, bio-sourced materials, sustainability, research, mobility, heritage, to name but a few. Outcomes of the debate will feed into the ongoing co-creation phase of the NEB initiative.