New European Bauhaus

Irresistible circular society

Mission

Designing the irresistible circular society

Our mutual global challenge is quite clear: we are overshooting. We use and consume much more than we give back to the planet. In order to accelerate the necessary change, a broad circle of stakeholders across architecture, academia, art and various professions have joined forces to develop a Danish-led bid for the New European Bauhaus.

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Outreach activities

The project is continuously evolving, and there are many ways to get involved. If you wish to participate, have a look at the upcoming event. If you simply wish to learn more about the project, below you can find previous events and read more about them there.

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November 25, 2020

Previous event

Dialogue-meeting

Opening dialogue about consolidating a call. The meeting invited a diverse multi-disciplinary eco-system of prominent and resourceful actors to be involved and start conversations about the New European Bauhaus initiative. After this meeting, it was clear that there was support from multiple strong and engaging actors for consolidating a Danish-led bid to the Bauhaus call.

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February 10, 2021

Previous event

Co-design Workshop no. 1

PREVIOUS EVENT This was the first of two workshops, it was the first step in defining the mission and which challenges would be the 'angles of action'. With inputs from more than 150 people from different backgrounds, we succeeded in having a co-design process and crystallization of a common ambition, core values, and a unified narrative.

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March 3, 2021

Previous event

Co-design Workshop no. 2

In the second of two co-designing workshops, the focus was to further mature and consolidate concepts and cross-sectional themes identified in the first workshop. Through the two workshops, we established new conversations across sectors and pinpointed the interconnection between visions and concrete actions creating new alliances while exploring the possibilities of interdisciplinarity and cross-sectoral collaboration.

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May 5, 2021

Previous event

High-Level Roundtable no. 1 & 2

A diversity of professionals from across disciplines gathered to discuss and further explore the mission and challenge areas. With around 50 participants spread across two roundtables, a confirmation for the overall mission and challenge areas was established.

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May 31, 2021

Partner event

New European Bauhaus Prizes

The EU commission has launched 10 prizes for examples of beautiful, sustainable, inclusive places. The Prizes recognise and celebrate existing achievements and support further development of emerging concepts and ideas.

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June 1, 2021

Previous event

Project Workshop 1

After defining the ‘angles of action’ during the feasibility study and co-designing workshops, three project groups will be meeting simultaneously in order to secure qualification of the challenges and designation of the overall concept. The purpose is the development of two core challenges within each angle of action. The current description of angles of actions (themes) will be unfolded in order to create a common understanding and a common starting point. Lastly, the groups should answer the following: How does the challenge contribute to a new aesthetic, strengthen inclusion and circularity?

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June 2, 2021

Previous partner event

Can mankind be reunited with nature in a

At this BLOXtalk you will meet the creators Lene Tranberg, Erik Frandsen, Benjamin Ter-Borch and Marianne Krogh. Through lectures and film, you will help rediscover the power of architecture as a measure which can re-connect us to nature.

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June 10, 2021

Previous event

Project Workshop 2

The project groups, consisting of professionals, researchers, companies, artists i.a, will be meeting for the second time in order to continue the work they started on the first workshop. They will continue to qualify and co-evolve the challenges whilst focusing on clarification. The project groups will ensure a deeper understanding of each problem, whilst making sure there are synergies between the different angles of action as they share a goal of working on the designation of the overall concept.

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June 29, 2021

14:00 - 15:30

New European Bauhaus Barriers

As part of being an official NEB-partner, we have the possibility to be in close dialogue with the European Commission regarding barriers, particularly faced by SMEs, when transforming into a sustainable and circular business. The European Commission would like to engage with the SME primarily but the whole business environment is of interest.

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June 30, 2021

@ 10:00 - 12:00 CET

International Co-design Workshop

How do we scale, share and showcase the irresistible circular society in Europe and beyond borders?” International online event for citizens, public entities, professionals, academia and anyone who want to contribute to developing the New European Bauhaus. The workshop will have an international outreach, sessions of feedback and discussions to develop further idea generation in the work towards a finalised project proposal for an Irresistible Circular Society.

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August 20, 2021

Own Event

Project Workshop 3

This project workshop is the last in a line of three workshops where three project groups containing professional researchers, companies and artists work towards clarifying the challenges and detailing the overall concept of the proposal. This workshop is also based on the findings of the International co-design workshop held on June 30th. As it is the last, this workshop will focus more on finalising the proposals to the project catalogue and collect the findings from our activities prior to the expected project deadline of September 1st.

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August 28, 2021

Partner event

EU-Dagen i Mariager

EU-Dagen creates a forum where the EU is on the agenda for a whole day. We have to debate many different European topics in picturesque surroundings by Mariager Fjord. EU-Dagen will be a democratic day of celebration, where we must discuss, become wiser and challenge each other.

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September 16, 2021

BLOXHUB event

Science Talks: Values

Designing the Irresistible Circular Society - How do we ensure a sustainable future and how will our buildings and cities be created and by whom? Which values and materials will characterize the society of today and tomorrow? Circular economy and circular built environment are high on the agenda. This series sets the new state of the art and addresses the how to’s. With 8 events of Science Talks and Debates engaging city planners, policy makers, decision makers, clients, investors, and the people we will present the latest research and experiences and ask the tough question just how do we create the irresistible circular society?

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September 17, 2021

10:00 - 15:00

Partner Event

NEB Presentations

The Royal Danish Academy, Institute of Architecture and Design, kindly invites you to experience how 125 architect & design students contribute to “The New Euro- pean Bauhaus” initiative through a series of artistic installations.

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September 28, 2021

15:00 - 18:00 CET

BLOX Event

Hvordan skal dit liv se ud?

We invite the youth into a talk about the New European Bauhaus initiative and the future that they dream of. 

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September 30, 2021

BLOXHUB Event

BLOXHUB Debates: Values

How do we ensure a sustainable future and how will our buildings and cities be created and by whom? Which values and materials will characterize the society of today and tomorrow? Circular economy and circular built environment are high on the agenda. This series sets the new state of the art and addresses the how to’s. With 8 events of Science Talks and Debates engaging city planners, policy makers, decision makers, clients, investors, and the people we will present the latest research and experiences and ask the tough question just how do we create the irresistible circular society?

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October 14, 2021

BLOXHUB event

Science Talks: Collaborations

Changing the rules of collaboration: is the built environment truly ready for a transition towards the circular society? Discussion topics: Systems thinking, Stakeholder collaboration, Prioritizing needs across the stakeholder system, Who are the blockers/enablers, Should we prioritise policy makers or should we even make a prioritisation? Bringing in innovation and scaling innovative solutions.

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October 28, 2021

BLOXHUB Event

BLOXHUB Debates

No one left behind: how do we build infrastructure for a circular future we can’t even imagine?

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November 11, 2021

BLOXHUB event

Science Talks: Circularity

Science Talks / Theme: CIRCULARITY - WITH A COMPROMISE? PLANETARY AND SOCIAL BOUNDARIES? Discussion topics: What about people (and users) - urban development - urban space, Cities as circular organism, The power of WE.

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November 25, 2021

BLOXHUB Event

BLOXHUB Debates: Circularity

BLOXHUB Debates CIRCULARITY - WITH A COMPROMISE? PLANETARY AND SOCIAL BOUNDARIES?

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December 9, 2021

BLOXHUB Event

Science Talks: Digitalisation and data

Discussion topics: - Circular data - Exchange data between silos - Material passports - Different business models that follow. - Large scale city level mapping of flow, transformation. - Digital design - Modular design - Reducing materials - Robotic manufacturing

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August 25, 2022

Partner event

Festival of Europe

Torvet 1, 9550 Mariager The European democratic assembly in Mariager is an annual event with political debates and events, alongside cultural features, catching the interest of the Europeans. The assembly in Mariager’s goals is to strengthen the democratic dialogue between the European nations.

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Angles of action

We propose that the following challenge areas are selected as ‘ways of making the mission come true’. The challenge areas encompass the project and are identified as ‘angles of action’ where the built environment reflects the frame, being regenerative is pivotal and the Sustainable Development Goals are inherent guiding principles. Aesthetics should be considered a nerve running throughout the challenge areas.

Challenge

Social values and communities

The ‘power of we’ comes from valuing a strong civic society and cooperative ownership. It represents how we both as a Union and as smaller communities are stronger when we work together.

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Challenge

City(nature), resilience and biodiversity

When designing the irresistible society, making sure biodiversity and nature is an integrated part of the future is not only for the sake of ‘nature’ as its own entity, but also for the health and wellbeing of all humans in the future

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Challenge

Resource loops and zero waste

All across Europe, buildings need to be renovated in order to withstand another 100 years and fulfill the expectations for a beautiful life for Europeans today. The most sustainable choice in construction is almost always to use what is already there.

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