In 2020 the EU Commission launched the “New European Bauhaus”, which aims to engage and involve more European citizens in creating a climate-neutral, sustainable European continent by 2050.
The Design Council's contribution to this important process has been to initiate talks with a number of exciting people who have met in different ways – ‘Walk & Talks’, ‘The Dinner Talk’ or the ‘Virtual & Vinous’ – with the aim of discussing our four questions listed in the prepared TalkMenu on the right.
A number of exciting quotes, conversation fragments and pictures have come out of this, which we have gathered here on this page. We hope there will be many more Bauhaus Conversations in the coming months. Perhaps you'd like to join, too?
As a host, you can choose from three different formats: Walk & Talks, the Dinner Talk or the Virtual & Vinous Conversation.
Download our guide here - which will help you host your first BauhausConversation
We have created an invitation that is easy to customise and send to the person or people you would like to hold a Bauhaus Conversation with.
All formats use the same ConversationMenu, which features four questions for the conversation to be based around.
As soon as you have finished your BauhausConversation, you can submit your ideas, thoughts and quotes to us here:
Lene Dammand Lund
Lena Valez Madsen
Jan Dahl Andersen
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen
Lene Damsbo Brix
Sofie Piil Grau
Camilla van Deurs
Gry Friis Guldberg
Anne Due Kirkegaard
Henrik Taudorf Lorensen
Maria Flora Middelboe Andersen
When the EU launched the New European Bauhaus vision, the Design Council set up its own Bauhaus Group, which quickly decided that this would be an important area for the Design Council. It was a vision that we could fully endorse.
It led to us setting up a fast-working project group consisting of Susanne Justesen and Mads Quistgaard, which in early January was able to introduce the Design Council's New Bauhaus Concept (a ConversationMenu with four questions, a ConversationGuide with three formats, and a DocumentationPackage that could collect images, quotes, fragments and reflections from each of the conversations held).
At the beginning of March, we were then able to introduce this website, which we hope will help attract even more people to join the ConversationMovement towards our Europe of the future. Meanwhile, we also hope that this site serves as inspiration both in Denmark and in the rest of Europe when it comes to finding topics and themes for discussion as part of our ongoing work with the New European Bauhaus.
We hope to shortly introduce an English version of this site to allow BauhausConversation to be held in a more international context. More on that soon ....
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact Susanne Justesen from the Danish Design Council.
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