IFLA Europe New European Bauhaus Festival Conference ‘Re-envisionning European Landscapes’ 18 April 2024, 18-20h CET, Brussels

IFLA Europe New European Bauhaus Festival Conference ‘Re-envisionning European Landscapes’ 18 April 2024, 18-20h CET, Brussels

Cities have become the focus of sustainability issues as they are major consumers and distributors of goods and services. They have an ecological impact much beyond their geographic locations. Calls for humankind to reconnect with nature to forward sustainability and resilience cannot be ignored anymore and we have to re-connect with nature in our social and ecological systems and to urban landscapes in order to overcome environmental crises in our cities. There is an urgent need to transform our cities towards a more intact and resilient urban nature for a better future for our citizens. Inclusive and interdisciplinary nature of landscape architecture can respond to everyday needs of people in their public spaces.

As a part of the New European Bauhaus Festival, the EU Interreg Euro-Med project ‘Bauhaus4Med’, CIVA initiative ‘Jeudis du Paysage’ lecture series, with the support of ULB Faculté d’architecture de l’ULB: La Cambre Horta, we are proudly announcing our Conference ‘Re-envisionning European Landscapes through innovative New European Bauhaus solutions which will take place on Thursday, 18 April 2024, 18.00-20.00 CET at the ULB Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta, Brussels.

The keynote speaker will be Andreas Kipar, landscape architect from Bureau LAND (Italy/Switzerland/Germany/Austria/Canada), followed by a round-table discussion with Ruth Schageman, President of the Architects’ Council of Europe, Catherine Vilquin, Board of Directors ECTP-CEU (Town Planners), Annemie Bertha Marcella Wyckmans, NTNU University - NEB Alliance, Katerina Gkoltsiou, President IFLA EU and Andreas Kipar, LAND.
Discussion moderated by Didier Vancutsem.

Registration required: https://civa.brussels/fr/expos-events/new-european-bauhaus-andreas-kipar-land

About New European Bauhaus Festival
This year, the NEB Festival will focus on the results of the first three years of the initiative. It will be launched on the evening of 9 April with the official Opening Ceremony featuring, among others, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, European Commissioners Elisa Ferreira and Iliana Ivanova, and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.

Easily move around between the FORUM, featuring keynotes and panel discussions, the FAIR of workshops, labs, and exhibitions, and the FEST part, showcasing artistic performances. Meanwhile, Satellite Events will take place all over Europe and beyond, ensuring that the spirit of the New European Bauhaus Festival reaches far and wide. 

This year’s panel discussions will cover a diverse array of topics, including architecture, education, and the future of construction, in the presence of esteemed speakers, industry leaders in art, architecture, design, sustainability, innovation and much more. The Festival will also put a spotlight on NEB’s contributions to Ukraine’s reconstruction. For the full programme and list of speakers, have a look here!

In this edition, we are placing a special focus on fashion, inviting 16 young fashion designers from the EU and beyond to display their designs in a ‘sustainable NEB catwalk’ on 11 April. It will be the occasion to demonstrate alternatives to fast fashion, and innovative materials, giving space to creativity.  

We also invite you to actively participate in workshops and exploring exhibitions that showcase innovative projects on the future of sustainable sports, innovative designs, and more. You will have the opportunity to get a closer look at these creative projects, celebrate success stories, exchange ideas, network and build partnerships. Moreover, a movie screening on 10 April invites you to immerse yourself in a series of EU-funded short films on climate change, water pollution, deforestation, and more.

Additionally, we will celebrate diverse artistic talents from across Europe – showcasing the rhythms of La Barca Música or Marco Pillitteri as well as the performances of DAH Theater and the Moveo Dance Company.

The Festival will also feature the New European Bauhaus Prizes Ceremony, rewarding 20 exceptional projects, designs, and ideas that align and exemplify the movement’s commitment and embody the NEB values. Read more below!

About Interreg Euro-MEDAbout Interreg Euro-MED

The Interreg Euro-MED Programme supports cooperation across Mediterranean borders for projects developed and managed by public administrations, universities, private and civil society organisations.

The Programme brings together partners from 69 regions of 14 countries from the Northern shore of the Mediterranean with a common objective: a climate neutral and resilient society for the benefit of its citizens.

For the next seven year, together with our partners we will work to make the region smarter, greener and improve the governance between its stakeholders.

The total programme budget amounts to about 294M€ for the 2021-2027 period for projects intended to bring solutions to answer 4 complementary missions. These missions will help us find concrete and shared solutions to global challenges. They pull together various thematic issues and initiatives to reach goals that single projects could not otherwise.

Interreg Euro-MED missions
To improve the quality of human life and ensure a sustainable growth in the region, we have put the environment at the heart of each mission.

Strengthening an innovative sustainable economy
Improving innovation capacities in our Mediterranean territories is a necessity to strengthen and consolidate a knowledge society. It will help us face future possible economic crisis. Projects under this mission will increase the capacities of public and private organisations to implement and coordinate Regional Innovation Strategies and reinforce the competitiveness of SMEs accelerating the transition to a circular and sustainable economy.

Protecting, restoring and valorising the natural environment and heritage
Nature contributes to a healthier and more resilient society. The preservation of ecosystems allows to mitigate natural disaster, diseases, boost resilience and regulate climate, thus reducing risks to human societies. Projects under this mission will promote climate change mitigation and adaptation measures and encourage the sustainable management of natural resources and restoration of degraded ecosystems.

Promoting green living areas
Sustainable development, management of living areas and an integrated vision of the territory energy transition are crucial to the quality of life of Mediterranean citizens. Projects will tackle this challenge through the development of greener living areas, and will work to minimise their impact on the Mediterranean and the global climate system focusing on air pollution, energy and mobility

Enhancing sustainable tourism
Tourism is a key sector in our territories, both in terms of protection and valorisation of the natural and cultural resources and support of its recovery. Projects will address the development of sustainable tourism as a transversal issue: fostering tourism integrated in circular economy, considering the sustainability of ecosystem services using innovation technologies, or promoting the preservation of natural resources and cultural heritage.

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