Saint-Étienne promotes sustainability, inclusion, and aesthetics through “New European Bauhaus” initiative
Saint-Étienne (France), a UNESCO Creative City of Design since 2010, alongside other members of BEDA (The Bureau of European Design Association) recently joined the “New European Bauhaus” initiative launched by the European Commission.
A platform for experimentation and connection, the “New European Bauhaus” movement intends to foster cooperation while bridging science and technology with arts and culture to devise innovative solutions for global challenges. With the aim of achieving the 2050 European Green Deal and Recovery Plan, the initiative revolves around three main pillars: sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics.
Led by multidisciplinary teams including designers, architects, artists, engineers and students, the project will be implemented over 5 years, and structured across three different phases. Interested participants from the European Union will be invited to submit their ideas and interdisciplinary projects until summer of 2021. Following which, five experimental projects will be selected and initiated in the course of the second semester of 2021. The last phase will start from 2023 and will comprise of disseminating and sharing the main outcomes of the projects globally.
In this context, and as part of BEDA, Saint-Étienne and its Cité du Design will further promote the initiative at the national level to encourage and support design stakeholders to submit their projects.
To know more, kindly visit the official web page of the initiative using the link below.