The New European Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to our daily lives and living spaces. It calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls.
The New European Bauhaus is a creative and transdisciplinary movement in the making!
It is a bridge between the world of science and technology, art and culture.
It is about leveraging our green and digital challenges to transform our lives for the better.
It is an invitation to address complex societal problems together through co-creation.
By creating bridges between different backgrounds, cutting across disciplines and building on participation at all levels, the New European Bauhaus inspires a movement to facilitate and steer the transformation of our societies along three inseparable values:
sustainability, from climate goals, to circularity, zero pollution, and biodiversity
aesthetics, quality of experience and style, beyond functionality
inclusion, from valuing diversity, to securing accessibility and affordability
The New European Bauhaus brings citizens, experts, businesses, and institutions together to reimagine sustainable living in Europe and beyond. In addition to creating a platform for experimentation and connection, the initiative supports positive change also by providing access to EU funding for beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive projects.
Conversations on the New European Bauhaus
Beautiful | Sustainable | Together
This toolbox contains eight tools that guide you through a circular innovation process and provide you with the resources you need along the way.
This is a resource for companies and organizations who want to work more creatively and collaboratively in their team or organization towards circularity.
The methods are divided into three categories:
Exploring the problem space
(Co)-creating new circular solutions
Making the future concrete
Each tool has step-by-step process guides and is free of charge. Some of the tools are unique to our methodology, and some are borrowed from other organizations.
We’ve put together this toolkit through inputs from partners and engaged individuals. Our goal is to keep developing the toolkit, so the next step is to test the tools and the order of use with businesses and organizations. We’ll keep updating the kit with new knowledge.
We believe in a future where our clothes are loved again, live as long as possible and preserve a piece of history - where they are 'passed on' from generation to generation, recycled or even upgraded. We facilitate optimised textile cycles that protect our environment, that encourage a new and sustainable understanding of values, and that give us joy - in the often unexpected ways we can reuse our clothes.
Extending the use and life of our clothing is the best way to reduce the environmental impact of textiles. Our goal is to reach as many people as possible and encourage them to help shape our textile future.
Together we can create a cycle by donating our clothes properly, repairing them and making new from old. In this way, used or unused garments gain new value again and again and can continue their journey - A-GAIN & A-GAIN
Get rid of things dragging you down
ANARCHIVE - Digital archives on contemporary art
anarchive is a series of interactive multi-media projects designed to explore an artist's overall oeuvre via diverse archival material.
The project is an historical and critical research which main purpose is to constitute the memory and increase public awareness of some of the most important developments in contemporary art such as performances, works in public places, video works, installations, experiments with technologies. Beyond a mode of preservation, beyond producing important databases about a whole oeuvre, the project aims at stimulating various artists to develop new works through the use of digital techniques.
A 6º BaixaCharla tratou de “Tecnodiversidade”, primeira obra publicada no Brasil por Yuk Hui, filósofo da tecnologia, atualmente professor da Universidade da Cidade de Hong Kong. Lançada em 2020 pela Ubu, o livro reúne alguns dos principais textos recentes (de 2017 pra cá) em que Hui debate tecnologia, política, filosofia, ecologia e inteligência artificial com ênfase no que ele chama de “cosmotécnicas”, tecnologias desenvolvidas em contextos locais e particulares que poderiam conter saídas para a atual crise ecológica, política e social do planeta.
Leonardo Foletto, editor do BaixaCultura, conversou com Pedro Telles da Silveira, que atualmente realiza estágio de pós-doutoramento FAPESP na Unicamp.
Can the Global South rediscover its own cosmotechnics and technological thought, and thereby give new direction to technological development in general?
Do we end up in a position where a critique of technology functions as part of the same technological system — i.e., where criticism becomes just another piece of input, another feedback loop programmed into the machinery? If we really think cybernetically, when we repair or upgrade a machine, program, or mechanism, are we not also becoming a part of the machinery, an instrument for its improvement?
Yes, according to what we call second-order cybernetics, humans and machines are connected in a recursive movement, which becomes an instance of what Hegel calls a master-slave dialectic.
Open Schooling is an approach which takes on relevant local and global challenges; it can contribute to community development, and promote an active global citizenship attitude. For students it offers the opportunity to learn together in the real world, and widens their horizons to learn from people other than their teachers.
Last week, three years of arguing with industry finally paid off, as the European standard EN45554 was published. This official document with an unexciting name details ”general methods for the assessment of the ability to repair, reuse and upgrade energy-related products.” In plain English, it’s a standard for measuring how easy it is to repair stuff. It’s also a huge milestone for the fight for fair repair.
L’agent valoriste est un professionnel du réemploi, du recyclage et de la valorisation des encombrants. Il valorise et revend les objets collectés.
Missions principales du poste
préparer la collecte (itinéraire, matériel, véhicule)
se déplacer sur les lieux de la collecte (permis B)
effectuer un premier diagnostic des objets à collecter
sélectionner puis ramener les objets réemployables à l’atelier
Évaluer le potentiel de réemploi des objets récupérés, puis trier
Valoriser ces objets par réemploi : simple nettoyage, test, remise en état pour vente en boutique
Valoriser ces objets par recyclage : démentellement, tri de la matière, et livraison aux filières de recyclage adaptées.
Participer au réapprovisionnement des boutiques, à la valorisation des objets, à la fixation des prix, aux temps de vente en accueillant et conseillant les clients, tenir éventuellement la caisse.
In this seminar we will explore tensions around the emergence of population as a managerial category starting in the second half of the 20th century and the production of scarcity under contemporary capitalism; the development of new technologies of birth control — from menstrual tracking apps to smart implants; and the norms currently associating population growth with the climate crisis. The course will be divided into three modules, each focusing on one of the previously mentioned topics;
We gathered virtually for Fixfest 2020, welcoming many more people online than we would have in person. We had a diverse programme, including technical, social and even academic contributions.
ECONOMIC SPACE AGENCY – PROTOCOLS FOR POST-CAPITALIST ECONOMIC EXPRESSION
We are an ECONOMIC HERESY. A MARKET & sense maker for a post-capitalist future. A volatility SPACE INNOVATION: a SOCIAL DERIVATIVE, a collective risk generating practice, leveraging on our ability to act together on an opening and to collectively enjoy the upside. We are ECONOMIC SPACE AGENTs, a group of radical economists, distributed systems architects, game designers, activists, monetary theorists & content creators deeply passionate about the ECONOMY.
This report identifies the model of Clusters of Social and Ecologic Innovation (CSEI) and explores their presence across the European Union. The analysis had the following objectives: 1) To obtain a socioeconomic characterisation of the CSEI concept; 2) To identify and analyse the main innovative aspects that CSEI bring about to social and ecological transitions and; 3) To identify and analyse the clusters features, components and/or determinants that facilitate innovation dissemination and transfer to other contexts.
Boundaryless helps global customers with Business Strategy and Organization Design for the age of Ecosystems
We create open-source frameworks for platform design and entrepreneurial organization development: we support a global community of organizations, institutions, and individuals through workshops, training, and consulting services.
The Crypto Commons Association (CCA) is a non-profit organization founded in early 2021 to facilitate the development of digital common goods and infrastructure in the context of DLTs, their academic reception and analysis, their public accessibility as well as their broad social application.
Based on work over the last decade within Nairobi’s tech-for-good sector, followed by a year of ethnographic research within organizations in Nairobi’s research landscapes, “Postcolonial Objectivity: Reaching for Decolonial Knowledge Making in Nairobi” traces the contours and edges of what is considered to be good knowledge within an emergent regime of scientific representation in Kenya. I show how this regime, which I call postcolonial objectivity, can be better understood by drawing out how histories haunt the problem space; the idealized figures that shadow the problem space, how rising diversity expectations have played out, and modes of care and stewardship are practiced and idealized. A recurrent argument and goal of postcolonial objectivity is robust contextualization of knowledge. “Postcolonial Objectivity: Reaching for Decolonial Knowledge Making in Nairobi” scales between analyses of the geopolitics of translocal knowledge production and ethnographically rich descriptions of Kenyan histories of imperialism and post-war Development. These geohistories established the knowledge infrastructures that have created conditions where everyday research amongst particular communities in Nairobi are often experienced as extractive, externally-driven, and extroverted for a Western audience. If methodology is a way of being in the world, ultimately, my argument is enacted through my methodological approach of archive ethnography as well as collaborative authorship of the final textual form. In these ways, I demonstrate my own attempts towards postcolonial objectivity, working to build supporting technical infrastructure as an experimental space for collaborative effort to figure out what kinds of questions can be asked under postcolonial objectivity going forward.