UdK Berlin starts official partnership with the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus Initiative
The New European Bauhaus is about improving our daily lives, focusing on better living together in more beautiful, sustainable and inclusive places. It is about bridging global challenges with local solutions to achieve our climate targets and support a broader transformation on the ground.
A triangle of three inseparable values guides the New European Bauhaus:
- sustainability, from climate goals, to circularity, zero pollution, and biodiversity,
- aesthetics, quality of experience and style, beyond functionality,
- inclusion, valorising diversity, equality for all, accessibility and affordability.
The New European Prizes will be awarded to both existing projects and new ideas and concepts in four different categories:
- Reconnecting with nature
- Regaining a sense of belonging
- Prioritising the places and people that need it the most
- Shaping a circular industrial ecosystem and supporting life-cycle thinking
In each of these categories there are two parallel competition areas:
The New European Bauhaus Awards for existing or completed examples/projects and the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars for concepts or ideas from young talents up to the age of 30.
The deadline for applications is 28 February 2022 at 19:00 (CET).
The Klasse Klima has won the ‘New European Bauhaus Rising Stars' Prize for the category ‘Interdisciplinary education models'.
Students and teachers at the Berlin University of the Arts have joined to form an open, autonomous, interdisciplinary group. The aim of the group is to politicise the University and its students, to translate the climate crisis into teaching and artistic practice, and to encourage the Berlin University of the Arts as an institution to adopt a public position on the issue. All-day seminars provide the framework for experiments and real-life laboratories. The purpose of Klasse Klima is to create education offers and collaborative projects, and to foster engagement with university policy.
The Klasse Klima are building a transnational network with groups from other art schools, connecting them through innovative digital infrastructure and a fluid joint corpus of transformative knowledge and practices: a synergetic push towards a sustainable and inclusive shift in aesthetic education in Europe and beyond!
The European Commission's New European Bauhaus Initiative aims to make the Green Deal a concrete cultural experience. The New European Bauhaus Prizes are designed to help make existing knowledge, experience and capacity visible and thus contribute to new visions, ideas and solutions. Prizes are awarded to projects or concepts that combine aesthetics, inclusion and sustainability.
Prizes will be awarded in a total of 10 different categories ranging from design, architecture, product development and cultural heritage to educational models in two parallel competitions:
The New European Bauhaus Awards for existing or completed examples/projects and the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars for concepts or ideas by young talents up to 30 years of age.
The winners in each category will receive a communication package and 30,000 EUR for the New European Bauhaus Awards and 15,000 EUR for the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars.
Applications for the New European Bauhaus Awards were accepted until 31 May via the initiative's portal: https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/2021-prizes_en