Bringing creativity and beauty to Europe's green transition
24 January 2024 | 16:00-17:30 CET
What do design competitions, 3D printers and beauty have to do with Europe’s journey to becoming a climate-neutral continent? What is the role of innovative building techniques in sustainable architecture? Why is community involvement important in the green transformation process?
On 24 January, participants joined webinar hosts Ewa Iwaszuk and Aaron Best from Ecologic Institute and their two expert guests: Alina-Stefania Ujupan is part of the team behind the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus Initiative. Edouard Cabay is the winner of a recent New European Bauhaus prize for Spain’s first 3D-printed building using earth.
They looked at the New European Bauhaus Initiative and discussed how the EU can integrate science, technology, art, culture and community participation to enhance sustainability in the European Union.
The webinar is part of a new webinar series for young people in Europe that Ecologic Institute kick-started in 2022.
We have already produced a podcast episode on the same topic “Bringing creativity and beauty to Europe's green transition” - that you can listen to online. The related podcast series "Green Deal – Big Deal?" is available online and on all relevant streaming platforms.
Below, you can watch the videos of Alina-Stefania Ujupan and Edouard Cabay's presentations.
Video recordings of Alina-Stefania Ujupan and Edouard Cabay
About the related podcast series Green Deal - Big Deal?
Together with exciting interview guests, our podcast hosts – Aaron Best, Ewa Iwaszuk and Ricarda Faber from Ecologic Institute – will help you make sense of the European Green Deal's complexity. In a series of 15 podcast episodes, we will help you understand the significance of different measures by focusing on specific themes that are relatable and relevant to all of us. We talk about topics such as sustainable fashion, the future of cities and what our diets will look like in 2050. Tune in and dive with us into the complexity of European policy.
Head of Unit, New European Bauhaus,
Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Architect with the Institute for Advanced Architecture Catalonia (IAAC)
Ewa investigates how nature can help us address the climate crisis and different urban challenges from heatwaves to social exclusion. She works for Ecologic Institute in Berlin and grows eggplants on her balcony in her free time.
Aaron examines how the economy can provide for people’s well-being while protecting the planet. He works for Ecologic Institute in Berlin and enjoys chasing the light with his camera.