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The New European Bauhaus: Concept, Movement, and Opportunities

Discover how the New European Bauhaus is creating beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive places, products, and ways of living.

New European Bauhaus
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Re-imagine sustainable living in Europe and beyond

The New European Bauhaus responds to the global challenges of the 21st century by developing ways of living and creating that blend design and sustainability.

On this two-week course, you will take an in-depth look at the NEB, and learn how it has led to an explosion of creativity across Europe.

Discover the design principles and environmental policies behind the NEB

The New European Bauhaus connects the European Green Deal to our daily lives, living spaces, and experiences.

By exploring the history of the ‘Bauhaus’, you will trace the evolution from the original movement to the transformative initiative we see today. Through the examination of how the values and principles of sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusion can be innovatively combined, you will be able to frame your understanding within the context of other European policies.

Examine how the New European Bauhaus models social sustainability

You will discover how the initiative is driving positive change and opening up access to further funding for socially-conscious yet aesthetic-driven projects.

Using five case studies, you will analyse key projects that stand as exemplars of NEB design and be able to explain how they deliver the mission of the NEB.

Explore opportunities linked to the New European Bauhaus

Accessing expert interviews, podcasts, and videos, you will learn how sustainability and style combine to drive green transitions in sectors including furniture, fashion, and construction.

By acquiring relevant knowledge, you will become able to critically assess the challenges and opportunities linked to the NEB and discuss potential future developments.

By the end of the course, you will have gained an in-depth understanding of the main concepts and direction of the New European Bauhaus.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1

  • Introduction to the New European Bauhaus (NEB)
  • Values, principles and thematic axes of the NEB
  • The NEB and its coherence within other European policies

Week 2

  • NEB Community and NEB Lab Projects
  • NEB Lighthouse Demonstrators
  • NEB case studies

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Discuss NEB history and background
  • Describe NEB values and principles
  • Explain the NEB thematic axes
  • Interpret the NEB position within the network of EU policies and strategies
  • Interpret NEB best practices and the design principles behind them
  • Identify the opportunities related to the NEB
  • Critically assess the success factors of mission-driven innovations

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for EU citizens interested in sustainable living who wish to better understand the concepts involved in the New European Bauhaus initiative.

It is suitable for anyone with an interest in sustainability, architecture, art, and design, and will benefit those who work within the design industries who want to explore sustainable initiatives in the creative sector.

This course would also benefit those interested in climate change who want to further their knowledge of EU policies and developments connected to the European Green Deal.

Who will you learn with?

I am a Professor of Circular Economy and Climate Change Management at the University of Turin, Dept of Management. My research is focused on entrepreneurship and sustainable business model innovation.

I am a researcher in the Department of Management at the University of Turin, in the fields of Circular Economy and Innovation. I believe in the power of experiential learning to drive change.

I am a Researcher at the University of Turin, Department of Management. I hold a PhD in Systems Dynamics and my research interests converge between performance management and sustainability.

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Who developed the course?

EIT Community

The EIT Community New European Bauhaus is an alliance of 5 EIT KICs: EIT Food, EIT Digital, EIT-Climate KIC, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. A joint EIT Community NEB initiative was deployed to combine aesthetics, sustainability, and inclusion to increase citizen engagement and involve communities in the co-design of sustainable public spaces while delivering on the goals of the European Green Deal.

New European Bauhaus

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.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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