Attention Maltese designers, architects, artists, digital experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers and students.
An initiative of potential interest for Maltese Architects was launched in Brussels this week. The NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS.
The term may look foreign – but it is essentially an expression of a concept where form follows function, where design promotes sustainability and inclusion in our societies.
Malta right now could possibly be a good hub for this New European Bauhaus to concretise for instance societal needs for more greenery in urban areas, or a facilitated use of our seas as waterways in our daily lives or enhanced energy performance in buildings.
The New European Bauhaus initiative is a recently launched network of innovators to help create new communities, share information and inspire beyond borders.
There are tens of prizes to be won to promote the concepts, starting from this summer awards.
Do not be put off if you do not see anything of interest in the website as yet – these are early days, you can work on your own initiative and start pitching it to the NEB in the ideas section.
The initial phase is to invest in networking and sharing ideas. A call for proposals for concrete projects will follow.
The whole thing is evolving as we speak and it promises to attract good EU and private funding with leverage across several European Commission DGs.
So, if you have 10 minutes, I invite you to read through it.
On my part, I am at your disposal for questions or if I can help with contacts or further information.