A conversation about the New European Bauhaus and our backyards

12th May 2021 | 18h CET

How can a design and creative approach help us re-discover and re-imagine the places we live in?

It has been just over a year since in 2020 Rio Neiva - Environmental NGO implemented a citizen science pilot project titled "In My Backyard", supported by the European Union Horizon 2020 ACTION project.

This proved to be a unique opportunity to uncover the benefits that backyards can offer, from an environmental, social, well-being and/or economic perspective.

Fast-forward to 2021, Rio Neiva - Environmental NGO has become an official partner to the New European Bauhaus, a new program from the European Commission aiming to engage designers, architects, engineers and other creatives, to imagine how each European should connect to the Green Deal and “build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls”.

It is within this context that we now intend to promote a conversation, departing from the In My Backyard video documentary, to discuss how a design and creative approach can help us re-discover and re-imagine the places we live in.

And what a better way to have this conversation by teaming up again with ACTION, and all previous and on-going pilot projects.

Join the conversation!

18:00h - Introduction
18:10h - In My Backyard video documentary
18:45h - Conversation
19:30h - End

Conversation led by
Kat Austen, ACTION (Moderator)
Clara Roberti (Designer and In My Backyard Documentary Director)
Heitor Alvelos (Professor of Design and New Media)
Xavier Troussard (Head of the New European Bauhaus Unit)
Rui Monteiro (Rio Neiva - Environmental NGO)

All participants are welcome to join for Q&A.

Citizen science and participation
Design, creative approaches and sustainability
Backyards, their benefits and their future

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