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Photo: Peter Kvarnström/Mediabank Göteborg & Co

Creating Bridges

Sustainability and environment
Culture and languages
Society and economy

Webinar on the European Commission's initiative “New European Bauhaus”, a movement building beautiful, sustainable, inclusive places to live together.

7 May 2021
14:45 - 16:00
At Zoom - you'll get a link via e mail when you register.
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Registration deadline
5 May 2021

Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg
Registration is closed.

The webinar, which is in English, is aimed at all of you who are interested in development issues, students, alumni and teachers, but also other interested parties and partners.

Register no by May 5, at the latest. Welcome!

In September 2020, Ursula Von der Leyen announced the "New European Bauhaus” – an initiative aiming at creating  bridges between natural sciences, humanities, architecture, arts, performing arts, design and many other disciplines.” Since then, the initiative evolved to a vital dialogue about how to create these bridges meant to open up platforms for transdisciplinary research, education and practice for a more sustainable future.

I want NextGenerationEU to kickstart a European renovation wave and make our Union a leader in the circular economy. But this is not just an environmental or economic project: it needs to be a new cultural project for Europe.

Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

On May 7th, The Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg is extending this dialogue and warmly invites you to join us and explore ways to transition into a more sustainable future, transforming public spaces with the means of design and performance as well as how to develop forms of transcreation between multiple disciplines.


  • Dan Hill, Director of Strategic Design, Vinnova
  • Jørn Mortensen, Vice President of ELIA, Dean, Kristiania University College,
  • Helena Bjarnegård, National Architect, Boverket
  • Sanne Kofod Olsen, Dean of the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg
  • Jan Eckert, Head of Design Unit, HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg
  • Steinar Danielsen, Sustainability Lead, M Volvo Car Mobility 
  • Moderator: Ulf Dalnäs, Vice Dean for Cooperation, the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg
  • Co-moderator: Angelica Hadzikostas, Head of Art & Culture at The Agency for Cultural Development in the region Västra Götaland