The Staatliche Bauhaus (State Building House), or simply Bauhaus, was the school of architecture, design, crafts and art founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Weimar (Germany). Its teaching curriculum pioneered new techniques and resources and very soon became the staples of visual culture throughout Europe.
In 2020, just one year after the school’s centenary was celebrated across Europe for its great contributions to creativity, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, proposed the New European Bauhaus, a creative and interdisciplinary initiative that opens up a meeting space for designing future ways of living and stands at the crossroads between art, culture, social inclusion, science and technology. The initiative brings the European Green Deal to the places where we live and calls for a collective effort to imagine and build a sustainable, inclusive and beautiful future for the mind and soul of all.
What is the New European Bauhaus?
- It is a platform for experimentation and connection that fosters collaboration between those who think and those who act and want to envision the way we will live together in the future.
- It is a bridge between the world of science and technology and the world of art and culture.
- It is an invitation to change our perspective and to see in our ecological and digital challenges as many opportunities to transform our lives for the better.
- It is a new approach that, through collective creation, seeks to find innovative solutions to the complex problems of our society. The initiative seeks to articulate our thinking, our behaviour and our markets around new ways of living and building, influencing, among other things, public procurement.
In this scenario, many European entities have joined this new initiative, among them the Galician Health Service (Sergas), official partner of the New European Bauhaus, which is leading this structuring project for Galicia, bringing together different actors and institutions such as the Galician Health Cluster (CSG) or the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN), among others.
In this new context, in recent months INSATI has initiated a process of co-design and co-creation, shaping new ideas and projects in close collaboration with other public and private entities, from different sectors and fields of knowledge. In doing so, we are giving continuity to one of our founding objectives, providing innovative technological solutions to the challenges facing our society, particularly in the field of health and active ageing.