New European Bauhaus - conversation about a better tomorrow


when: Thursday, April 27th 2021, 14:00
where: online
entrance: free entrance, registration required, REGISTER.

Let’s talk about how to create a collective, sustainable and beautiful reality. The city is home to all its inhabitants. What unites us is the need for security and a sense of community. It is human that we want to live comfortably and nicely. While taking care of our own health and the environment it is necessary to take advantage of the opportunities available and contribute to the creation of the society. How can this be achieved? How to plan a future that is good for us and our planet?

The New European Bauhaus is an interdisciplinary initiative of the European Commission which aims to create a space for creative dialogue. It is an invitation to discussion and action for people who want to create but more importantly design sustainable lifestyles. The initiative considers multiple angles including social, cultural, artistic, scientific, technological and economic. It concerns both human well-being and care for the nature.

The conversation will be attended by:

  • special guest – Alessandro Rancati / EU Policy LAB
  • Piotr Czyż / Inicjatywa Miasto Association, Gdańsk University of Technology
  • Jacek Dominiczak / Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk
  • Paulina Kisiel / PPNT Gdynia | Design Center

The conversation will be started by Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała – Deputy Major of the City of Gdynia.

We are calling designers, architects, artists, engineers, scientists and students to act – let’s create the present and the future together!

organizer: PPNT Gdynia | Centrum Designu

Find out more about the New European Bauhaus initiative


Piotr Czyż – architect (PhD), philosopher (MA). President of the Inicjatywa Miasto Association, employee of the Faculty of Architecture of the Gdańsk University of Technology and guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. His scientific and social activity is devoted to the social role of architecture and new methods of transforming public spaces. Implementer of several local government grant projects devoted to the revitalization of space and participatory design. Manager of a research project on the development strategy of Polish marketplaces implemented under the Gospostrateg program for the National Center for Research and Development. Consultant of the Landscape Resolutions in Gdańsk and Sopot.

Jacek Dominiczak – professor of art and architect of the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland. At the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, he runs the Studio for City Interior Design dedicated to studies on the advancement of architecture and urban planning in contemporary cities.Professor Dominiczak is working on the dialogical formula of the ethics of architecture, he is the author of the theory of the Dialogic City and tools helpful in its design: the Urban Grid Method and the Local Identity Code.  He has lectured and taught design at universities around the world (Poland, USA, Mexico, Portugal). With the support of the Fulbright Program and the Kościuszko Foundation as well as the European art programs SEAS and CORNERS, he researched cities in North America and Europe. He has worked for cities in Poland and Australia.

Paulina Kisiel –  Creative Director, Producer and Design Manager with more than 12  years of experience in the world of design. Since May 2020 an active Member of BEDA BOARD an association with a strategic mission to strengthen the perception of design across Europe. Since 2012, involved in creating a new quality of the Gdynia Design Days festival, as well as other ongoing activities under PPNT Gdynia | Design Centre. As Director. Awarded the title of Strategist of the Year 2017 by Design Alive magazine. Paulina also governs her own architectural practice — Awarded in “Czas Gdyni” Prize dedicated to best investments of 2019 for restauration of the concert shell building – “ Muszla”. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Gdansk Technical University and Design Management at SWPS.

Alessandro Rancati – architect and designer trained at the Politecnico of Milano. Member of the European Commission’s EU Policy Lab since 2015, Joined the New European Bauhaus Unit on December 2020.  Founded and ran design studios in Miami and Barcelona.
Taught design at Elisava, ESDI, BAU, Escola Massana, Barcelona. Extensive experience in design for policy, strategic design, design direction, design management, complex facilitation.
Current challenge: to support the development of a New European Bauhaus Community. Personal challenge: to contribute to the development of a design culture in the European Commission. Personal interests: permaculture, additive/subtractive manufacturing, couture.

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