Bautopia: Makersxchange conference

European Creative Hubs Network & MakersExchange project partners are thrilled to announce and invite you to “BauTopia”, a special side-event of the New European Bauhaus Festival. This is an in-person event, taking place on 8 & 9 June 2022 in several vibrant indoor and outdoor venues in Brussels, with parts of the programme live-streamed. 

Currently, our world is facing enormous issues, ranging from a huge environmental crisis to a new humanitarian challenge due to the war in Ukraine. The aim of this event is to explore, debate and advocate around the emerging topics of sustainability, inclusion & solidarity, through and within arts and creativity; and to raise awareness of the EU Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus movement. 

Under the title “ BauTopia” we invite you to participate, think and discuss in some of the following topics:

-How do creative hubs and creatives respond in emergency situations? (COVID-19, Ukrainian crisis) 
-How can mobility contribute to skills development, social inclusion and interdisciplinarity? 
-How can eco-friendly urban spaces become an instrument of social & cultural change?
-How can participatory practices & community-based arts create a fertile ground towards an inclusive & climate-resilient society?

 ‘BauTopia’ programme includes inspirational speeches, thought-provoking panel discussions, workshops and interactive sessions from EU policy-makers, networks and intermediary organizations, to researchers, experts, creative hub managers ,cultural and creative professionals themselves. 

Lizzy, will be giving his keynote Makerscope, the importance of Makerspaces during this event.

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