A workshop to co-create concrete actions and projects.

26 January 2023, 16:00-19:00, Free University of Bozen–Bolzano, Room F6. 

Please register here until 12 Jan 2023, 12:00 CET (extended). The form also allows you to choose and suggest what you would like to collaborate on with others from the growing network of the New European Bauhaus of the Mountains. Please forward this invitation to the ones, which you wish to join the event.

„The New European Bauhaus has the ambition to make the Green Deal a cultural, human-centred and positive, tangible experience. … It is about bridging the global challenges with the local solutions to achieve our climate targets and support a broader transformation perspective. … [It] wants to reach out to artists, activists, designers, architects, students, scientists, engineers, practitioners, policymakers and all interested citizens. They are invited to contribute to the shaping of the initiative in developing and harvesting conversations/discussions by concretely coming up with inspiring examples, ideas and visons or challenges and needs.” excerpt from “Inspirations for New European Bauhaus Prizes 2021

In May 2021 a core group started to co-develop the New European Bauhaus of the Mountains, and invited to the public event “Foundations and Visions for a  New European Bauhaus of the Alps” on 8 July 2021. There, the freshly formed clusters presented themselves, and facilitated workshops for coming towards a shared understanding of related challenges and potentials. 

Now it is time to come up with concrete actions and projects! Therefore, we invite diverse actors from South Tyrol and beyond to a co-creative workshop, where we bring complementary competences to the table(s) to develop project ideas and actions, which can only be done together. We are looking forward to new partners to join. We aim to generate ideas, which are both visionary and viable. We want to leave the room as emerging working groups, each with a strong idea and next steps planned.

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than 5 minutes.”

Attributed to Albert Einstein

workshop description

In the workshop concrete projects will be developed starting from Scenarios, each with a focus on a specific field of action some of us want to work on to foster social-ecological transformation. A scenario is more concrete than a topic, but still open enough to invite diverse actors to elaborate a project deriving from it. Hereunder you find a series of proposed scenarios. Via the registration form you can choose the one you would like to collaborate on, or you can propose another scenario as a starting point for developing a project together with others from the network of NEB of the Mountains.

3-6 scenario tables

Roles: Each table has one host committed to the scenario, and ideally an additional moderator. Notes and sketches are done by all on a big sheet; 3-8 Participants per table.

3 Rounds & 1 Speed dating

Each round comes with a meta-question for all tables. After each round participants can change the table or stay. At the beginning of the following round the hosts summarise the key points of the previous round.


Introduction, 10 min.
by the overall moderator and/or persons from the core group
Welcome: The NEB of the Mountains and the idea of this workshop
How it works &  The Scenario Tables → Participants go to the table they want to start with.
Round 1: What is the quest behind the scenario? 20 min.
Before the discussion the host outlines the scenario using visual material (graphics, images, etc.)
Aim: understand the Scenario or the question(s) hidden in it more deeply.
Round 2: Which concrete projects and activities can we imagine? 30 min.
Aim: explore openly diverse directions a projects could take (brainstorming mode)
Speed dating, 60 min.
All participants go to tables of their interest for a short exchange of ideas (ca. 5 min. per table). Hosts take notes.
→ Everybody joins the scenario they want to work on together.
Round 3: Which direction(s) are most promising? What next steps will we take?  30 min.
As a start of the last round hosts summarise the most important findings and proposals.
Aim: decide one direction (or on 2-3), on which the participants really want to work on. Who else is needed? Decide on next steps.
Sharing the outcomes & Check-out, 20 min.
The moderator and input giver present shortly the outcomes from their table.
Everyone can share what they have learned.

Collection of scenarios and committed persons

This list derives from the meeting of the workshop preparation group on 1 Dec 2022, 14:00-15:30, Unibz

1. BASIS Vinschgau–Venosta & Drusus Kaserne (

Committed persons: Hannes Götsch (BASIS), Ghali Egger (BASIS), Aart van Bezooijen (unibz), Giulia Paoletti (EURAC), Uwe Staffler (CasaClima), Alessandro Rancati 

2. Kapuzinergarten Bozen – Parco dei Cappuccini Bolzano

Committed person: Angelika Burtscher (Lungomare), Zeno Oberkofler (Fridays for Future), Lukas Abram (Architekt), Katrin Teutsch (Initiative Quasi Centrum), Florian Pallua (Forum Prävention), Roberto Tubaro (Jazz Festival Südtirol), Maurice Bellotti (Poison for Souls)

The Kapuzinerpark / Parco Cappuccini in Bolzano will be transformed into an open cultural centre. Think with us about what the place needs, what characterises the neighbourhood around the park and how the Kapuzinerpark / Parco Cappuccini (opposite the town theatre) can become a new lively place for the city and its inhabitants.

3. Participation as an instrument for sustainable and inclusive regional development

Committed person: Kris Krois (unibz), Elisa Ravazzoli and Federica Maino (EURAC/RegDev), Sabina Frei, …

Measures in sustainability transition need to be based on the knowledge and needs of people, who are concerned. We want to make best practices of participation available. Among other this will be useful for municipalities in South Tyrol, which have to develop a municipal development programme in participatory ways.

4. A place to B(z) – creating an urban common fostering local culture and a vital city community in the ex-railway area of Bolzano (

Committed person: Philipp Rier (LiA Collective), Marielle Scharfenberg (unibz), Chiara Rabini (Comune di Bolzano),  Aart van Bezooijen (unibz), Giulia Paoletti (EURAC), Uwe Staffler (CasaClima), Alessandro Rancati,  Elisa Ravazzoli e Marzia Bona (EURAC/RegDev)

5. SMACH. Constellation of Art, Culture and History in the Dolomites (

Committed persons: Michael Moling (founder), Stefano Riba (project manager)

SMACH aims to enhance, through art, workshops, active participation, the tangible and intangible cultural assets and landscape value of the village of San Martin and Val Badia. SMACH view on mountains aims to go beyond  harmful stereotyping of the landscape, favouring symbolic thinking, critical reflections and triggering the personal interpretation of users. 

6. Rural commons in mountain areas and across the Alps: mobilizing art, design and cultural work for caring modes of living in common (Rural Commons Assembly, Rural Commons Festival, Alpine Changemaker Network)

Committed persons: Johannes Reisigl (Rural Commons Assembly), Bianca Elzenbaumer (Alpine Changemaker Network, CIPRA International)


Choose the scenario or propose another one you would like to collaborate on via the registration form until 12 Jan 2023.

The new European Bauhaus

The Bauhaus gathered persons from the most diverse directions of art, architecture, design and other fields to work on the societal challenges of their time. Today, in the face of escalating multiple crises, the task is to shape the profound transformation towards sustainable, resilient and solidary modes of living and production. The New European Bauhaus is developing through regional hubs all over Europe.

The New European Bauhaus of the Mountains started in South Tyrol with open workshops in July 2021. It aims to enable creative collaboration among designers, architects, urbanists, rural developers, artists, engineers, scientists, farmers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, students, inhabitants and everyone interested. Join to co-create a social-ecological transformation focussing on mountain areas.