Useful information

Tuesday 11th July 2023 — Thursday 13th July 2023
Opening hours
12:00am — 11:59pm
Various venues

About the event

Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) are at the heart of the creative economy by ensuring the continued development of societies and being a powerful vector for the creation of competitiveness, cultural wealth, innovation, and employment.

Knowledge-intensive and based on individual creativity and talent, these industries generate not only considerable economic prosperity while strengthening social cohesion but are also critical to a shared sense of European identity, culture, and values.

About the event:

The Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union will organise a European conference to reflect how the CCIs contribute to improve people’s quality of life by creating solutions through Culture and Science. This event will be held in Barcelona from the 11th to the 13th of July.

The event will display, in a demonstrative, interactive and participatory way, CCIs’ European and collaborative projects and initiatives that are not only innovative and sustainable, but also accessible, affordable, socially committed and enriching for all in line with the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative. In this way, the conference will show cultural and creative industries as social and innovative drivers.

The Circular Cities Challenge, a one-week immersive programme hosted in Barcelona by the Distributed Design Platform, will be displayed during the three day event. Four interdisciplinary teams will present their design proposals that address local challenges directly at Cosmo Caixa.

The second edition of the New European Bauhaus, inviting LaCreatura, Amy Gowen from the School of Commons at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), and Guillem Camprodon, director of Fab Lab Barcelona, representing the Master of Design in Emergent Futures at IAAC.

Venues – Barcelona:
– Liceu Opera House – 11th of July
– Disseny Hub Museum – 12th and 13th of July
– CosmoCaixa – 12th of July

Organized by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), in partnership with the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Register here