The Cumulus New European Bauhaus initiative (C+NEB) launched in August 2021 with an initial global conversation open to all members and Cumulus partners and friends to start shaping the official partnership with The New European Bauhaus Initiative.
Cumulus has had deep institutional roots in Europe since its founding in 1990. The partnership with The New European Bauhaus initiative represents a timely occasion for Cumulus to honor this legacy and engage with fresh perspectives as a firmly established global network since 2006. Cumulus brings the New European Bauhaus the association’s commitment to elevating the role of artists and designers in shaping sustainable and humane futures—key goals of the New European Bauhaus.
Two overarching foci for the C+NEB respond to the global higher education make-up of our association:
The C+NEB initiative aims to collaborate closely with the DESIS network, a close Cumulus partner, and engage the global network of DESIS Labs and their deep research and project expertise in sustainability and social innovation.
Coordinated by a curatorial team with the stewardship of Cumulus Vice President Philipp Heidkamp and composed of Cumulus members that will meet monthly, an important goal of C+NEB is to be an open platform that can be further defined by Cumulus members’ participation as the initiative evolves. We thus foresee putting out ongoing calls and invitations for members’ suggestions on themes and directions our activities might take.