Von der Leyen’s green Bauhaus dream

Read the full story in Politico.

Ursula von der Leyen wants Europe to tap into its inner avant-garde.

To meet some of its most pressing strategic goals — managing a sustainable industrial transition and finding new green technology to mitigate climate change — the Commission president has pledged to revive Bauhaus, the experimental art school founded in interwar Germany to marry artistic form with functional design.

“We need to give our systemic change its own distinct aesthetic — to match style with sustainability,” von der Leyen said in her State of the Union speech last month. “This is why we will set up a new European Bauhaus — a co-creation space where architects, artists, students, engineers, designers work together to make that happen.”

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