Romania: Using art to integrate Ukrainian people fleeing the war

Welcome back to season 2 of How Could We?

This season, we’re exploring how architecture, design, innovation, science, and art can help build sustainable solutions to the climate emergency.

We spoke to people across Europe who participated in the New European Bauhaus initiative. The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative that connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences, with a focus on sustainability, inclusivity, and aesthetics. We look at three of the fourteen projects that were selected as part of the EIT Community New European Bauhaus initiative, which focuses on supporting the co-creation of public spaces and community engagement projects.

In the first episode, we meet Anabella Costache, a cultural project manager at the Faber Cultural Centre in Timișoara, Romania. She works for a project called CONNECT. CONNECT helps integrate Ukrainian people, particularly women, fleeing the war into the development of the city through artistic gatherings and sharing of history.

This episode was presented by Anne-Sophie Garrigou and produced by Bárbara Mendes-Jorge.

Listen to our second episode, in which we talk to researchers from ASD Publics about how to design sustainable and inclusive play areas for and with children with ASD and their families, and to our third episode, in which we talk to Mathilde Rubinstein about how to use nature-based solutions to tackle soil pollution at a French historical site.

How Could We? is a series of conversations about building hope, curiosity, and excitement for a just and desirable future that is compatible with our planetary boundaries.

Subscribe to How Could We? to not miss the next episode of season 2. If you’re interested in solutions making a real difference in Sustainable Forestry and Land Use, check out season 1.


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