The Piccolo Teatro di Milano is now a Partner of the creative and multi-disciplinary initiative New European Bauhaus. The Piccolo’s summer scheduling, which offers a wide range of possibilities, including theatre, choreography, exploration of ideas and new playwriting, takes the form of two programmes: Ogni volta unica la fine del mondo (from 21 June to 29 September) and Incursioni/Escursioni (from 15 June to 26 September), which have found a natural collocation within the framework of the European initiative. The events programmed to take place in the Chiostro Nina Vinchi and spread throughout the various districts of Milan reflect on the concept of a theatre that proposes both to encapsulate and at the same time to open onto the city.
Claudio Longhi has entrusted the first programme, Ogni volta unica la fine del mondo, to three artists: Marta Cuscunà, writer and visual theatre performer, the performer and choreographer Marco D'Agostin and the theatrical ensemble lacasadargilla. Their ideas are expressed a wide-ranging and profound reflection on the theme of sustainability in all its forms: environmental, economic, human, social and artistic. The Chiostro Nina Vinchi is the main setting for the events, with others taking place in the auditoriums, particularly in September.
Find out more about the New European Bauhaus project
The New European Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces. It calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls.
The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary movement in the making, and you can be part of it!
- It’s a platform for experimentation and connection, fostering collaboration across thinkers and doers who want to design our future ways of living together.
- It’s a bridge between the world of science and technology and the world of art and culture.
- It’s an invitation to change perspective and to look at our green and digital challenges as opportunities to transform our lives for the better.
- It’s a fresh approach to finding innovative solutions to complex societal problems together through co-creation. The initiative aims to shape our thinking, behaviours, and markets around new ways of living and building, including by influencing public procurement.
The New European Bauhaus will:
- Bring citizens, experts, businesses, and Institutions together and facilitate conversations about making tomorrow’s living spaces more affordable and accessible.
- Mobilise designers, architects, engineers, scientists, students, and creative minds across disciplines to reimagine sustainable living in Europe and beyond.
- Strive to improve the quality of our living experience. It will highlight the value of simplicity, functionality, and circularity of materials without compromising the need for comfort and attractiveness in our daily lives.
- Provide financial support to innovative ideas and products through ad-hoc calls for proposals and through coordinated programs included in the Multi-Annual Financial Framework.
The New European Bauhaus proposes to focus our conversations on the places we inhabit and on our relationship with natural environments, beyond the built space. It is a practical approach to discover beautiful, sustainable and inclusive ways of living and to use them to inspire our way forward.
Let's all start answering a simple question: what would the new ideal building be? And if we open more that question, what would beautiful, sustainable and inclusive places be like? What are the feelings, the sensations, but also the practical requirements and the materials we would use? If it was our neighbourhood, how should that look like, feel like, work like? How would we share the space and what would be our new habits? What if the new buildings were spaceships? What if they were earthships? What if they were like a bird's nest, or a flower, or a tree?
What if?... How to?...