The New Deal for Innovation
With its New European Bauhaus initiative the EU Commission aims to bring together innovators from different backgrounds to develop creative solutions for a better tomorrow. “In one sentence, it’s a cultural, environmental and economic project, because it has the ambition to make our Green Deal a cultural, human centered, positive and tangible experience”, EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel explains in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of London’s Serpentine Galleries. This DLD All Stars session explores the many facets of the interdisciplinary project.
As EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel’s responsibilities include ensuring investment flows for disruptive research and breakthrough innovations. Originally from Bulgaria, she studied in France before becoming a Member of the European Parliament in 2009.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since 1991 he has curated more than 250 shows. Obrist’s publications include A Brief History of Curating, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks with Rem Koolhaas, Do It: The Compendium, Think Like Clouds and Ai Weiwei Speaks.