Thursday 9 June 2022 ore 10:00 - 14:00

#NewEuropeanBauhaus FestivalThe New European Bauhaus in Italy

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After its first decade’s achievements, the Museum is now laying the foundations for the future in the name of sustainability, inclusion and innovation.

The themes celebrated in the event focus on how a cultural institution should perform in designing a sustainable future, transforming and challenging itself as an open platform where Art, Architecture, Science, Circular Economy, and Artificial Intelligence will cooperate for the sake of the whole community.

Philosophers, social scholars, and creatives are part of the panels meant to further fuel this process, turning MAXXI into one of the privileged platforms for realising the objectives defined by the New European Bauhaus.

A conversation between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Pritzker Prize winner Francis Kéré – introduced by the Italian Minister for Cultural Heritage Dario Franceschini and the Fondazione MAXXI President Giovanna Melandri – closes the event.


10am institutional greetings
Pietro Barrera Fondazione MAXXI Secretary General
Tobia Zevi Councilor for Heritage and Housing Policies
Luca Ribichini Casa dell’Architettura OAR President

10:15am GRANDE MAXXI in the New European Bauhaus’s framework
project presentation by
Margherita Guccione GRANDE MAXXI Scientific Director

10:30am round table: energy and technology for a sustainable future
Paolo Benanti theologian, academic
Silvia Costa Special government commissioner for the work to restore and enhance the former Bourbon prison on the island of Santo Stefano in Ventotene
Vincenzo Ranieri Enel Group E-distribution CEO
Anna Ramos Fundació Mies van der Rohe Director
Benedetta Tagliabue architect, Studio EMBT co-founder
introduction and moderation
Pippo Ciorra MAXXI Architettura Senior Curator

11:25am video message
Michelangelo Pistoletto artist

11:30am round table: inclusion and social justice for a sustainable future
Francesca Bria CDP Venture Capital SGR – National Innovation Fund Chairwoman, New European Bauhaus high-level roundtable member
Antonella Polimeni Sapienza Università di Roma Dean
Ersilia Vaudo astrophysicist, ESA Chief Diversity Officer, Milan Triennale 23rd international exhibition curator
introduction and moderation
Giovanna Melandri Fondazione MAXXI President

12:10pm MAXXI inside the Metaverse 
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi MAXXI Arte Director

1 – 2pm official New European Bauhaus Festival’s opening event 
institutional greetings

Giovanna Melandri Fondazione MAXXI President
Dario Franceschini Minister for Cultural Heritage

followed by a talk with
Ursula von der Leyen European Commission President
Francis Diébédo Kéré architect
Monica Maggioni journalist, TG1 news Director

the programme may be subject to change; in collaboration with Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti Conservatori di Roma e Provincia