Desire for a New Society: Designing the Bridge to an Irresistible Future



September 10, 2024


12.00 – 18.30


How can aesthetics drive meaningful change? What does it take to ignite an inclusive movement? And how can these insights help pave the way for an irresistible circular future?

To ensure the survival of people, species, and our planet, we need everyone on board to implement significant changes in our system. But how do we achieve this? What does it take to build such a movement, and how can it be accelerated across nations, professions, and generations? This is precisely what the EU project Desire – Designing an Irresistible Circular Society has been exploring and supporting. You are invited to indulge in the learnings from this project, because you are needed to in this vital transition. 

For this event, Desire and the 24 project partners from across Europe invite you to the celebration of two years of dedicated efforts towards sustainable, inclusive, and attractive solutions. Experience a day filled with inspiring activities: Hear from the project partners as they share valuable learnings, engage in interactive workshops, and enjoy a captivating performance. We invite you to dive into the vision of an irresistible circular society and discover the innovative ideas that have emerged from our work. 

Whether you are a community organizer, decision maker, urban development professional, a part of the New European Bauhaus-movement yourself, or simply curious about social and sustainable change, this event is for you. Join if you want to broaden your perspectives and get equipped with practical knowledge of how to lay the groundwork for an irresistible future.  


  • 12.00: Arrival and lunch 
  • 12.30 – 17.30: Panel discussions, workshops, and performances 
  • 17.30: Thank you for today 
  • 17.40 – 18.30: Network and drinks 

More info to come. 

About Desire – Designing an irresistible Circular Society

Desire experiments with creating sustainable, attractive, and inclusive urban spaces. Powered by knowledge from eight urban transformation projects across Europe, the aim is to create a new vision for how we can build and live based on cohesion and equality.  

Desire is a New European Bauhaus lighthouse project. 

Desire is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. 

Photo: Benjamin Hesselholdt