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An event of The New European Bauhaus

Barcelona New Learning Places Conference

June 10th, 2022

The conference served to inspire attendees to challenge their preconceived notions about education and its various settings. The speakers engaged the audience on a journey through the unexplored corners of the future that lies ahead. Each speaker presents a unique perspective on the subject and offers insight into where they envision the crux of change occurring.

This prompts us to arrive at the conclusion that the defining features of future educational spaces must necessarily involve a reconnection with nature not only as our habitat, but also as a source of pedagogy.

This vision allows us to harbor hope for the revitalization of a sense of unity within society, enabling us to not only collaborate towards a better tomorrow, but also to be fortified against the challenges that may come our way.

In addition to this, the conference speakers delved into the possibility of new educational spaces
utilizing artificial intelligence and digital technology as means of enhancing the learning experience and promoting interaction. These proposed learning environments aim to cultivate a sense of community and reconnection with nature, empowering individuals to become agents of positive transformation. Through these connections we can delve into a transformative learning experience which creates changes in the learner’s perceptions, values and ways of being in the world. The speakers emphasized the significance
of integrating a humanistic approach into scientific policies and shifting societal values towards a more comprehensive appreciation of the natural world.

The traditional classroom setting is no longer adequate for addressing the complexities of the modern world. To truly grasp and address these issues, it is essential to reconnect with nature and society. A hands-on approach to learning, rather than relying solely on lectures and technology, can foster profound growth and understanding in students. Education should not be restricted to the classroom, but rather encourage a lifelong pursuit of curiosity and learning. This cultivates individuals who are equipped to drive positive change and promotes a sense of unity within society through enhanced learning experiences.

The event explored how inclusion, sustainability and aesthetics can influence the design and capabilities of future learning places that support a sustainable transition. The discussion centered on the importance of reconnecting with nature, surrounding community and oneself through new ways of technology that enhances our experience rather than dominate it.

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