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Networking evening

10. June 2021 von 18:0020:30 CEST


What is your approach to sustainable design? How do you use design and arts to bring about changes in society towards sustainability? How do other creative people round the globe do this? And what are the varieties in our partner cities Tunis, Thessaloniki, Beirut and Barcelona? In cooperation with the Goethe Institute Beirut we will introduce Anastasia Elrouss from Beirut, who will give us input about her approach to empowering women through architecture:

“Architecture as a change maker – Bridging sustainable gender gaps through construction & crafts”
Anastasia will present three of her ongoing ecological projects: “M Vertical Eco-Village: Urban Lung of Beirut in Lebanon”, “House of Lights in Lithuania” and The Green Heart of Krakow, An Active Spiritual Eco-Park”. The design of these green architectural and urban interventions is based on social inclusion and community empowerment. In addition, Anastasia will present a unique initiative to introduce the world of craftsmanship and construction to Lebanese women of all ages who do not have access to these skills because of income, social and cultural perception, and location constraints.

Then the virtual stage is yours: We want to hear your ideas! 20 creative thinkers will be selected to take the virtual stage for two minutes and present their projects as they pertain to our main subjects Ecodesign, Empowerment, Gender & Diversity and Changemaking.

At 19:20 we will switch from the main room towards rooms of “Wonder” where you can directly interact with the other participants about the issues that interest you the most: talk with the speakers about their projects, get to know other active creative people, introduce your work, or just chat. … If you would like to moderate a room with a specific topic in line with one of our main subjects (Ecodesign, Empowerment, Gender & Diversity and Changemaking) – please contact us!

But of course you can also just be there and listen.

Registration for an input à 2 minutes

Are you a designer or artist involved in sustainability issues? Do you want to give a 2-minute presentation on your work or on one of your projects during our online meet-up? The projects can relate to any of the three topics, Ecodesign, Empowerment, Gender & Diversity and Changemaking, or propose another field of sustainable design and arts. Afterwards you can join one of the virtual rooms to answers people’s questions about your project.

Please send us two sentences each about yourself and the project you would like to present and a related web link to: kontakt@oekorausch.de

This networking event will take place in English.



Award winning Architect Anastasia Elrouss upholds her main design philosophy since 2008: that architectural and urban thinking can never be stagnant. Her architectural practice won the Iconic Award 2018, the German Design Awards 2019, the Design that Educates award 2019 & 2020. Anastasia Elrouss Architects won the second prize at the International Biennale of Architecture Krakow 2019. Anastasia is the founder and president of Warchée, a Lebanese NGO advocating for international social and gender equality in the workplace.


10. June 2021
18:00 – 20:30 CEST