Circular Design HOW TO? session 4 ‘‘New European Bauhaus‘‘

The New European Bauhaus and Circular Design

Next Circular Design HOW TO? session will take place on April 15 at 4:00 – 5:30 PM (GMT+2)/5:00 - 6:30 PM (GMT+3). At the upcoming session we will focus on an initiative which should bring the European Green Deal to our everyday environment - the New European Bauhaus (NEB).

The insights about NEB will be given by Päivi Tahkokallio, BEDA President (BEDA is one of the official partners of NEB), and Vera Winthagen who is one of the key persons in the Commission’s NEB team. We would like to discuss what NEB is and means in the context of circular economy and circular design.
We will also hear about an exciting case study on future packaging by the example of Paboco by Kinge Gardien, the Circular Economy & Client Manager at Grow agency. We’ll hear what were the learning points from the circular design perspective and how does this apply to the broader context of the home. The session will be moderated by Dan Mikkin, a highly experienced Estonian designer & Design Manager.

When: Thu, April 15, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM (GMT+2) / 5:00 - 6:30 PM (GMT+3)
Speakers: Päivi Tahkokallio, Vera Winthagen and Kinge Gardien
Moderator: Dan Mikkin
Language: English
Location: ZOOM
Price: Free but registration required
To Whom: designers and circular economy & sustainability experts, company representatives, product developers and others interested.


 The Circular Design HOW TO? session is an open space for circular design professionals (designers, circular economy experts & sustainability experts, company representatives, product developers and others interested) to create a network and discuss their work and experience.


Päivi Tahkokallio is Founder and CEO of Tahkokallio Design+, a design thinking and strategic design agency from Lapland, Finland. Päivi, with her track record on strategic and social design has been called the mother of Arctic Design, a design approach to support sustainable development of the Arctic.

Päivi is currently President of BEDA, The Bureau of European Design Associations with 48 designer and design promotion organisations in 26 European countries. She is Advisor to the Board of Ornamo Art and Design Finland, Chair of Design Committee of Lapland Chamber of Commerce and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA, London, UK).

Vera Winthagen is an industrial designer by training and a policy analyst. She works in the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus Team. She has previously worked as the chief design officer of the City of Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Kinge Gardien is a problem-solver working within the triangle of circular economy, design and anthropology. Kinge has previously worked at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Circle Economy, and is now working on the future of packaging together with the team at design agency Grow.


As it is a fully online event, please be prepared with a smooth Internet connection.

The event is organised by Estonian Design Center and held in cooperation with the EcoDesign Circle project and its partners.