Next Renaissance:

How to shape a better future together

We believe that the creative and cultural sectors, and especially the blending of scientific, technological, cultural and artistic knowledge, can be a catalytic driver to both imagine and realize possible futures. We aim to develop a global movement that sees this task as common sense and urgent. It argues for a paradigm shift in how we think, plan and act. 

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Be part of the Next Rennaisance Movement

The Next Renaissance is a flagship initiative of the newly founded EIT Culture & Creativity. Our aim for the Next Renaissance platform is to promote the need to dramatically reassess our ethics, values and priorities in addressing the major problems of our times.


What you will get

  • Learn to know the Next Renaissance actions
  • Get inspired by architects of the future
  • Know how to get involved to create new rules and ethics how to shape our future

Our Speakers

NextRenaisance Veronika Liebl

Veronika Liebl

Managing Director FESTIVAL PRIX EXHIBITIONS at Ars Electronica Linz

Veronika Liebl (AT) is currently the Managing Director of the Festival/Prix/Exhibitions department at Ars Electronica. She studied economic and business science at Johannes Kepler University in Linz (graduated in 2010) with study visits at Harvard University (US) and Université de Fribourg (CH) and has an interdisciplinary background in non-profit and innovation management. Since 2011, she has been in charge of cultural management and European project development at Ars Electronica Linz and serves as a member of the Linz City Culture Council and Linz' UNESCO City of Media Arts Executive Board. She leads Ars Electronica's European collaboration projects in the field of culture, research & education and has developed, launched, and executed numerous EU projects such as the STARTS Prize.

Jury Krpan established the Kapelica Gallery in 1995 as a non-governmental and non-profit organization. He has been the senior curator since its inception. In his role as a curator and commissioner, he has contributed to numerous national and international exhibitions and festivals.

In recent years, he has curated presentations and surveys of contemporary investigative art in Slovenia, participated in various art juries and served as the artistic director of the Kesnikova Institute. He is also involved in developing systemic solutions for innovation design, using artistic ideations as catalysts for innovation processes. Jurij Krpan has lectured on the artistic and cultural profiles of the Kapelica Gallery and the Kersnikova Institute in Slovenia and abroad. He was honored with the title of Ambassador of smart specialization of the Republic of Slovenia by the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy in 2019 and is currently a member of the National Council of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

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Yuri Krpan

Art Director at Kersnikova Institute

NextRenaisance John Palmesino

John Palmesino

Architect & Co-founder of Territorial Agency

John Palmesino is an architect and urbanist who, together with Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, co-founded Territorial Agency, an independent organization in London. Their work combines architecture, science, art, advocacy, and action to promote comprehensive territorial transformations. Notable projects include 'Oceans in Transformation' commissioned by TBA21-Academy and 'Sensible Zone' at la Biennale di Venezia. John also teaches at the AA Architectural Association and is a founding member of multiplicity, an international network of researchers. They are the chief curators of the upcoming 7th Lisbon Triennale in 2025 and have been honored with the STARTS 21 Prize.

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The European Culture & Creativity Days Vienna are part of the EIT Culture & Creativity financed by the European Union and the principal partner Business Agency Vienna, hosted by Kreativwirtschaft Austria.

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