National network meetings

To support cooperation between all network partners, the Federal Foundation of Baukultur organises network meetings throughout Germany at which current strategies, methods, and projects in the area of Baukultur and its communication are discussed. An exchange of information about example projects and our cooperation with partners aims to attract public attention to the stakeholders in Baukultur and to offer a Germany-wide platform for selected initiatives.

In its first national network meeting, “A Language for Baukultur”, which took place in Berlin in February 2010, the Baukultur Foundation laid the foundation for long-term collaboration of its network partners across Germany. The second national network meeting in November 2012 in Berlin was titled “What Risks Face the City? Baukultur under Climate Change” and discussed neighbourhood-focused approaches to energy-oriented refurbishment which at the same time formulate certain quality demands for Baukultur.

The annual Baukultur Open Forum of the Friends’ Association has also established itself as a network meeting, taking place in Leipzig in 2014 and in Cologne in 2015.

Another network format is the project exchange in the regular Baukultur workshops organised by the Baukultur Foundation. With the city and the countryside as their background themes, the 2015 workshops take a closer look at the topics “Lively Communities”, “Infrastructure and Landscape”, and “Planning Culture and Process Quality”.

At its regional network meetings, the Federal Foundation of Baukultur and its Friends’ Association have been bringing together network partners, selected experts and communicators of Baukultur since 2010. They provide a platform where current Baukultur topics can be discussed with locally acting initiatives, taking concrete projects on site as an example. The platform is also a place where stakeholders can exchange information about their experiences, methods and strategies. The first series of regional network meetings organised by the Baukultur Foundation (2010 to 2013) focused on “A Language for Baukultur” and discussed strategies, formats and examples for communicating Baukultur. The Friends’ Association invites guests to regional network meetings throughout Germany with formats such as the “Baukultur Open Forum”, the annual members’ meeting, and cooperation projects like the 2014 Baukultur Day in Hesse.

You can find out more here about the individual regional network meetings and also download documents.