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Megatrends und Future-Concept 2020/21 - Responsibility | Event on the imm cologne 2020
Koelnmesse GmbH

Megatrends and Future-Concept 2020/21 - Responsibility

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16.01.2020 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Design, Interior architecture, Trends

Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1

The event


Responsibility – it means respectful interaction with one another, a new get-involved attitude, credibility through action and listening deeply to one’s inner self. Mara Michel presents the future concept of the megatrend “responsibility” in four parts:


cross metro is about slowing down, open spaces and new communication systems in the urban environment. Meeting places in the middle of the city, more green spaces and more self-determined time.


cross balance deals with our responsibility towards nature. In the sense of the cradle-to-cradle approach and avoiding over consumption, we have to put materials back into the life cycle.  In order to do this, production processes need to be adjusted, prices calculated reasonably and waste reused in a sensible manner.


cross continental has to do with the idea of migration. History and culture are considered from an intercontinental perspective. They are not judged but rather observed and taken into consideration. This means the courage to have your own opinion and perceptions as well as approaching other cultures with curiosity, openness and without prejudice.

cross thinking includes young people and learns from them and their innovation storms. From think tank to make tank: thinking towards the future, developing utopias for a positive human future. That also means developing innovations without expecting an immediate result.