T-Factor challenges the waiting time in urban regeneration - the time in-between the adoption of the masterplan and its actual realization - to demonstrate how culture, creative collaboration and wide engagement can unleash vibrant urban hubs of inclusive urban (re)generation, social innovation and enterprise. The project targets regenerations in a diversity of urban areas in London, Bilbao, Amsterdam, Kaunas, Milan and Lisbon, with a unique ecosystem of capacity-building for radically new city-making approaches.
Waag will coordinate the Amsterdam pilot within its planet B efforts. We see creativity and imagination as keys to unlock our innate capacities for adaptability, setting out on expeditions to put into practice what it might mean to live wíth, instead of merely ón a planet, and the sense of wonder, purpose and solidarity that such a life provides.
Together with the local coalition of actors, we will use the Amsterdam Science Park masterplan as the starting point to steer collective inquiry into its meanings and narratives, co-create visions of future spaces, and put them on stage via meantime use and experiences. Throughout the process, T-Factor will support culture, creativity, voice and engagement, and help enrich and steer the Amsterdam Science Park masterplan towards urban ecology-related innovation and enterprise.
In support of the pilot cities, Waag will also coordinate seven transformation labs, as a decentralized system of incubation and acceleration approaches for transformative times in urban regeneration.
This project has received funding from the European Commission under the H2020-SC5-20-2019 call under Grant Agreement number 868887.