Sustainable Transitions

Temporary City Uses for Inclusion and Balance in Urban Development

November 20-21, Bilbao

On 20 and 21 November, T-FACTOR will organize two days of meetings to explore ‘temporary uses’ as strategic tools for a more sustainable, prosperous and inclusive urban development.

On the first day (attendance with invitation), we will visit the temporary spaces co-created by the community of practice that has been articulated around design in the pilot area of La Ribera de Deusto and Zorrotzaurre. We will also visit the creative spaces that collaborate in this initiative and that form part of the innovation ecosystem that has made the creation of these spaces possible.

On the second day of the meeting (attendance open by Inscription), we will know the cases of three initiatives that have incorporated ‘temporary uses’ into their urban development strategy in London (Euston), Stockholm (Blivande) and Brussels (Communa). This will be followed by a round table discussion.

Afterwards, there will be a workshop with professionals in innovation and urban and social development to discuss how cities can promote and facilitate the practice of ‘temporary uses’ and integrate them into their strategy.


Guided visit to the T-Factor Ecosystem (Attendance with invitation)

Monday 20 November. Espacio Open (Ribera de Deusto 70)

15:00 – 15:15 Reception and welcome.

15:15 – 15:45 Presentation of the T-Factor Pilot Project.

15:45 – 17:00 Visit to the co-created temporary spaces and the T-FACTOR ecosystem.

17:00 Closing and networking.

T-FACTOR. Urban innovation: Exploring Temporary Uses.

Tuesday 21 November, Ensanche Building (Plaza del Ensanche 11)

10:00 – 12:00 Talks and round tableFrom grassroots initiatives to projects that articulate the urban environment. (open to the general public by inscription)

12:30 – 14:30 Urban Innovation Workshop: Exploring Temporary Uses (with invitation)

14:30 Closing and networking.

Bilbao participates in T-FACTOR as a pilot city with the area of La Ribera de Deusto and Zorrotzaurre to research, learn and build community around the practice of temporary uses. With this objective, the pilot strategy focuses on articulating the collaboration between different agents involved in the present and future of the island, to make visible and activate the talent represented by the creative initiatives and their professionals, the universities and their students, and the community that lives and works in the area.

This collaboration has materialised in a programme of co-creation of three temporary urban spaces designed and manufactured by students of two universities (Deusto and Mondragon) and the IED-Kunsthal School of Design, accompanied by professionals in design and creative spaces on the island, and by European experts from T-FACTOR’s partner organisations. These spaces address current issues such as the resilience of cities in the face of climate change, the circular and collaborative economy, and the preservation of the memory of intangible cultural heritage.


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