T-FACTOR | Making cities in the age of uncertainty
PROJECT OVERVIEW: T-Factor is a Horizon 2020 Innovation Action aimed at unlocking the transformative potential of ‘meanwhile spaces’ in urban regeneration. We gather together a unique coalition of 25 partners between cities, universities, businesses and grassroot organizations, committed to creating new knowledge, tools and approaches to ‘’meanwhile’’ that can contribute to inclusive and thriving futures in cities. We work across advanced and early stage regeneration initiatives in Europe and beyond, making the most of international knowledge exchange and creative collaboration to trigger strategic policy-making, innovative research and practice in this emerging field.
MY ROLE: Project partner, in charge of the Transformation Lab “Citizens-led smartness”.
WHY IT MATTERS: The Lab challenges the techno-utopian notion of smart city, dominated by surveillance and big tech monopolies. It leverages the waiting time to explore alternative ‘smart city’ notions grounded on data sovereignty for citizens and community-owned solutions shaped as urban commons.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 868887