We would like to venture the thesis that the city of Berlin, in its diverse project landscape and through its different constellations of actors, can be interpreted as a real-world laboratory in the sense of the overall social task of urban transformation.
In this lived and tangible “laboratory situation”, the StadtManufaktur would like to create a proximity between the Technische Universität Berlin as a research and educational institution and the city or urban society of Berlin. We want to catalyse and further develop the transfer of research and development needs and results – with a focus on a liveable city and the development of transformative science.
There are windows of opportunities for transformation, which may open and close. Both, the city of Berlin in its current phase of development and the TU Berlin as an institution of a transformative science or respectively as an actor of a research with society, open these time windows for transformation.