The project's vision says that the former Cotton Factory in Bucharest will be transformed until 2025 into a cluster for creative industries and performing arts. In order to achieve this vision, the initiative group uses a bottom-up approach. Unused industrial spaces are an increasingly rare urban resource in Bucharest. We propose to avoid a "tabula rasa" development, while through this project we aim to support the local creative economy. The approach based on organic regeneration is unpredictable (yes) but flexible, focused on social inclusion, place-making and constant innovation. In the dynamic and unpredictable urban environment of Bucharest, the resilience and the synergy among community members are the most important attributes of the project.
For the coming years, the working group aims to strengthen the creative community in the neighborhood and to attract new actors and entrepreneurs from complementary industries.