The LAB is a catalyst searching for new methods of urban development.
From 2012 till 2014 Studio Stad started the collaboration MLAB, a joint venture with the municipality of Maastricht. Learning by doing, risking new boundaries of participation, flexible Land-Use planning, temporary usage. Being a temporary organization itself, small scale solutions are sought out and projected on large scale problems.
experiments: > failure is an option
> thru practical experience alter governance
> transition of governmental practice
> infiltrate and reflect institution
new alliances > mixture between public and market demands
> connecting national knowledge to local problems
> touchable approachable
> close connection between civil servant and executive board
Designer agent to bridge over internal organizational barriers. Political as much preparational to architecture and planning. Search for new equilibrium between governance, public space and empowerment of civilian.