The island of Zorrozaurre has become one of the creative lungs of Bilbao, generating new cultural and social proposals open to all audiences. It is also the space where one of the 6 T-Factor pilots is developing.

Zorrozaurre has a strong legacy of temporary uses and a long-standing involvement of several grassroots agents and new universities. With the aim of sharing the ecosystem that inhabits the island, T-Factor organized a weekend on October 29 and 30, with more than a dozen free activities open to all audiences. The Zorrozaurre pilot, driven by Bilbao Ekintza, Tecnalia and Espacio Open, wanted to promote collaboration between agents on the island through this first edition of #EZZ Fest – Erribera Zorrotzaurre Zabalik.

Throughout the weekend, the island was filled with workshops, performances and tours, where the attendees took classes in skateboarding, theater, creative electronics or pattern making, among many other proposals. 400 people came to the festival to take part in more than 20 free activities. The objective of this festival was to create new connections between the creative projects that are emerging on the island, the universities present in Zorrozaurre and Bilbao, and the general public.

Authors: Karim Asry (Espacio Open)

From: 29/10/2021
To: 30/10/2021
Step: Exploring & Inquiring
  • Universities-Grassroots collaboration
  • Collaborative governance
Local identity & heritage