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Thursday, July 12 • 09:00 - 10:00
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The rapid urbanisation process of the last century has been possible thanks to an economy built on top of the industrial revolution and the assembly line. This allowed to rapidly reproduce and replicate infrastructure, products and urban morphologies around the world, standardizing urban life. Cities of today reflect the standardization of industry and linearity of the economy in how the urban dynamics operate: they consume most of the world’s resources and generate most of the world’s waste (according to the United Nations). In the other hand, the exponential growth of digital technologies (computation, communication, fabrication) of the last decades opens new opportunities to enable a transition towards a model based on a global and distributed flow of data (and knowledge) and local flow of materials. 

Fab City connects globally networks of hyper-local infrastructures for fabrication, production, and distribution of goods and resources. By adopting these strategies, cities can radically transform the way production and consumption happen within their metropolitan regions, by replacing standardisation with smart customisation, focusing on interconnected processes instead of isolated products, and more importantly: empowering citizens and communities. The Fab City Global Initiative is an action plan for cities to operate this shift and then become more resilient through the relocalization of the production of energy, food, and products, and by enabling a global community of designers, makers and thinkers that amplify and multiply the scale of this important transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Tomás DIEZ

Tomás DIEZ

Director, (VEN) IAAC - FabLab Barcelona
Tomas Diez is a Venezuela-born Urbanist who specialises in Digital Fabrication and its implications for the future of cities.He is the director of Fab Lab Barcelona at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, the Fab Academy global coordinator and the European projec... Read More →
avatar for Didier FUSILLIER

Didier FUSILLIER

Président, (FR) La Villette
avatar for Sherry LASSITER

Sherry LASSITER

President - CEO, (US) The Fab Foundation
Sherry Lassiter is one of the architects of the MIT global initiative for field on-site technology development, the Fab Lab program. A Fab Lab, or as users like to call it, fabulous laboratory, is a rapid prototyping platform for technical education, innovation and personal expression... Read More →
avatar for Bruno MAQUART

Bruno MAQUART

Président, (FR) Universcience
avatar for Jean-Louis MISSIKA

Jean-Louis MISSIKA

Deputy Major Of Paris, (FR) City Of Paris
Since 2014, Jean-Louis MISSIKA is a Paris councilor and Deputy Mayor of Paris, in charge of urban planning, architecture, Greater Paris projects, economic development and attractiveness. From 2008 to 2014 he served as Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of innovation, research and higher... Read More →
avatar for Minh Man NGUYEN

Minh Man NGUYEN

President, (FR) Fabcity Grand Paris
Minh Man Nguyen is Associate Professor of Digital Tools and has coordinated the Digital Think Tank and its Pedagogy at the Special School of Architecture. He also teaches at ENSA Paris Malaquais in the intensive and project studios within the Digital Knowledge department. He worked... Read More →



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