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Thursday, July 12 • 16:45 - 17:45
POSSIBLE: Which are the emergent scenarios that we have as civilisation? - BEYOND EARTH EXPLORATION AND ITS IMPACT LIMITED

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There is hope. Globally, we must support every initiative that is working to change the present paradigm. Numerous new development models consolidate or propose ways to shift the global mindset. The possibilities presented by technologies such as blockchain or biomaterial are shaping our future. But getting back to basics with a low-tech approach is also key for resilient cities. A future which merges these two seemingly disparate approaches is possible and the Fab City Collective is developing a research environment to explore these visions. By sharing, iterating, exploring, producing, creating, debating existing and actualised initiatives in this field, Fab City is defining what is possible for the future of not just our cities, but of our society.

Sub-session: Beyond earth exploration and its impact

Planet earth is our spaceship, we are passengers who share living systems with other species. It is a fact that we will continue exploring the universe, and it will have a huge impact on how we live on earth.

Moderator: Jose Luis de Vicente

Keynote :
  • Danielle Wood (MIT Media Lab - Space Enabled) (inclusive space technologies - if we are going to space we need to create social and environmental impact with those technologies on earth)

  • Indy Johar (Dark Matter Labs) (we need to think about huge systems change in all levels)
  • Jakob Lange (BIG Architects) (we are going to space, and we are working on building a city on Mars, and we are doing a Mars Museum in Dubai)

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Architect And Founder, (UK) Project00.Cc
Indy has co-founded multiple social ventures from Impact Hubs to Open Desk and the Wikihouse Open source construction system. He is also involved at Dark Matter labs, which aims to apply complex systems science to Urban & Regional Renewal to solve the wicked challenges society faces... Read More →
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Director, Partner, Architect, (DK) BIG / BIG IDEAS
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Programme Curator, (ES) FutureEverything
José is interested in digital culture, innovation and new media art. He is currently the curator of Sónar+D, the Creative Technologies and New Media area of Barcelona’s acclaimed Sónar Festival, as well as a curator at FutureEverything Festival, Manchester. He is Senior Faculty... Read More →
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Danielle Wood

Director Of The Space Enabled Research Group, (USA) Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Professor Danielle Wood serves as an Assistant Professor in Media Arts & Sciences and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology. Within the MIT Media Lab, Prof. Wood leads the Space Enabled Research Group... Read More →

Thursday July 12, 2018 16:45 - 17:45 CEST
Parc de la Villette - LA GRAND HALLE