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Friday, July 13

10:00 CEST

Meetup - Connecting Fab Labs around the world with Aerosolar Energies
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the social, ecological and political values of fuel-free flight? How can zero-emissions journeys inform the future of Fab Cities ? What new thinking of mobility and energy do initiatives like Aerocene trigger?

Aerocene sculptures fly by trapping energy inside their absorbent membranes. As air inside the membranes expands, this generates lift. This simple relationship between air, solar energy, temperature and pressure enables Aerocene sculptures to travel vast distances, reaching the edge of the stratosphere without burning fossil fuels and without using solar panels and batteries, and without helium, hydrogen and other rare gases. This workshop extends the conversation between Fab City and the Aerocene communities and invites participants to propose and to start co-formalise and co-build experiments with Aerocene sculptures we will later launch together in the context of the Fab City Summit.

Drawing on projects such as Aerocene at Villa Inflamable in Argentina and Launch and Recovery of Free (and tethered) zero emissions flight procedures and Citizen participation of radio spectrum, we actively discuss and reflect on open-source, multi-disciplinary practices within the global Aerocene community.
The meetup is hosted by Aerocene community members Sasha Engelmann, Julieta Arancio, Tomás Saraceno, Erik Vogler and Joaquin Ezcurra.

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Aerocene community

Aerocene Foundation
Aerocene emerged with Museo Aero Solar in 2007, a collectively produced aerosolar sculpture made with reused plastic bags. The Aerocene Explorer was collaboratively invented in 2015, to enable anybody to sense the air in a new way. Together with the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary... Read More →

10:00 CEST

Meetup - Mobility
Limited Capacity seats available

Clara CERON (picafabra.com) Makers and menders on the move. How can mobile fablabs fit in the ecosystem of urban makerspaces? 

Like their «brick and mortar» counterparts, mobile fablabs have seen their number steadily increase, although they can be very diverse in their typology and purpose. Are they just a gimmick catering to the mobility trend? Or do they fulfill specific needs? And how do they fit in the ecosystem of urban makerspaces* and beyond*? We will be exploring the intersection of mobility and making, assessing existing initiatives and imagining new uses. * I’ll use the word as an umbrella term for fablabs, hackerspaces and other collaborative digital fabrication workhops. And why stop there? I will also mention other repair and mending workshops and even recycling centres [ressourceries], which share some values and missions with them.

Olivia KOTSIFA (stiwdio everywhere)

Yes, there could be chemistry between a textile designer, an outdoor photographer, a maker, an entrepreneur, a programmer. and a surfer.  The question is, where do they all get the chance to meet and talk about their passion that could turn into a collaboration and/or a potential business.  

According to a global co-working survey, 1.7 million people will be working in around 19,000 co-working spaces around the world by the end of 2018. Is it because people travel more? Is it because they are seeking a better work-life balance? How does their workplace/ co-working space look like? What happens in the case of a maker?
When I started setting up Fab Lab Cardiff, there were 60 Fab Labs worldwide, and only one in the U.K.  There are currently 42 in the U.K. and around 1300 worldwide. Why is there a need for more Fab Labs and why are everytime more and younger people so passionate in extending their knowledge by taking the Fab Academy courses?
This talk would discuss the similarities and differences between the two networks, the possible future of work and education and the possibility to make almost anything while traveling.

Simo LEMHANDEZ (Maharal)

Last-mile logistics and e-commerce packages delivery in urban areas.

Peter Pihlmann PEDERSEN , www.cambikesensor.net, University of Cambridge, UK , Sensor Systems Engineer
A cyclist’s mobile sensor hub for big data citizen science

The aim of this project is to build a mobile sensor network for monitoring of the local environment in the city of Cambridge by citizens, using modular sensor hubs that can easily be fitted on bicycles.
The sensor hub’s modularity will allow for the monitoring of parameters of interest to the citizens and communities of Cambridge. Initially, we will aim to collect spatially tagged measurements of air quality, bike traffic, and road surface quality. Such measurements are currently only taken at a few fixed points, and so may not yet accurately reflect citizens’ exposure or experiences.

To incorporate the sensor hubs into a network, we will develop a platform that can collect and analyse the sensor measurements efficiently. The local positioning system and transmission of data will rely on a SigFox wireless network, which exploits a pre-collated map of Wi-Fi networks for local positioning within Cambridge. This will minimise energy consumption during data transfer, and function independently of power-intensive positioning methods such as GPS. To further prolong device longevity, and reduce battery costs, we are interfacing the sensor to a dynamo-like energy-harvesting device.

By enabling citizens to assemble and use the sensor hubs, as well as access the analysed data, this project will bring the world of science closer to the community and promote engagement with the issues relating to the quality of the local environment. In order to involve the largest possible number of citizens in the project, we aim for the hub to be easy-to-build and accompanied by a comprehensible instruction booklet. To further incentivise citizens to become involved, we will attempt to incorporate an anti-theft bike alarm system into the device.

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Tricyclab project
I am currently working on a mobile fablab project and have been involved in the past in non profit associations dealing with fablabs, scientific divulgation, FLOSS advocacy... Other areas of interests of mine: traditional and innovative textiles, networking with fablabs in the Mediterranean... Read More →
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co-founder and former manager of Fab Lab Cardiff and part of the DecodeLab Athens team, Olivia now travels around the world meeting like minded people and working in Fab Labs and co-working spaces. She is interested in the intersection of the Fab Lab Network and the Digital Nomad... Read More →
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CEO, Maharal
Simo is student at HEC Paris and pursuing master in entrepreneurship. He worked at Morgan Stanley, in Investment Banking, what help him acquire strong modeling and financial skills. He also worked in Consulting, for McKinsey, with projects in various African locations (Senegal, Nigeria... Read More →
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Peter Pihlmann PEDERSEN

Sensor Systems Engineer, University of Cambridge, UK
We're a research group at the University of Cambridge, part of CamBridgeSens, building a cyclist’s mobile sensor hub for big data citizen science.

Friday July 13, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - VIDEOTHEQUE

10:00 CEST

Meetup - Open Constructions: What's next?
Limited Capacity filling up

Maria Alejandra ROJAS (Design Morphine)

Manufacturing tools have allowed architects and designers in different fields to fabricate, prototype and build complex geometries. These tools have created an easier transition from the digital spectrum into a tangible materiality. There is a wide variety of innovative design-build research utilising robotic arms to build pavilions, quadcopters to weave structures and 3D printers to print concrete houses. However, are these tools scalable? Could larger structures be built utilising any of these tools? This talk challenges the existing fabrication tools utilized in architecture by questioning its feasibility for large-scale construction.

Ioana VALERO (CivicWise)

Today we can make our own furniture or create a collective garden ourselves. It would be great to go further and get to make our own house. But, is it possible to produce a quality housing from a bottom-up approach? Open Source Design tools are making design accessible to a larger public. In this sense, Habitat Fabrik App can be used to design your own house, optimize the design and facilitate the communication with architects.

Nancy OTTAVIANO (Quatorze)

As the world knows strong motions of populations, how may we change the ways of welcoming people in European metropolises and capital cities? The project IMBY, meaning In My Back Yard, proposes to unveil the existing civilian will of help toward refugees by setting tiny houses in private family gardens. The tiny houses are agile and flexible architectures to welcome refugees in cities. Aiming at an agile and resilient city, Quatorze promotes and develops social and solidarity architectures. We explore ways of doing things together: co-design and co-construction. Imby is becoming a reality through a progressive and iterative process which started thanks to an international architectural competition. After setting the concept, a network of partners enabled our team to build the first prototype. Later, mixing public funding and crowdfunding the prototype was changed and adapted to be set as a home located in a garden in Montreuil. Inhabited for few months this first piece of architecture deeply interlaces with social workers involvement. Imby is a transitory housing, from 3 to up to 12 months, leading to an eased autonomy in hosts countries. Within the next two years, 5 tiny houses will be installed in the Ile-de-France region.

Tristan GOBIN, HAL Robotics
Construction and robots : a short insight

Which robotics for construction? What a story about robots up to present? What are the permeabilities between the classical industry and the construction sector, still new to the subject and late in term of automatization? What educational and material resources have been made available on this subject in the teaching of future engineers, architects and designers? What are the productions that allow to glimpse the construction techniques of tomorrow's city? What research exist in this sector?  

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Tristan GOBIN

HAL Robotics
An architect and a robotician. Co-founder of HAL Robotics Ltd.


Quatorze est une association qui promeut, expérimente et transmet une approche de l’architecture sociale et solidaire pour une ville agile et résiliante.
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Maria Alejandra ROJAS

(NYC) Design Morphine
I am highly motivated architect well versed in computational design and digital fabrication. I am member at Design Morphine, which is a creative hub for design through workshops, lectures and projects. DM is Comprised of a large international network of creative designers. I am based... Read More →
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Ioana Valero is an Architect and Urban Planner. Her activity is centered on CoDesing and Social Innovation for Territory Making.She works as a consultant and a facilitator enabling citizen initiatives, promoting collaborative learning and fostering innovative management.

10:00 CEST

Meetup - Space Ecologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Space Ecologies: Roscosmoe
The worm that wanted to go into space

A project by Xavier Bailly, Ewen Chardronnet, Špela Petrič and Miha Turšič. The Roscosmoe project is supported by the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Russian space agency Roscosmos, the M3 laboratory of the Roscoff Biological Station (CNRS-Sorbonne Universities), the Federation - Open Space Makers initiative of CNES, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation and the PING Association (Nantes).

If we want to establish our presence outside our planet, we will not be able to do it with space technologies alone. We will only succeed if we consider space ecologies.

Roscosmoe is an art & science project exploring the notions of spatial ecology and the study of life and evolution of life in terms of conditions of varying gravity. Since humanity has emerged from its omni-gravitational environmental framework, we seek to understand our existence through examples in the non-human environments surrounding us. The most dominant gravitational manifestation in our environment is the tides that occur under the effect of sea level change as a function of lunar cycles. The living entities that inhabit this marginal area between the sea and the land have developed exceptional gravitational strategies that help them survive. In order to understand some of the fundamental conditions of our gravitational existence, the Roscosmoe project takes on board the Symsagitifera roscoffensis, a marine worm, an exceptional animal-plant from the Breton coast, for field research, and in particular towards outer space. atmospheric. S. roscoffensis has capabilities that can be described as "extra-terrestrial": regeneration of organs (including the brain), symbiotic coexistence with algae in its body that provide all its metabolic requirements through photosynthesis, a special gyroscopic organ for navigating high tides. S. roscoffensis also exhibits similar behavior in laboratory environments. Such behavior can be used as a comparative model to observe the influence of the environment on the body. It was not us who chose to send the worm into space, it is the worm that chose us to help him carry out this journey.

The meet-up will address the open hardware development of a module for the study of S. roscoffensis in the International Space Station and a test clinostat (Random Positioning Machine) under development at the Fab Lab Platform C in Nantes in partnership with the Federation - Open Space Makers initiative of the National Center for Space Studies (CNES), the Waag (Netherlands) and the Delak Institute (Slovenia).


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Project developer in artistic, cultural, scientific and technical domains, Julien Bellanger is co-founded PING'association that explores the practices of the digital era, and encourages the re-appropriation of technology since 2004. Through digital and social innovation, PiNG facilitates... Read More →
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PING, Makery
Artiste, auteur, journaliste et commissaire d'exposition, Ewen Chardronnet contribue depuis vingt ans, au développement d'œuvres collectives dans les champs de l'art d'investigation, de l’art & science et de la performance.
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Open Space Lab - Waag
Miha Turšič works as a project developer at Waag Amsterdam. Miha is co-founder of Cultural Center of European Space Technologies, Postgravityart group and specializes in outside-the-box solutions. He develops projects for Waag's Open Space Lab, Open Design Lab and Open Wetlab.

Friday July 13, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - TERRASSE

14:00 CEST

Meetup - Care
Limited Capacity seats available

Loay MALAHMEH, Luminus Group - Fab Lab Irbid, Jordan
Building a Fab Lab in a conflict region

The story of initiating the Fab Lab movement in Jordan to empower locals and refugees to become the Leading Business Accelerator & Seed Investor in North of Jordan, focusing on manufacturing and services industries with a portfolio of 85 startups.

Enrico BASSI, Fablab Opendot
How to co-design DIY Healthcare solution with users - Made4You project

One of the most interesting areas a Fab Lab can explore is assistive technology. It is also a perfect example of products that could (and very often should) be produced locally, customized, with the user. For the last three years, we co-designed solution with people with disabilities and their caregivers, with doctors and therapists, and we developed several solutions that were not available on the market. We brought this experience into the European project "Made4You" that aims to develop a platform to collect and share DIY solutions for healthcare. During the next three years, three Fab Labs (in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Milan) will organize meetups, open-days, calls for ideas, to support local co-design groups.
To enable solutions developed locally to have an impact, Made4You focuses on how to support makers in the documentation process.
During the talk, we will share some insights on how to co-design effectively, document painlessly and organize local co-design events.

Vanessa MIGNAN, E-FABRIK' , Co-founder
Promoting social inclusion with digital tools

How digital education is tackling the challenge of making a more inclusive society and avoid the reproduction of inequalities ?

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Enrico BASSI

Fablab Opendot
Fablab Manager at Opendot in Milan, where we work on assistive technologies and co-design DIY solution with users and healthcare professionals. He is also Opendot's referent for the H2020 project Made4You.
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Loay Malahmeh

Head of Innovation, Luminus Group - Fab Lab Irbid, Jordan
Loay Malameh is a social entrepreneur and currently works the Head of Innovation at Luminus Education, the largest TVET provider in Jordan. With Luminus he founded Jordan’s first fabrication lab (Fab Lab Irbid), its first hardware and manufacturing incubator (Luminus Shamal Start... Read More →
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Vanessa MIGNAN

Co-founder, E-FABRIK'
Co-founder of E-FABRIK'

Friday July 13, 2018 14:00 - 16:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - VIDEOTHEQUE

14:00 CEST

Meetup - Faire la ville « superflux » - Lier URBAIN, HUMAIN, et COMMUN.
Limited Capacity seats available

Faire la ville « superflux »

Contexte : L’objectif pour Sogaris et Quartus est d’annoncer le lancement d’une démarche de think tank sur la définition d’un nouveau concept d’offre immobilière et servicielle à destination des activités productives en ville type TPE PME PMI etc.
Des activités génératrices de flux : de personnes, de biens, de données, de savoirs, etc.

La fab City change le paradigme du développement immobilier. Dans la démarche proposée, l’immobilier ne crée pas une offre ad hoc, dont la logique sous-tend un certain nombre de problématiques urbaines : une standardisation des fonctions et des usages, une monofonctionnalité programmatique, un manque de réversibilité et d’évolutivité...

Partant de deux savoir-faire immobilier en matière de tertiaire et de logistique urbaine, notre collectif cherche à construire une réponse immobilière ancrée dans le territoire du Grand Paris, articulant voir réconciliant une diversité de fonctions productives et tertiaires, faisant le pari que cette synergie est source d’une plus-value économique, urbaine et sociale .

L’URBAIN est la première strate de cette approche. Il s’agit de définir les enjeux d’une offre visant à permettre et pérenniser le retour de fonctions productives, économiques, artisanales en cœur de métropole, en les érigeant comme des forces vives d’un fonctionnement urbain réconcilié et apaisé, et en rééquilibrant les logiques de flux qui opèrent : aux flux de transit se substitue une logique de cycles de production et de consommation.

L’HUMAIN est le deuxième strate de l’édifice.
La fabcity place l’humain au cœur de l’écosystème : viviers de nouveaux métiers et savoir faire, elle est une réponse indispensable aux problèmes sociaux et d’emploi. L’humain s’empare de son rôle d’acteur du métabolisme urbain, les métiers s’inventent et se réinventent en continu, en même temps qu’évoluent les modes de produire et de travailler, en appui sur l’innovation technique et technologique.
Les espaces de travail, qu’il soit intellectuel ou productif, doivent se se décloisonner et se repenser à l’aune de ces dynamiques.

Le COMMUN complète notre approche :
Partage, échange, fertilisation, mutualisation, coconception et coproduction...
Qu’il s’agisse de flux matériels ou immatériels, notre conviction est que la mise en commun et la mutualisation des moyens de travail génère des synergies fortes pour la viabilité des activités qui nous intéressent : mutualisation d’espaces de travail, d’outils de production, de services physiques ou numériques. Ce paradigme est déterminant pour renouveler la manière de concevoir l’immobilier d’activités en ville.

Participants : 

  • Pascal Giroud (Grand Orly Seine Bièvre et partenaire de l’Arc de l’innovation) 
  • Pierre Musseau (Ville de Paris) qui apportera sa vision « ville » sur la question des « communs »
  • Stephane Juguet (Sociologue, Antropologue)

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Mission Société Numérique

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Ensemblier urbain, notre métier est d’observer, de co-concevoir, d’investir et de développer pour créer des quartiers vivants, mixtes et connectés. Pour répondre à l’évolution des attentes et des besoins des usagers liés à leurs nouveaux modes de vie, l’habitat d’aujourd’hui... Read More →
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Logistics meant for companies is changing. Introducing goods in an urban environment to a lesser cost is now a necessity. As for public actors, they increase their demands regarding territory development, air quality and quality of life. Sogaris is aware of it and builds its development... Read More →

Friday July 13, 2018 14:00 - 16:00 CEST
Carrefour numérique² - AGORA

14:00 CEST

Meetup - Offsite modular construction enables short distribution channels
Limited Capacity seats available

Build 33 social-student units at Antibes, Juan-les-Pins in South of France for 3F – Résidences Sociales de France with Moon Architects.

A project that combines a very short deadline, in compliance with the highest environmental standards (Effinergi +) and social inclusive. Spie batignolles sud-est choses a modular wooden timber frame construction in partnership with LECO & Dhomino to take up the challenge. Cities being built by its own local industry and its own people aligned with urban sustainability.

Xavier JAFFRAY , LECO Système : LEan COnstruction , Dirigeant
Lou MARTINEZ SANCHO , Spie batignolles , Chief Innovation Officer | SEVP

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Dirigeant, LECO Système : LEan COnstruction
Ingenieur Arts et Metiers, Xavier JAFFRAY worked for TOYOTA and BIC for the development of “agile” industrial systems.The cumulative experience of lean management in 7 years of industrial management and 10 years of management of construction companies led to the creation of a... Read More →
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Chief Innovation Officer | SEVP, Spie batignolles
Highly accomplished industrial path with ~15 years of progressive experience in various industries including energy, automotive industry and construction, she has been nominated as Chief Innovation Officer and SEVP at Spie batignolles in 2017. Part of his career path is integrating... Read More →

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Spie Batignolles

Nous sommes un groupe indépendant et un acteur majeur du bâtiment, des infrastructures et des services. Nos 6 domaines d'expertise couvrent l'ensemble des métiers du secteur, en France comme à l'international. Notre volonté ? Co-créer de la valeur avec et pour nos clients, nos... Read More →

Friday July 13, 2018 14:00 - 16:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - TERRASSE

14:00 CEST

Meetup - Smart Cities
Limited Capacity filling up

Abboub SCHÉHÉRAZADE (Parme avocats)

Given the challenges of data, the territories must adopt a policy that ensures both their protection and compliance with the legislative and regulatory framework. Another important challenge lies in the ability to value data to produce services, to exploit them (BIM / CIM type modeling, prediction, optimization, valuation at merchant platforms, open data access to non-market applications, standards, etc.) regardless of the relationships. with operators and providers. Data governance can be understood from the point of view of the community's management of all the data of its public services because: "on the one hand, it is not always easy for local authorities to obtain from their private partners all the information relating to the services they delegate. On the other hand, the exploitation of a public contract or concession leads to the production of a growing volume of data, whatever the field concerned (water, sanitation, energy, transport, digital, etc.). ). Given this double observation and the cross-checks made possible by big data, it is more than necessary for each community to be able to use this data in order to: »not only ensure its use for its own account but also make them available to third parties (open data); "But above all to be able to drive the monitoring of the contract effectively and objectively until the end. When renewing the contract, it will be particularly useful to provide candidates with the necessary data.

Karolina MOSIADZ (Mapple)

Cities made an incredbile progress in collecting, analysing and publishing open data. However, they are still struggling to overcome technical barriers, get residents involved and measure the impact.

Lack of expertise and resources means that they capture only a fraction of potential value from data and analytics. At the same time, residents are bombarded with information they don't know how to use. 

Together with the city of Helsinki, we developed on a framework that connects disconnected data sets and uses maching learning and mobility and accessibility modelling to draw patterns and simulate future outcomes. This way, both cities and residents can use location and spatial data to make better decisions.

Juan LOPEZ-ARANGUREN, Intermediae Matadero (Ayuntamiento de Madrid)

Why was the A-Team always able to escape from where they were locked up? The improvisation and situations of exceptions that are key to a more modern and effective education fill this meaningful talk through international examples in which informal educational spaces offer inspiration for the organized and in which it is proposed that the playground become a central element for a new educational experiment project.

Caroline GOULARD (Dataveyes)

Cities are concentrating more and more citizens, to the point of becoming a new unit of power and influence. In return, they face previously unknown social, environmental, economic and political issues. The temptation is therefore great to see data as a self-fulfilling solution, where a few sensors, antennas and data centers would regulate and optimize everything. But cities of the future run the risk to turn into black boxes if we don’t create better mediations between them and us. That is why we must revisit the scheme that articulates data mining and the city of the future. This scheme must be augmented by a new reflex: make these data visible, sensitive, understandable, and manipulable by the greatest possible number of people. That is how we will keep "smart cities" from turning into "black boxes". That is how cities will provide us with new uses and new prospects.

, Foundation for Public Code
Software in Public

We need new models for collaboration between municipalities and other public institutions to co-develop, maintain, and steward the large codebases on which our society will run.

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Parme avocats
Schéhérazade ABBOUB, avocate of Counsel au sein du cabinet Parme avocats, spécialisée en droit des données publiques, elle a participé à la rédaction du livre blanc de la FNCCR « Big data territorial » en 2016 ainsi qu’à la rédaction du guide pratique de la FIRIP... Read More →
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Foundation for Public Code
Former founding team Flickr. Director of Foundation for Public Code
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Caroline GOULARD

CEO, Dataveyes
Dataveyes is a human-data interactions and data visualization specialized studio. We help people understand, operate and communicate data.
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Intermediae Matadero (Ayuntamiento de Madrid)
Architect. Founder of the association www.basurama.org and coordinator of the www.imagina-madrid.es program
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Entrepreneur, Social Innovator based in Liege, Belgium and in Nice, France.Last 10 years, through creative actions and territory projects, Aurelie has built active communities of makers, hackers, scientists and innovators in Belgium and France.She created the RElab, fablab in Wallonia... Read More →

16:00 CEST

Meetup - Energy
Limited Capacity seats available

Aiwen YIN, Phi
Designing the social in energy cooperative

Phi is an A.I. facilitated clean-energy platform for collaborative microgrid management, P2P energy trading and incentivizing collective energy prosumption behaviors via crypto-tokens.

Phi’s core design is centered around building up a transparent collaborative environment for community building. It creates a playful and friendly microgrid simulation environment where users can experiment with their own versions of community microgrid, with information and design assistance by an intelligent chatbot. The simulations can be submitted to the community for votes, and be executed with community funds when selected.

Part of the community fund is supported by Phi coin and local tokens. Phi not only rewards Phi coin to users who invest clean energy system (by purchasing infrastructures, producing clean energy or pledging a community proposal) but also allows users to design their own tokens to encourage their communities to develop a more desirable energy strategy (such as a token that rewards energy saving). All of these process will be done in the community, as well as connecting to maintenance, post local tasks and more.

The simulation environment, collaborative community, and token rewards make a strong set of pillars to facilitate community activities, and create a strong sense of collectivism — because that is what a fair, decentralized and balanced ecosystem would need, that everyone must feel they are part of the action.

Xavier BLOT, Energy Entrepreneur
On the road to decentralized energy organizations

Fab Cities need to lead the way toward a zero-carbon society. To pave this path, clean technologies will not be sufficient. While their penetration is increasing, there are not replacing unsustainable solutions fast enough.
Our energy system is made of complex connections between centralized and decentralized organizations. Cities are struggling to engage the energy transition because of complexes issue relating regulations, business model, public-private collaborations, and raising awareness of their citizens. But if we really want to build a better future, we must take all that components into account.
For cities’ and citizens’ future, we need to work on the design of local energy organizations able to welcome solutions in a more inclusive way, involving public bodies, privates parties and inhabitants. Numerous examples rose over the years (microgrids, cooperatives, local energy agencies, etc.) with innovative business and governance model.
Through that presentation, we’ll introduce what’s at stack in the field to achieve sustainable and resilient results. We’ll highlight the role of each actor and what are the main models to make them collaborate on the long term. Depending on the goal of the decentralized energy system (production, distribution, etc.), different organizations can be design. These could be fostered by smart token design. Finally first approaches will be proposed with key elements of success to engage the transition.

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Xavier BLOT

Energy entrepeneur, La Fabrique de la Cité
Xavier is Ph.D. in solar energy. He launched and collaborated with numerous energy startups at the intersection of technology and urban challenges. As a consultant he’s working with the urban think tank La Fabrique De La Cité to develop the energy track, focusing on the impact... Read More →
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Aiwen YIN

Design Lead, Phi (NL)
Yin Aiwen is a designer and writer in Amsterdam who is also the design lead of Phi, a clean-energy platform uses blockchain to curate energy consumption behavior.

Friday July 13, 2018 16:00 - 18:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - VIDEOTHEQUE

16:00 CEST

Meetup - Fab Cities Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

Youka WATANABE, FabLab Kamakura
Fab City from Japan

To achieve the concept of Fab City, the city of Kamakura has been aiming to be a world-class sustainable city, and has been using local resources for city development in Japan. By participating in this global network as a city aiming to be a Fab City, henceforth the citizens, nonprofit organizations, educational institutes, companies, and government agencies will continue to work together to promote activities that will make Kamakura an even better place.

Abhijeet KHANDAGALE , Tata Trusts / Govt of India (MDWS)
Making Sustainable Cities

Smart City developments are causing many technologies and solutions to integrate with convergence seen across with many resource areas including energy, water, sanitation, and other essential services. The public sector tries to deliver better services through fewer resources while businesses and citizens demand more.

This has driven governments to focus on building smarter and more sustainable cities, which are powered by technologies that can enable them. As makers, how can we as a community add value to the process of making the future cities more sustainable?

Tsewang LHUNDUO, Fablab Bhutan
Gross local happiness

While Bhutan’s small size makes it difficult to attract foreign companies, it´s fertile ground for homegrown innovation. Over last three years we have gone all the way through this Fabcity Bhutan development journey laid out by Fabcity Bhutan team, the policy advocacy and technical inputs have been accompanied with intensive discussions at all levels from Prime Minister of Bhutan to farmers and school children’s to promote development pathways based on how the new digital technologies enable ordinary Bhutanese citizens to organize their mutual interactions so that they can develop their own social innovations. The establishment of flagship Fabrication laboratory of Bhutan (Fablab Bhutan) in 2017 is one such important milestones.

Frederick AJJOUB, Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) , Architect / Urbanist (specialized in smart cities)
How to guide Beirut to become a Fab City?

I am now preparing a teaching program to introduce the students to the new recycling and ecology era by workshops and lectures for Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) for the Architecture/Interior architecture/Urbanism program. Our laboratory site will be Lebanon.
Since it is now in a great need of this, this is the perfect timing for this program: Beirut City project. How to guide it to become a Fab City? How to transform it as a Smart Recycling City. Make the city locally productive, globally connected and self-sufficient. The Goal will be transparency and awareness. Our Focus will be the technology and Data/Information.

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Frederick AJJOUB

Architect / Urbanist (specialized in smart cities), Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA)
How to guide Beirut to become a Fab City? I am a qualified architect with 2 year’s experience. I graduated with a Masters in City and Technology, specialized in smart cities from IAAC in Barcelona. After working on several megaprojects in the MENA region in collaboration with large... Read More →
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Fablab Bhutan
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Founder, Uberslashies.io
Allan Rodrigues is at the confluence of design, interdisciplinary learning, social impact andinnovation. His role as strategist, catalyst and collaborator interfaces him with both localand international innovators. He is creating an ecosystem of co-creation and innovation in India... Read More →
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FabLab Kamakura

Friday July 13, 2018 16:00 - 18:00 CEST
Carrefour numérique² - AGORA

16:00 CEST

Meetup - Food
Limited Capacity seats available

Frederik LEAN HANSEN, Growstack, CPH Foodtech Community
Rasmus Bjerngaard, Nextfood, CPH Foodtech Community

The future of food is actually in your hands.

It's beyond discussion that we need alternative solutions for how our food system works. What most people don't realise is that making a difference in this field is not reserved for a select few. With todays community-driven collaborative methods and open technology, anyone can make hands-on impact on the future of food.

Growstack is an open-source community project that removes barriers for urban food production, starting with vertical farming. 
It’s all about ensuring high food quality, resource efficiency and our future food security while democratising the access to smarter and more controlled ways of producing food.

We are collecting and opening up access to a modular technology stack while sharing the needed hands-on knowledge, which in turn works as a platform for kickstarting local food production in cities. Additionally, we are kickstarting new urban vertical farming operations, starting from Copenhagen, in order to make a flexible blueprint for how to organise local foodtech cooperatives and make decentralised urban food production happen in an economically viable way.

This is all made possible by gathering a proactive open-source community with diverse skillsets and backgrounds around co-building our future food system.

Join the session to find out how YOU can get started in your own city right now.

TreeD - Digital Tree | From standarized to customized nutrition

TreeD | DIGITAL TREE | Revolutionary proposal focused on eradicating malnutrition in developing countries, especially for children from 0-7 years old, promoting sustainable agro and environment protection through a platform for customized nutrition and 3D printing for nutrients.

1. THE CHALLENGE | “We need a profound reform of the world agrarian and food system if we want to nourish the 815 million hungry people that currently exist on the planet and the two billion additional people who will live in the year 2050. "(SDG 2. UN, 2015). The presence of malnutrition becomes the enemy in the fight against extreme poverty and social exclusion, inheriting the marginality in families with little access to quality food. It is well known that a child who has grown up in malnutrition has few opportunities to develop physically and intellectually, affecting their own growth as a citizen in a globalized and competitive society. Main causes are:
A. STANDARDIZED NUTRITION | Traditional child nutrition programs use standardized products without taking into account the specific requirements of each child. It causes a poor absorption of vitamins in the body.
B. LOGISTIC COSTS | The waste rate in agro products are more than 60% because of the logistic process. Farmers have little capacity to negotiate with intermediaries, because their products are perishable and must be sold in a short time, which increases poverty in the production areas and increases the costs of the products in the market.
C. IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT | the high demand for certain products generates over-exploitation of agricultural land and constant pressure on natural areas, such as the case of the Amazon, where more than 20% of the forests have been depredated for livestock and agricultural purposes.

2. THE OPPORTUNITY | From standarized to customized nutrition | Hypothesis: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Manufacturing, and Global networks can help to address the global challenge of "End hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture" SDG 2. UN, 2015.  How? Through the Personalized Made at Home Manufacture of vitamin supplements, we can impact both the improvement of the nutritional quality of people (especially mothers and children between 0-7 years old), decrease cost of logistics and distributions, the improvement of the farmers production and the access to global market for farmers and the development of a sustained agriculture that benefits the ecosystems at high biodiversity areas.

Sebastien GOELZER , Vergers Urbains , Founder
Presentation of the Tootem vertical farming system.

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Co-founder & CEO / Co-founder, Nextfood / CPH Foodtech Community
Co-founder and CEO of Nextfood and co-founder of CPH Foodtech Community. Background in venture capital, entrepreneurship, science and philanthropy.
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Sebastien GOELZER

co-Founder, Vergers Urbains
Co-Founder of Vergers Urbains and Toits Vivants. Independant City-Planner, Specialist in Urban Agriculture
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Co-founder & Project lead, Growstack & CPH Foodtech Community
I want to decentralise food production via open-source innovation and smarter ways of doing local cooperatives. I'm an entrepreneur with experience in tech, open source communities and business development.
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FAB LAT - The Latin American Fab Lab Network: Co-founder and Director | FABLABPERU: Co-founder, President | FLOATING FAB LAB : Creator - Director | TreeD - 3D printer of fruits and nutrients : Founder and CEO.

Friday July 13, 2018 16:00 - 18:00 CEST

16:00 CEST

Meetup - Micro-Factories
Limited Capacity seats available

Quentin IPREX-GARCIA, TechBakery.co
Consumer Electronics, from mass industrialisation in China to distributed micro-factories in each city.

I spend some years designing and industrializing consumer electronic products for different companies, traveling between China and France. For both startups and bigger companies and for the whole products I worked on, there is three common points: you need lots of time between your product is designed and your product is in the hand of the user, you need lots of money to advance your custom toolings & your stock, and you need to manufacture lots of identical design to cost products to be profitable, and everything quite far from your user.
So what … you need to find private funding, you can only iterate once a year on your product, personalization or just color versioning is painful, you really need to sell it to a maximum of people, and finally, as soon as there is a problem or that the product is no more used it just go to bin, because the product is so designed to cost that it is hard to fix and to reuse some parts.
Today with TechBakery we try to draw an alternative to this classical industrial system. We are designing a micro-factory, for distributed mass production of consumer electronics. Think about it … a local business in each city to manufacture and sell on demand, only the products you need, from tons of different designer, makers or companies. There are 3 main goals of this project:
-    Allow use and re-use of local materials, as much for raw materials, as for the electronic functional modules which from a product can be replaced or reused in another.
-    Bring back the product manufacturing near the final user and allow him to see, personalize and understand his product, and ease the maintenance and product end of life.
-    Allow designers, makers, startups or bigger companies to develop and distribute a consumer electronic product with as much flexibility as the development of an application.
So let me bring you in a trip from the classical way of consumer electronics production to the future that we are developing, where next to your favorite bakery, at the corner of the street, you can get manufactured the last Bluetooth speaker or a connected ambient light for your home.

Fab City London and Batch Manufacturing

During this talk, we’ll be showing how Batch.works factory is integrated into the city along with FabCity London initiative. The talk will be shared between Julien Vaissieres from Batch.works and Nat Hunter from Fab City London

Fab City London (FCL) is the UK branch of the Fab City Global Initiative, co-founded and led by Liz Corbin, Nat Hunter, Gareth Owen Lloyd and James Tooze in 2018, and supported by associates and partners from across London.

The aim of FCL is to function as a social impact enterprise for developing and embedding decentralised, civic-led modes of production across the urban realm. Within this agenda is the exploration of new approaches to design, production and consumption that transition society toward a circular economy.

The ambition is to work with diverse London communities to develop technologies, strategies and infrastructures that can be leveraged by all at whatever scale of enterprise, generating initiatives that benefit from a mix of geographical locations and expertise.

BATCH.WORKS founded by Julien Vaissieres make 3D printed consumer products part of people’s everyday lives. We believe in making the right product for the right person, in the right place; using the latest technology to make local design and manufacturing globally available.

3D printing has become increasingly popular over the last few years.
At Batch. Works, we use this technology to produce at a batch scale, working with local makers to make on demand, eliminating supply chain waste.

Batch manufacturing also enables us to be responsive to consumer concerns. In response to growing awareness of plastic waste, we source environmentally responsible material, and all our plastic is biodegradable.

Mathilde BERCHON, TechShop Ivry, and Station F., Lead
TechShop, 2 Years Later

TechShop - Ateliers Leroy Merlin launched its first space in France in November 2015. Since then, we opened 2 new locations, build a strong community of makers and doers, ran thousands of classes and events, spend hours taking care of our machines and sharing technical and creative knowledge.

In this talk, we want to share what we learned in running a maker space in the city, show urban projects born in the shop from our members, and share how a maker space like TechShop can help shape the future of creation and local innovation in building social and environmental change.

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Vincent GUIMAS

Les Arts Codés
15+ years experience in media art & technology innovation in creative fields at international level.Expertise in different Informations : creative technology including interactive design and educational network.Experienced in startup company development from concept to product, extensive... Read More →

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Mathilde BERCHON

Lead, TechShop - Ateliers Leroy Merlin
I'm a co-lead at TechShop Ivry et TechShop Station F since the opening of the first space in Paris in 2015. Previously: author of the first book in French about 3D printing, "L'impression 3D" (Ed. Eyrolles, 2013), I lived in San Francisco for 4 years during the rise and growth of... Read More →
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Director, (UK) Unto This Last Ltd
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Co-Founder, Fab City London
Main interests: RdM (Redistributed Manufacturing), Circular Economy, values-led businesses. And the Fab City vision!Here's the bio:Nat has been involved in the Maker Movement since June 2013 when, in her role as Director of Design at the RSA, she created FutureMakers,  a day of hands-on... Read More →
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Quentin IPREX

Co-Founder, TechBakery.co
Co-lead of the micro factory project TechBakery. Engineer used to work both in entrepreneurship area and consumer electronics design and industrialisation in France and China.
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I'm a designer focused on working with digital tools and local manufacturing. I've experienced in all types of digital fabrication processes. I'm best known for my expertise in 3D design and 3D printing. My work and collaborations have been exhibited in various institutions. I’m... Read More →

16:00 CEST

Meetup - Oakland is a Fab City!
Limited Capacity seats available

The City of Oakland, California has taken the Fab City pledge in 2018. We bring with us unique assets which will be offered to the Fab City community. We also bring challenges that we believe must be addressed by our collaboration. - Jose Corona, Director of Strategic Partnerships in the office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, will lead this conversation - Cynthia Correia of Laney Community College will represent Laney College Fab Lab. This lab is a key partner in the formation of Oakland Fab City working group, and a regional Fab Lab hub. - Sal Bednarz of Elevator Works will discuss entrepreneurship and small business as relates to Fab Labs and Fab City - Other delegation members TBD Oakland includes several Fab Labs, most of which are in education. Outside this Fab Lab membership, there are several affiliated or related facilities which, though not Fab Labs, are part of our local and regional community. These facilities span R&D,  hacker communities, artist collectives, and more. Our delegation represents City government, local education, entrepreneurship, and other sectors (members will be finalized by end of June). We will share our excitement to be part of this commitment and network, and ask for resources and partnerships which create mutual benefit within the Fab City community.

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Director, Strategic Partnerships in the office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

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CEO & co-founder, Elevator Works
Industrial coworking and incubator space, in a formerly heavy industrial neighborhood surrounded by a longtime African-American community with concentrated poverty. We will be a working site for Fab City initiatives here in Oakland, and are applying to join the Fab Lab network. Elevator... Read More →
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Laney Community College
Cynthia Correia graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Art. She is an accomplished furniture and lighting designer.  After graduation she intended to become an art professor but her path was diverted by an interest in home design and building.  Cynthia worked as... Read More →

Friday July 13, 2018 16:00 - 18:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - TERRASSE