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Thursday, July 12
 

15:45

POSSIBLE: Which are the emergent scenarios that we have as civilisation? - FROM THE URBAN TO THE PLANETARY COMMONS
Sub-session
Attuning to methods of atmospherical sensing: from the urban to the planetary commons

The air and the sun are sources of renewable energy used by Aerocene sculptures to perform their flights. These practices communicate a different way to conceive human action and human relation not only to the environment and its energies, but also to social and political structures. In its name, Aerocene also evokes the possibility of an epochal shift in humanity’s relation with its home planet, and indeed how moving things are populated in the atmosphere and on the Earth.

In the Whole Earth Catalogue (1968), the book that launched the DIY movement, instructions on crafting and making sit alongside essays on energy systems, geology and the ‘cosmic view’. In the future Fab City, experiments with the means of production may be complemented with modes of transportation that collaborate with atmospheric flows and solar flux. From DIY to thermodynamics, the Aerocene project proposes modes of aerial moving and sensing that are fuel free, community-driven, and ethical. In this presentation, members of the Aerocene community will invite the minds and talents of Fab City community to collaborate on future infrastructures of Aerocene transport, from one  Fab City to another. Floating down to Earth’s surface, the team will share Aerocene’s role in urgent monitoring of toxicity with ETER sensors at Villa Inflamable, Argentina. On these scales and others in between, Aerocene comes to Fab City with the generous spirit and challenge of greater ecological sensitivity, from the urban to the planetary commons.
                                                            

Moderator: Jose Luis DE VICENTE

Aerocene Foundation and community members in conversation : 
  • Julieta Arancio, 
  • Sasha Engelmann, 
  • Joaquin Ezcurra,
  • Tomás Saraceno,
  • Erik Vogler


Speakers
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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 →
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Jose Luis DE VICENTE

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 →


16:45

POSSIBLE: Which are the emergent scenarios that we have as civilisation? - BEYOND EARTH EXPLORATION AND ITS IMPACT
Limited Capacity seats available

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)

Conversation:
  • 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)

Speakers
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Indy JOHAR

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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Jakob LANGE

Director, Partner, Architect, (DK) BIG / BIG IDEAS
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Jose Luis DE VICENTE

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
Dr. Danielle Wood is assistant professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab. Dr. Wood leads the Space Enabled Research Group seeking to advance justice in earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space. Dr. Wood is a scholar of societal development with a background... Read More →


17:45

POSSIBLE : Which are the emergent scenarios that we have as civilisation? FROM FABLABS TO FAB CITIES : 35 YEARS, 359 DAYS...
Keynote:
  • Neil GERSHENFLED (Center for Bits and Atoms - MIT) - FROM FABLABS TO FAB CITIES : 35 YEARS, 359 DAYS...

Speakers
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Neil GERSHENFELD

Professor And Director, (USA) MIT's Center For Bits And Atoms
Neil is the creator of the famous class 'How to make (almost) anything' which later led him to launch the Fab Lab movement. His works and research focus on breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds. Neil is the author of numerous books including his latest Designing... Read More →