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Friday, July 13

10:45 CEST

Talk - Design & Networks
Limited Capacity seats available

Abhishek BALI, 3DEXPERIENCE LAB - Dassault Systèmes, North America Manager

An appreciation of how distributed manufacturing is driving the world towards an Industry Renaissance that further expands the scope of Industry 4.0 revolution as it involves both machine and man in new and evolved avatars of synergies. Against this background, we will map how Dassault Systèmes is fueling this phenomenon across multiple streams/ geographies

Christian VILLUM (Danish Design Centre)
How to use strategic design to build the open source hardware business models of the future?

In Denmark, 10 companies have started exploring new business models for open source manufacturing in a design-sprint program called REMODEL funded by the Danish government. In this talk, lead of the program and Program Director of Danish Design Centre, Christian Villum, will share the concrete learnings and showcase concrete open source hardware business strategies and models developed by the companies, which come from traditional industries such as furniture, water pump systems, industrial cutting tools and chemical products, and range from startups and SME-size to some of Denmarks largest corporations such as Novozymes and Grundfos.

MAKE SMTHNG - How makers can help save the planet.

In 2017 Greenpeace, partnered with Shareable, Fashion Revolution and thousands of makers, repairers, chefs, designers, influencers and community spaces around the world to hold the world’s first ever MAKE SMTHING Week. The objective? Create a yearly international festival of making to challenge the consumerist culture that is destroying our planet, has cut quality time spent with family and friends and replaced skills and resourcefulness with shopping.

For the first edition of MAKE SMTHNG Week more than 15,000 people took part in almost 200 events in cities across 33 countries and 6 continents. There were upcycling workshops, urban agriculture courses, homemade cosmetics classes, electronics repair spaces, lectures and even a demonstration on how to make food waste smoothies!

A now annual event, MAKE SMTHING Week aims to create a unique social experience to bring people together to learn from, exchange and interact with their role models and people in their communities as well as offering practical, easy first steps on how to “MAKE SMTHNG - buy nothing”.

We believe that together we can take actions and find solutions to step out of this wasteful model of unsustainable over-consumption and give our beautiful planet a break. Instead of focusing on what’s wrong with the system we are building a new one  - inspiring people to make the most of what we already own by sharing, caring for and repairing our goods and through making and doing it ourselves, transform them into something new and awesome – together!

Build on the success of 2017, the next challenge for MAKE SMTHNG Week will be to see how we can help strengthen the social fabric of our cities, bringing together a wide array of allies, experts, communities and grassroots initiatives to enable networking, skill exchange and new relationships. We will also be asking the question of how through creative action and courageous activism we can to ensure a lasting shift in our consumerist society through longer-term political change.

We believe the Fab City Summit is the perfect opportunity to share the learnings and vision of this project with a community of like-minded, innovative people working together to create a new model and find solutions to create more sustainable, healthier and happier cities. This is also a chance to bridge the gap between innovation, smart cities, and social change.

Design for transformation - Revolution through collaboration

Fab City promises a new urban model where citizens are empowered to master their own destiny. It aims to enable the development of resilient and sustainable cities and city life. Though once we realize that the major part of current workforce was born, raised and educated in a non-digital world and still remembers what it was like to not be connected, we understand that despite our good intentions we are an inherent part of the old systems we try to change. So where do we start? What first steps can we take? How do we How do we enable ourselves to not become victims of new systems again but take ownership over them? How do we create a movement? Since ten years Waag (1994) is home to Fab Lab Amsterdam. Waag operates at the intersection of science, technology, and the arts, focusing on technology as an instrument of social change, and guided by the values of fairness, openness, and inclusivity. Karen will share key insights on how to get things moving comming from one basic principle: revolution comes through collaboration.

Christina Rebel, WikiFactory
Open Design

What could a global community of designers, engineers, makers, technologists and other creative problem solvers achieve, if open and distributed collaboration on design and hardware were as streamlined as it is for software?

At Wikifactory, we’ve been thinking about how to take proven collaboration methodologies from the open source software world (version controlled files and documentation, contribution logs, issue tracking etc) and contextualise them to the process of designing and rapidly prototyping products.

Join us for a quick sneak peek of our platform, and a discussion around the premise, "the circular economy starts with [open] product design".

Julie Colin , CivicWise
Glocal Fab

The use of numerical control machines (CNC) in woodworking, allowing the production of wooden elements starting from vectorized drawings, has been a major breakthrough in carpentry field.
The digitalization of machinery opens many possibilities: sharing plans through the Internet, collaborating online in the development of models, producing models in any place disposing of the machinery.

Beyond the technical aspects, a cultural transformation is underway, seeking to better grasp these new opportunities: self-organised laboratories, exchanging experiences communities, open design networks, innovative regulations, etc. However, it is still difficult to address this transformation in all FabLabs and training centers, due to a lack of tools and specific methodologies.

The aim of Glocal Fab is to promote knowledge exchange and methods development in order to boost the ongoing cultural transformation in the digital woodworking environment.

Glocal Fab is promoting the creation a Pedagogical Support Guide for collaborative work. The network is also developing an European Web Platform for students of woodworking with CNC machinery.

In this context, the CivicWise international network acts as the connecting agent and puts together a strategic association of organizations with different experiences and capabilities, all of them being involved in different aspects of cultural innovation.

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Abhishek BALI

North America Manager, 3DEXPERIENCE LAB - Dassault Systèmes
I manage the North American operations of Dassault Systemes's Startup Accelerator and Open Innovation program, 3DEXPERIENCE Lab. The Accelerator is focused on incubating early- to mid-stage startup companies around the space of Life and Nature that can potentially shift the scales... Read More →
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Architect and programmist, co-founder, CivicWise Paris
Particularly interested in the relocalization of  production into dense urban fabric, and how to build and produce locally, I’ve been studying how to scale FabLab logic and circular economy to a urban level, on the territory of the Paris Region, with Fab City Grand Paris. Involved... Read More →
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Programme Developer Fab City & Maker Education, Waag
As social engineer and strategic thinker Karen is attracted to challenges that do not have one predetermined path or outcome, yet. Her focus is on creating dynamics and systems that have a transformative impact. Karen started her career in the one creative sector that experienced... Read More →
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Christina REBEL

Christina is co-founder and Chief Operations Officer at Wikifactory, coming from an entrepreneurial practice of social innovation. With a peek into digital fabrication communities from around the world, she explores the possibilities that new production technologies can bring to realise... Read More →
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Co-Founder MAKE SMTHNG, Greenpeace / MAKE SMTHNG
As Global Comms Lead for Greenpeace's Detox my Fashion campaign, I have been campaigning for a toxic-free future for fashion that eliminates hazardous chemicals from all steps of the supply chain. But due to fast fashion and overconsumption, we are facing a bigger challenge: a wasteful... Read More →
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Christian VILLUM

Director of Digital & Future Thinking, Danish Design Centre
Driven by a keen interest in exploring new boundaries for strategic design, Christian Villum’s work as Director of Digital & Future Thinking at the Danish Design Centre examines new ideas in the span between technology and design thinking. With a background in maker technology... Read More →

Friday July 13, 2018 10:45 - 12:45 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - CINEMA

12:00 CEST

When rain is shaping the city
Limited Capacity seats available

"Bocage Urbain" is a landscaping solution that offers : water storing and vegetalization of public spaces.  At the same time tool and scenery, "Bocage Urbain" contributes to the well-being of the citizens and the embellishment of the city !

Elodie Stephan, Bocage Urbain’s founder and ICADE, one of the 4th major property developer in France, unite their forces to experiment an innovant concept avoiding saturations of mains drainage during strong rain.

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Founder, Elodie Stephan Studio
Elodie Stephan graduated from the National School of Art of Nancy in 2008, after a education in product design. As a member of "Autobus-Imperial" from 2008 to 2012 she worked as a designer and project manager on graphics design for prestigious architecture workshops (Jean Nouvel... Read More →

Friday July 13, 2018 12:00 - 12:30 CEST

12:45 CEST

Talks - Circular Economy
Limited Capacity seats available

Liz CORBIN and Alysia GARMULEWICZ (UK and Chile) Materiom

Materiom is a platform for developing and sharing open source material recipes made from locally abundant nutrients. Plastics made from algae, starch and proteins; composites made from natural fibers, common minerals and clays; materials that are strong and flexible, yet made on a stovetop and dissolved in your sink.

Within this presentation, Materiom co-founders will discuss the growing bioeconomy and its role in pioneering 21st-century materials that are regenerative by design. We will share existing case studies and demonstrate how Materiom’s unique mix of multidisciplinary research, distributed materials testing, and an open data can empower scientists, designers and engineers around the globe to collaboratively push forwards circular material R&D.

Alexis ESKENAZI, Toulouse Clean UP / Plastic Vortex
And if pollution was a resource that ignores itself?

This talk is about the theory "Pollution it's not existing, it's a new a mindset", so we can build new solutions from this theory. I show my experience with "Toulouse Clean UP", a project who transforms plastic river pollution in a virtuous circle to protect the ocean.

Jonathan KELLER, La Paillasse, Co-Founder
Biodesign in the city

At a time when territories and habitable spaces are changing, it is necessary to explore new modes of production that are simpler, easily duplicable and sustainable. By using biology as a technology and process, it is now possible to transform waste into everyday objects, on a habitat or neighborhood scale. What applications can we imagine? What ethical and legal issues can these processes emerge? Cross dialogue between design, biology, and law.

Mariana DOMINGUEZ PEÑALVA, Project Fungus Sapiens by MĀTṚIKĀ, CEO
FUNGI (Mushrooms)
The cornerstone of innovative solutions.

We have less than 30 years to revert waste and exhaustion of fossil resources, pollution, deforestation, depletion of biodiversity, ensure food autonomy & energy for the increasing population. This sound like mission impossible right? But believe it or not, makers and scientist around the world are finding solutions in FUNGI to shape the future otherly. 
This astonishing organisms colonized the earth millions of year ago, and today they are the cornerstone of innovation.
Imagine a future where objects can be grown, instead of manufactured. Cigarette butts may become floating devices, shoes made out of discarded food and agro-waste may turn into super foods, all this can be possible thanks to mushrooms. 

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Formations Studio
Architect, Designer, Artist, Professor
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Director, (UK) Materiom
Director of Materiom, Liz Corbin is a materials designer and researcher. In addition to Materiom, Corbin is currently a tutor in Design Product at the Royal College of Art and and a researcher at University College London's Institute of Making.
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Toulouse Clean UP / Plastic Vortex
Hello, I’m a designer’s impact Maker who build systems to fight against ocean plastic pollution from the river. The system is really innovative, it transforms a problem to solution. Floats are made with recycled plastic bottles, much more we keep plastic pollution, much more we... Read More →
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Director, Professor, Materiom, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
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Studio Jessica den Hartog Research: Recolored, A new way of recycling
Jessica den Hartog doing a research that serves as a library of recycled colors and materials in a never ending process. All the possibilities of recycled plastic into new materials to provide me and others with aesthetic materials made from waste.
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Jonathan KELLER

Co-Founder, La Paillasse
More details to come!
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CEO, Fungus Sapiens by MĀTṚIKĀ
Eco-concepteur Artist & Transdisciplinary Researcher, Independent filmmaker and Creative entrepreneur are some of my main activities. Holder of a BA in arts and a BA in cinema, both from French Universities and Self-taught in bio-materials manufacturing. Fascinated by biology & microcosmos... Read More →

Friday July 13, 2018 12:45 - 14:45 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - CINEMA

15:00 CEST

Talks - Circular Cities
Limited Capacity seats available

Aristarco CORTES, Design and Tech Institute (IDIT), Fab Lab Puebla
Social Economy + Technology. Local Production: Developing Social Economy SMEs supported by a Fab Lab

IDIT Fab Lab Puebla has been working in developing local production capabilities through the incubation of Social economy initiatives in Puebla Municipality.

Based in the hypothesis that if a social economy enterprise in the base of the pyramid has access to technology, its probability of success augments exponentially and that if one supports local social economy SMEs will be capable of solving local problems with local capabilities and global knowledge and with a very low cost for every work post generated.

With this in mind, we developed a Social economy + Technology model and applied it in Puebla Municipality in ten neighborhoods with high margination and violence.
Last year we helped 296 initiatives, this year we are working with 312 enterprises with very high success parameters.

Due to Puebla’s success, we started a program in eight states in Mexico working with young individuals in risk of violence supported by local and international funds, especially in areas of low income and high violence.

Lars ZIMMERMANN, The City Is Open Source
How and how to hack cities for circularity

The talk will introduce you to the idea of sustainable (circular, open and free) cities and explain why hacking seems to be the only viable technique to invent and create these cities. A quick theoretical introduction will be followed by a catalog of examples for city hacks reaching from hacking urban furniture to hacking large-scale infrastructures. Some hacks have been done and some are yet to do.

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Aristarco CORTES

Design and Tech Institute (IDIT), Fab Lab Puebla
Director IDIT, I'm engineer and hard core Maker. At IDIT we design and implement social and tech projects for Puebla's State and Municipality. We have developed a social economy project that is being executed in Puebla and 8 states in Mexico. 
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The City Is Open Source
Lars Zimmermann (larszimmermann.de); Artist, Economist, Activist – founder of a number of projects mostly exploring open source for circularity and sustainable cities. 

Friday July 13, 2018 15:00 - 15:45 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - CINEMA

15:45 CEST

Talk - Cities Network
Limited Capacity seats available

A resilient urban future between the 3rd and 4th industrial revolutions.

FabCities are on their way, somewhere between the 3rd and 4th industrial revolutions; will they succeed? The 3rd revolution announced by Jeremy Rifkins in 2011 expects fablabs and makers to take the lead toward a radical transition, while the 4th revolution, announced by Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum in 2016, forcasts the transformation of regular factories within the capitalistic model. 
Via a series of future research achieved at LIID Future Lab in the recent years, we will see how pivotal have become the efficiency of collaborative networks and constellations, the urban scale, the mobilization of hybrid communities, and the design on new economic models.  This session will be an occasion to check and discuss with the audience how ready we are.
Projects mentioned: "Future of Factories and Fabrication" (IHEST, Ministère de la Recherche, Paris, 2017-18); "Future of urban resilience" and "The rising city, future of social and urban innovation" (Peclers Future Trend, 2017-18); "the soft-power of creative labs" (GDI Future Institute, Zurich, 2018); "Paris Galaxies, a future for the Greater Paris" (Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University, Paris College of Art, Paris 2030 Program, 2008-2017) including "Paris Ars Universalis, scenario fiction d'un futur Grand Paris" (Collection Avant-Garde, L'Harmattan, 2017, 190p), a design-fiction experiment staging various forms of collaborative platforms to make the Greater Paris.

Geoffroi GARON-EPAUL, Communautique
FabCity Skills Development and Pathway Learning with Digital Badges

Digital badges can be used to evaluate, communicate and structure skills and learning. Concretely, at the technical level, a digital badge is a single web page that contains all the information (metadata) concerning the development of a skill or an achievement. There is the standard "Open Badges" that can carry a badge from one platform to another. To prototype solutions, we need to digitize skills development and recognition with digital badges in the circular economy and Fabcity movement. This technological usage can also synchronize learning pathways across organizations in new workforce needs and challenge new collars skills development.

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Founder, LIID Future Lab
Founder of LIID Future Lab, a platform to design prospective studies, creative labs and hybrid strategies for organizations in France and abroad, since 2000. We enjoy working with a great diversity of stakeholders such as small and big companies, cities, academia, cultural institutions... Read More →
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Researcher and strategist, Communautique
Researcher and consultant in EdTech and Open Innovation (Open Badges)

Friday July 13, 2018 15:45 - 17:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - CINEMA

17:15 CEST

Talks - Fab Labs for transition
Limited Capacity seats available

Matei GHEORGHIU et Simon LAURENT, Réseau des Fablabs de France
White Paper Preview – Fabcity Summit

RFFLabs - French Network of Fablabs - aims to “Assemble, Represent, Support, Communicate and
Mutualize” the structures (and their resources) part of the Fablab movement in France. Founded
in January 2016, this association brings together Fablabs but also companies, hackerspaces and
individuals committed towards this movement and willing to facilitate collective action and joint
regulation in the maker / innovation / teaching / open science field.

As part of its missions, RFFLabs, through its Scientific Council, has initiated one year ago a
major survey in order (1) to present an inventory of these emerging experiments in France, (2) to
point out the main specificities, the strengths and weaknesses of the network’s members and (3)
to help them figure out ways to deal collectively with the common issues they need to confront.
This survey is now complete and will lead to the publication of a White Paper in autumn 2018.
We will disclose here in preview some pre-results of this survey.

Beyond this snapshot, this survey intends to lay the foundations for a protocol to be replicated at
regular intervals, engaging the cooperation of network members, academics and professionals to
maintain a regular watch on this thematic and its issues in France.

Hoelig LE CLAINCHE, TechShop
Open a MakerSpace in private companies

The Fab Lab and open-source movement disrupted the way we conceive products, the way we prototype them, and the way we manage the after-sales.
Opening a MakerSpace in a product-making company is becoming more and more common. The benefits being a collision zone for every people in a company ( a place where marketing meets engineering meets accountancy), a reduced "time to market", a rise in patenting, and a return from computer to object, to a product.
In order to succeed this kind of project, it's more than just opening a meeting-room and putting 3D printers in it. You need to make it a global strategy, to select machines, place, and, more importantly, people that fit your goals.
We'll go through from the "why" open a makerspace in private companies, to the usuals mistakes, and the recruitments keys for a good fab-manager.

The presentation would be based on the 7 openings of MakerSpaces by TechShop Les Ateliers Leroy Merlin those last 3 years, from 250m² in a company headquarters to a 180m² in a public place, to a 2400m² in the center of Paris. We continue to help private companies and cities to open MakerSpaces on their own names and have experienced several uses of those places.

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I'm industrial director of TechShop France, engineer, Maker for many years, Autodesk trainer on Fusion360. I'm in charge, for TechShop, of opening new MakerSpaces for other private or public entities
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Scientific Counsel Coordinator, Réseau des Fablabs de France - PSL University, Orythie SARL
Maker, member of a team having built a 3D printer in 1999, then founded a small R&D companyin 2005, he is nowadays consultant, teacher and researcher in sociology, as well as unflagginggardner, cookie eater and cyclotourist.
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Vice President RFF, Réseau des Fablabs de France - Atelier des Beaux Boulons
Maker, member of a team having built a 3D printer in 1999, then founded a small R&D companyin 2005, he is nowadays consultant, teacher and researcher in sociology, as well as unflagginggardner, cookie eater and cyclotourist.

Friday July 13, 2018 17:15 - 17:45 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - CINEMA

18:00 CEST

Talk - Sustainable Global Economy
Limited Capacity seats available

Jean-Luc PIERITE, The Fab Foundation
Indigenous Peoples and a Sustainable Global Economy: Tunica Brigadier at the Portage de la Croix

Nearly a century prior to the Louisiana Purchase, our Tunica Nation arrived at the confluence of the Mississippi and Red Rivers. This geographic crossroads signified a period of economic diplomacy with the emergent French colony. Cahura-Joligo, titled “Brigadier of the Red Armies,” was recognized as quite rich in material wealth. Under his leadership, the Tunica cultivated nation-to-nation relationships through accommodation while remaining socially, culturally, and ceremonially distinct.

As we observe the New Orleans Tricentennial, there are many challenges facing a Mississippi Delta Region such as digital disparities, and coastal erosion coupled with rising sea levels that create climate change refugee communities. As the language and culture Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana reawakens in the 21st century, sustainable development through ancestral and traditional ecological knowledge is amplified through the use of digital technologies.

This talk will explore the historical role of Indigenous nations in the global economy. We will then discuss the fundamental importance of Indigenous consultation and participation in global sustainable development.

David Li, Jason HILGEFORD , Land and Civilization Compositions , Founder
The Fab Village | The Fab Village [Ningde, China]

The disruptive developments of dispersed infrastructure frames a moment in time where we can fundamentally reconceive of how we make, fund, and even conceptualize the world that surrounds us and how we engage with the possibilities of a new Autonomous Ruralism

Cities began as a simple collection of individuals sharing common elements. They have slowly evolved to include megageopolitical networks. These systems have been manifested by large, far reaching governmental and corporate built forms. With the emergence of dispersed infrastructural realities [mobiles, pvs, drones, etc], we stand at a disruptive moment – where the assumed reliance of human habitat upon top down forms is in question.

Our current reality of global capitalism has left our rural lands behind. Whether the vacancies of Italy, villagers in China, or small town America; the challenges facing the rural have yet to be resolved. But there are hints in constellation urbanism for alternative futures for our rural habitats. The necessity for greater logistical, ecological, and economical connections in these places to our new global reality can be seen in dispersed infrastructures and accompanying Autonomous Urbanisms. A new form of interdependent individuality is possible.

Thomas ERMACORA , Machines Room , Founder, Creative & Strategic Director

The role of localised manufacturing and hardware start up clusters to regenerate cities and prepare communities for a graceful 4th industrial revolution’

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Founder, Creative & Strategic Director, Machines Room
Thomas Ermacora: Futurist, Architect/Urbanist and technology angel, Founder of Clear Village, Machines Room, Laudato Si Challenge Vatican Accelerator and advisor to WEF, Xprize and G7 on digital society.
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Founder, Land and Civilization Compositions
Jason Hilgefort studied at the University of British Columbia and the University of Cincinnati. He has worked with Peter Calthorpe, Rahul Mehrotra, Maxwan, and ZUS. He lead Maxwan’s competition victories in Helsinki, Basel, Kiev, Brussels, Ostrava, Hannover, and Lithuania before... Read More →
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David LI

The Fab Village [Ningde, China]
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Logistics & Communications Manager, The Fab Foundation
Fab Foundation global supply chain manager, Tunica-Biloxi of Louisiana cultural activist, and North American Indian Center of Boston president

Friday July 13, 2018 18:00 - 19:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - CINEMA