Apply now to Finishing School, a week long design sprint taking your student project one giant step towards being a viable product. We are looking for applicants who have recently graduated, who have designs that can be made anywhere by anyone but who could not finish them due to Lockdown. We are looking for projects that have been created with Open Design in mind but that have perhaps not had the chance to be made or tested.
We are looking for sustainable and engaging products and/or lessons open for collaboration and use and adaptable to the local and domestic contexts.
For that, We are inviting designers, makers, and educators to present projects at any phase of its development: From tested solutions to well-presented concepts.
This summer we are highlighting Distributed Design talent! This time: solar designer Marjan van Aubel through her practice, she strives to redefine our current relationship with solar technology and accelerate its transition to ubiquity. On August 20th, she will be our main guest in the WeMakeThe.City Reset LIVECAST. So tune in then to hear her vision on a post-pandemic future.
Marjan van Aubel is an award-winning solar designer whose innovative practice spans the fields of sustainability, design, and technology. Her studio researches a solution for two of the largest problems of our time: food and energy issues. In collaboration with scientists, engineers, and institutions, she works to promote extreme energy efficiency through intelligent design.
The COVID 19 pandemic opened doors to collaboration like never before. The shortage of medical supplies, the lack of materials and key components, the difficulties of moving products simultaneously, required everyone to think about how their own production practices were capable of responding to local requirements in an emergency context, and from there act.
This workshop is about helping makers and designers to communicate their ideas with the world in an effective way, in order to generate sales of their products or get other people involved to help their project thrive.
Join the FabX online community to register and join the Zoom event
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about the importance of producing solutions locally for emergency situations.
We will attempt to develop a documentation guide to exemplify the process of documenting local solutions in order for them to be easily replicated elsewhere. While such guides already exist, we hope to streamline this process and stress the importance of documentation.
In an attempt to overcome energy issues and destruction of mountains, plains, rivers, and seas, the P2P Lab will attempt to bring such communities together and open up discussions on how energy is produced and consumed in society today.
In this time of COVID-19, Distributed Design has quickly become our reality out of necessity. Fab Labs and maker spaces are distributing machines, companies are collaborating, and designers worldwide are opening their processes to rapidly design, and many individuals want to help and innovate health and wellbeing equipment in response to the crisis on a global scale.
From design to mass 3D printing and lasercutting: how can the distributed design community help right now?
FabLab Budapest decided to organize a Distributed Design Info Day, where all participants have the opportunity to ask all their questions personally, regarding digital manufacturing and the OPEN CALL 4 IDEAS competition.
For a personal consultation, please send an e-mail to [email protected]
Circularity, waste reduction and utilization of local resources and raw materials: factors that help to create sustainable and livable cities. But how can designers take responsibility in this process, and what is the role of distributed design in the development of self-sufficient cities?
At the event, besides presenting the open call by FabLab Budapest, speakers will talk about the connections between sustainability and design, and how new manufacturing technologies influence product development processes, giving an insight into what does it mean to be a maker.
Are you working with product design and with a genuine focus on circular economy, responsible and distributable design? Are you driven by continuously challenging the traditional linear production and consumption models via circular design practices? Is your design idea embodying circular or regenerative design practices?
Join us at Underbroen for the 13th Maker Meetup on Circular Design on February 26th.
At this event, we will present the forthcoming Circular Design Market and tell you about the accelerator programme, you can apply to. Besides this, we have invited inspiring speakers who in different ways embrace the circular approach to design and business.
Answer our open call to participate at our 2 days workshop at Volumes (Paris) to develop and prototype your project, become a member of the Fab City Store and be one of the 2 selected projects present in Vienna for the MakerFaire in May.
How can the advances in digital fabrication contribute to locally productive and globally connected self-sufficient cities?
Discussing together with inspirational speakers during the Budapest Design Week.
The winning open-source design projects of Open Call 4 Ideas, submitted by Fablab Budapest and DDMP.
10 young designers had the opportunity to realize their open-source design projects during a Bootcamp in FabLab. Now we have the chance to see their works in an exhibition during the Budapest Design Week.
Machine Room as part of LDF’s Future City event.
Future City at London Design festival is presented by maker space Machines Room, 3D Printing company Batch.Works electric bike company Analog Motion and design studio Other Today.
Distributed Design Masterclass: Values and Applications at TechFestival, Copenhagen
This Masterclass will focus on the values of Distributed Design in the form of projects and on and offline tools that reflect them.
Join us for a prominent milestone in the Distributed Design Market Platform history as we announce and celebrate the 2019 winner of the Distributed Design Award.
Following the nomination process which started with 14 great project, which were then narrowed down to three finalists in the early summer, a final winner will now be announced at this ceremony taking place in Copenhagen in parallel with the 2019 installement of Techfestival; an unusual human-centric tech event gathering 20,000 people from all around the world.
Alongside the winners of the award the ceremony also features a list of prolific speakers to add global perspective and reflection to the celebration of distributed design:
- Christian Villum, Director of Digital & Future Thinking, Danish Design Centre
- Mariano Alesandro, Head of Future Thinking and Technology & The Index Project
- Carla Cammilla Hjort, Vision Director at SPACE10 & DDMP Advisory Board member
- Kate Armstrong, Fab Lab Barcelona Communication Director & DDMP Project Manager
- Stine Broen Christensen or Asger Nørregaard Rasmussen, UNDERBROEN
…and of course the award winner. Join us for this great occasion!
An immersive summer school in the heart of China’s dynamic manufacturing ecosystem
Work, learn, design, and debate about the Shaji ecosystem, rural development and urbanization issues, new online entrepreneurial models, and more with people from different disciplines.
What does it take to make a difference through design?
The winners of the Index Awards & other creatives present ideas on distributed design within fashion, design and manufacturing.
A couple of special nominees of the INDEX Awards and local talents will present their ideas on the future of design.
WeMakeThe.City is the festival that makes cities better. A five-day event in which we will tackle urgent challenges in urban daily life.
Shaping the city of the future, while facing urgent social issues with an attractive weekend programme and activities happening in different locations throughout the city of Amsterdam.
How can technology and knowledge create a sustainable future? A 3 days festival happening along the canals in Copenhagen.
Everyone is invited to explore and discuss; how technical solutions can solve some of the world’s most urgent challenges.
Exploring materials, tools, and fabrication in Iceland.
Join us in a textile research trip across the country with international experts and invited designers.
We combine new technologies with local industrial Icelandic ecosystems to activate local economy and local innovation
In this 40h course, we have included all the new tools a fashion designer should learn!
How open is Distributed Design?
An overview about DDMP and its activities at the CC Global Summit 2019 in Lisbon.
Discussing together with inspiring speakers – Looking forward to your feedback about the topic!
The biggest DIY festival in Austria. Visit Fab Labs, makerspaces and workshops all over the city of Vienna and try out new technologies.
Local DD Award!
Happylab Wien will acknowledge designers whose work can be located in the field of modern technologies with visibility at VIENNA DESIGN WEEK.
How is it possible to design product in an age of open source, resources and knowledge sharing?
Introducing the Distributed Design Market Platform in Budapest with speakers from the Fab Lab network!
How to survive in the jungle? Two days. Six selected designers. Professional support from the Fab Lab ecosystem.
Intensive mentoring sessions to help designers and makers to create business strategies, adapted to the new contexts of manufacturing and product sales.
Open Call for participants until March 31st!
Learn more in our News.
How can we create a circular fashion industry through distributed design? Inspiring ideas by makers and experts.
Fashion designers and experts share their view on the distributed future of fashion. Several creative talents that work at the intersection of science, fashion and technology, will present themselves and their work and ideas.
Looking for guidance to help in the development of your project?
A 2 days bootcamp to help creative entrepreneurs to find and reach their market.
Experts in marketing, industrial engineers, e-commerce, or legal, the project holder and its new ephemeral team will work for 48h on the definition of new development strategies to reach their market !
Join us at this 7th Maker Meet Up on RESPONSIBLE Design.
We will be sharing the forthcoming Responsible Design Market and the now open call for residencies and showcasing at Copenhagen Maker Festival 2019. We will also present inspiring speakers and case presentations from local makers on the agenda of responsible design.
Intensive mentoring sessions created to help designers, makers and emerging talents in their steps to create business strategies.
A total of six selected projects will go to Bilbao to receive mentorship from an interdisciplinary team to help them design a strategy and narrative that will help to surf the digital wave.
The Distributed Design Challenge Exhibition as part of London Design Fest. Show the lighting results of a challenging workshop at Tala Studios’ new headquarters.
Come and see what up and coming designers, working with new materials and new manufacturing paradigms, have created for Tala’s uniquely beautiful low energy bulbs.
5 days of experimentation, prototyping and production at Tala London, an award winning lighting brand.
Over a period of five days, each of the ten selected designers will use Tala’s sustainable, LED bulbs as inspiration to create lighting fixtures that can be manufactured anywhere in the world, using accessible digital manufacturing techniques.
We are coming together to discuss the bigger picture, share insights, and challenge best practices of Distributed Design as part of the Techfestival in Copenhagen.
During this summit you will experience and learn about Distributed Design – and together we will open up a discussion on the future of production and consumption in a digital and globalized world.
Celebrating the gathering of designers, makers and farmers who are adapting to the digitised world.
To facilitate interaction and create feedback loops among makers, designers and farmers, the P2P Lab is organising this 5-day event in Ioannina (Greece). The event will be hosted at Habibi.Works, a makerspace for asylum seekers and Greek locals in Katsikas (Ioannina).
What are the new distribution channels for their work and products at the time of the Fab City? How to strengthen the links between global creation and local manufacturing?
A popup store in the Parc de la Villette at the Fab City Summit is preseningt a selection of manifest products prefiguring the future market of the Think global / Make local.
An educational summer programme encompassing courses, lectures and workshops activities, for a two weeks period. The goal is to boost creativity and international opportunities for a selected pool of designers, architects, and engineers.
The programme case study is related to distributed food system, based on an environmental friendly perspective, investigating urban areas as spaces for interaction, work, culture, food production, and energy collection.
A festival that makes cities better. For five days in a row, we will tackle urgent everyday challenges in the urban environment, together with audience and experts, spread across different locations in the Amsterdam metropolitan area.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they make. From engineers, to artists, to scientists, to crafters, Maker Faire is a meeting place for these “makers” to show experiments, projects and innovations.
Maker Faire is a hands-on visual feast of invention and creativity and a celebration of technology, arts, craftsmanship, science, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture.
How will the future of foods change our lives?
In this first edition the futurefood.io meetup we’ll talk with a variety of start-ups about their vision, where they stand with their product or service and the importance of education.
With GROWx, Botanic Bites, MOJO Nutrition & Noah Tucker.
A physical presentation of a trans-media exhibition about the power of human-centred technology to transform urban environments and our socioeconomic systems.
Visit the exhibition and participate the conference with a range of international speakers.
How would people produce, consume and relate with each other in a digitised society?
Meet two entrepreneurs, working hands on with food and urbanism projects, realizing scenarios for a digitised world.
The festival for innovation, creativity and technology is happening in Austria.
Maker are presenting their projects and Vienna is opening workshops, and makerspaces all over the city open to visit.
We are launching the Distributed Design Award, celebrating the new kind of designers who are adapting to the digitized world. Open call for your design!
The Distributed Design Award is presented by the Distributed Design Market Platform in collaboration with the Danish Design Centre and the Danish Design Award.
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