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We are excited to announce that this year the Global Innovation Gathering will be hosting a pre-publica programme on May 20th together with the Distributed Design Europe Network. The programme is going to feature makers and innovators from around the world showcasing their work.

 

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Take part in the culinary experience of the Design Dining programme and create a limited series of tableware design pieces.

The selected tableware series will be presented at pop-up dinners and exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad.

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Join Make Works Scotland and fellow design students from across Scotland to discuss crowdfunding, product design and manufacturing.

With speakers from Kickstarter, Shift, and OpenDot Milan.

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Make Works Scotland led discussion about materialising transition to circular models in our making and manufacturing community.

With speakers from the Edinburgh Tool Library and the Kalopsia Collective.

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In the last year we have all been further away and with more and more need to find solutions to collective problems in a collaborative way.

But how to do remote co-design effectively?

The Masterclass “Remote Co-design” hosted by OpenDot and held by Anna Zylicz, Senior Communication Designer of ideo.org offers an overview of tools and best practices to hold participatory design sessions remotely with heterogeneous work teams efficiently.

The Masterclass will be held in English and divided into two parts:

10.30 – 12.30 AM (GMT+2) | OPEN TALK | open to all on registration

Terminology, tools, best practices and when and how to use remote co-design to meet the needs of users and the team.

02.00 – 06.00 PM (GMT+2) | WORKSHOP | hands-on activity with limited places

We will share our experiences and design, plan and co-design in small groups.

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In this workshop Happylab invites makers and designers to deal with the process of creating patterns in a vector program, which can then be used for implementation on the laser cutter or cutting plotter. Based on an existing template, workshop host Anita Bauer shows ways and possibilities how we can get a working vector in the software and then implement the pattern on the machines.

Course content:
– Participate in the entire workflow from creating a pattern design to implementing it on a machine
– Get software skills in a vector program
– Develop a routine when implementing your own ideas

Workshop host: Anita Bauer
Studied at the University of Applied Arts. Anita already got to know the Happylab during her studies through numerous projects on the laser cutter. Her experiences were deepened with many trainer workshops for the Happylab, as well as her work as a course leader for the Happylab Bootcamp. Together with MaMaMu, Anita held the workshop “Design your own shirt on the laser cutter” in the Happylab for the Vienna Design Week 2018. Above all, Anita is interested in how she can use machines from digital production sensibly as a substitute for manual activities and what aesthetic potential she can draw from using the machines.

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Because of Covid-19 crisis more than 5 millions solutions have been produced in less than 5 weeks by makers and designers all around the World, to help hospitals and other structures, to tackle the spread of the virus. Far more than any single industry could have achieved in such a short amount of time.

This astonishing number shows how collaboration, digital technologies and a distributed system of local production can really make a difference, not just in helping the healthcare system during this emergency, but in the everyday activities too.

This is also the first time in which such a large community gets in contact with a complex yet fundamental regulatory framework, to guarantee the safety of the solutions produced.

What has been done? How to contribute? What should we know when doing health&care solutions?

We are discussing on this with:
Dr. Reeser, contributor and fundraiser for the “Intubation box”
Elisabetta Biasin & Erik Kamenjasevic, legal researchers from CiTiP – Centre for IT & IP Law – Ku Leuven
Sabrina Merlo, local response lead from OSMS (Open Source Medical Supplies)

Open Live Webinar from Facebook,  Linkedin e Youtube.

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22.04.2021
Makers and a Distributed Network Approach Towards a Green and Inclusive Europe.

Join us to explore the potential of makers and Distributed Networks for reaching the aims of the New European Bauhaus.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION ONLINE
Register here! | Event in English

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The Viral Design book asks the question: What is the experience of those working in distributed design during this time and how can we learn from this experience for the future?

On this week’s Plan C Live, hosts Dale Dougherty of Make Community and Dorothy Jones-Davis of Nation of Makers speak with some of the innovators and collaborators who worked on the project, not only about what they and their colleagues and collaborators have achieved, but also what they think the future holds: Where do we go from here?

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10-11.12.2020
Crafts TECH. Jornada sobre artesanía y diseño distribuido para una producción sostenible
FREE TO STREAM ON Youtube
Register here! | Event in Spanish and Catalan

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15.10.2020
LIVE TALK with Mariano Alesandro, Head of Future Thinking & Technology at The Index Project
FREE TO STREAM ON FACEBOOK
Week 5 of distributed Design Academy 2020.

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15.10.2020
LIVE TALK with Emma Koubayssi, Head of Social Impact at Animas Coaching
FREE TO STREAM ON FACEBOOK
Week 4 of distributed Design Academy 2020.

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15.10.2020
LIVE TALK with Tom Meades, designer and co-founder of gomi
FREE TO STREAM ON FACEBOOK
Week 3 of distributed Design Academy 2020.

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08.10.2020
LIVE TALK with Katrine Hesseldal, PhD student at  Burberry Material Futures Research Group and product designer
FREE TO STREAM ON FACEBOOK
Week 2 of distributed Design Academy 2020.

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1.10.2020
LIVE TALK with Joseph Klatt, the “business guy” behind Precious Plastics
FREE TO STREAM ON FACEBOOK
Week 1 of distributed Design Academy 2020.

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25.9.–4.10.2020
LOCAL RESPONSE, GLOBAL NEED – DESIGN RESPONSES TO SHIELD MASKS exhibition |
Wien (Austria)
How communities of designers and makers have found their own ways of assuming responsibility in the COVID-19 crisis?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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“Scaling a Community of Practice for Education in STEM through Digital Fabrication.

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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?

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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.

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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]

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Kickstarter Masterclass at the OpenDot

Design, Entrepreneurship & Storytelling With a Crowd
with Heather Corcoran / European Design & Technology Outreach Lead

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We are inviting you to a breakfast session in Amsterdam!

Inspiring designers on new ways of manufacturing, by working open source and digital.

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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!

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An informal show and Tell Session in Lisbon!

Bringing together local and visiting makers alongside the CC Global Summit 2019

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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 !

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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!

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Co-create with Tzoumakers: Open source agriculture workshop, celebrating the gathering of designers, makers and farmers who are adapting to the digitised world.

This 5-day workshop will be hosted at the rural makerspace “Tzoumakers“, which is located in Ioannina (Greece).

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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.

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Copenhagen’s annual maker faire.

Celebrating and promoting responsible design with 300 citizens, 300 makers and an international community of talent.

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Europe’s most inspiring festival on internet and society | tl;dr re:publica 19 | May 6-8, 2019.

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For the first time this year each member of the Distributed Design Market Platform is gathering in Barcelona to exchange, network and develop the platform.

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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.

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A Fab City Store that suits you – Join this first meetup of the year for a moment of exchange!

 

Build together a version 2.0 of the store to support designers, craftmen and makers that create the city of tomorrow:
sustainable, open and social.

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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.

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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.

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Nominations are now open for the 2019 Distributed Design Award, a partnership between Distributed Design Market Platform and INDEX:Award

European makers and designers who have developed a design project affiliated with a Fab Lab are encouraged to apply. 

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Discussing the relationship between blockchain and distributed design, focusing on exchange mechanisms in networked platforms.

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As a response to Black Friday we are collaborating with Make Smthng and Greenpeace and kicking off a Mission in where one design is manufactured in different locations across Europe!

Accept the challenge. Join the mission.

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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.

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Celebrating the worlds biggest art and technology faire hosted in Bilbao by Espacio Open.

The selected participants of the Maker to Market Bootcamp in Bilbao present their design projects.

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Makers and designers on how digital design and local manufacturing can empower cities.

Join the Embassy of Urban Transformation at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven!

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An event to discuss Distributed Design amongst other European projects with and for Makers with the Italian Maker community during Maker Faire Rome 2018.

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The presentation of open source healthcare solutions during Maker Faire Rome.

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A meetup of all members of the Distributed Design Market Platform to review the past and plan the future.

The meeting will be held in Copenhagen’s Fab Lab Underbroen.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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A public workshop of creating open source instruments and experimenting with music in the Creative Arts Hall at Hlemm on Cultural Night.

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The Maker Faire of Copenhagen,  presenting and exploring trends and innovations in technology, craft and design.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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