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The Mass Distribution of (almost) Everything
The rapid urbanisation process of the last century has been possible thanks to the industrial revolution and the assembly line, which allowed for the rapid reproduction and replication of infrastructure, products and urban morphologies around the world. Cities of today reflect the standardization and linear economy in how urban dynamics operate: they consume most of the world’s resources and generate most of world’s waste (according to the United Nations). On the other hand, the exponential growth of digital technologies (computation, communication, fabrication) of the last decades offers the opportunity to enable a transition towards a model based on a global and distributed flow of data (and knowledge) and local flow of materials.
This book explores the theoretical and practical expereinces of Distributed Design as a prefered urban model for the future.

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Context
An exhibition system designed to be modular, able to be constructed from local materials, anywhere.

Process
Files for CNC and printing available soon.

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How to communicate yourself and your project as a maker and designer?

Tips  and tricks for operating as a maker or designer in the age of Distributed Design with solid examples and a short training that help you to communicate globally!

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The Global Maker – Presentation

The Global Maker – 10 Steps Playbook

The Global Maker – Training

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Have a look at our Playbook. Let us introduce you to our project and strategy for the second year of this European project.

Global Context

The concept of distributed design

Our values

Strategy

Vision

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Mission to Make is a distributed design challenge, which sees the same design manufactured in syndication across platform member locations in Europe.

As an extension, Fred&Co are partnering with Makernet to take one of the winning lamp designs and test the theory of distributed manufacture in labs in Nepal, Ghana and Kenya.

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Mission to Make – The Kit

Communication Material

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