First FabCity Summit

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A worldwide network is working out the concept of locally productive and globally connected cities: a Fab City. Fab City is a new urban model for self-sufficient cities in which citizens are empowered. Amsterdam will join this network too. To become a Fab City requires having a more precise knowledge of the way cities work. Which steps should be taken now to make our cities more resilient to future challenges?

The Fab City is a global project to develop locally productive, self-sufficient and globally connected cities. The city of Barcelona was the first to endorse the Fab City principles during last year’s 10th Fab Lab Conference. The idea of a Fab City originates from the worldwide network of Fab Labs; local fabrication laboratories that use digital technologies to “make almost anything”.

The Fab City network comprises an international think tank of civic leaders, fab lab champions, makers, urbanists and innovators who are collectively working on the same goal; changing the persistent paradigm of the current industrial economy, where the city operates on a linear model of importing products and producing waste, to an urban model of the self-sufficient city. Tonight’s public dialogue follows an expert meeting of the International Fab City network. Many of these participants will also join the discussion; how can we make a Fab City?

Neil Gerschenfeld
Tomas Diez
Marleen Stikker
Ger Baron
Vicente Guallart
Joost Beunderman
Civic Systems Lab

Afternoon programme (invity-only)
Date: 20/04 13:00
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger

Evening programme (public)
Date: 20/04 20:00
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger

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