The Fab City Summit gathers the core team behind the Fab City Global Initiative, which aims to develop a new model for cities to produce everything they consume by 2054. The third edition of the summit is going to be organized in Paris between July 11th and 13th and will be hosted by the Fab City Grand Paris Association, the Paris City Council and the Fab City Foundation. The event will be followed by a Fab City Campus all over the Parc de La Villette that will include prototypes, installations and workshops open to the public until July 22nd.
Fab City Lab
The Fab City Summit opens with an invitation-only event on July 11th hosted at the city of Paris Town Hall. The location is a symbol of the strong collaboration between the City Council and the members of Fab City Grand Paris Association.
July 12th and 13th
Fab City Conference
Cities, Industry and Society gather for two days of inspirations and networking to shape a common vision of the Fab City Movement. Keynotes, Conferences, Meetups, Masterclasses and Workshops and much more.
Unveiled on Friday 14th
Fab City Campus
The Fab City Campus is a short-term intervention that will showcase local and international experiences and prototypes of Fab Cities. It will include exhibitions, workshops for citizens and guided tours of local Fab Labs and makerspaces involved in the Fab City project.
Danielle Wood (USA)
Dr. Wood leads the Space Enabled Research Group seeking to advance justice in earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space. She has been previously working at NASA, Aerospace Corporation, Johns Hopkins University, and the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs.
Gerardo Pisarello Prados (ES)
Born in Argentina in 1970, he has lived in Barcelona since 2001. Gerardo is currently First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council and responsible for Economy and Labour, Digital City and International Relations. He is also in charge of International Relations and Global Justice, Historical Memory, Technology and Digital Innovation.
Neil Gershenfeld (USA)
Neil is the creator of the famous class 'How to make (almost) anything' which later led him to launch the Fab Lab movement. His works and research focus on breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds. Neil is the author of numerous books including his latest Designing Reality.
Saskia Sassen (USA)
Saskia is a student of cities, immigration, and states in the world economy, with inequality, gendering and digitization three key variables in her work. Her books are translated in over twenty languages. She has received many awards and multiple doctor honoris causa. She coined the term Global City.
Dave Hakkens (The Netherlands)
Dave Hakkens a 28 year old designer from the Netherlands. Dave's goal is simple: he just wants 'to make the world better by making things'. Whether it's an inspirational video, machines to recycle plastic or a phone concept it doesn’t really matter. As long as it might push the world in a better direction he is interested.
Indy Johar (UK)
Indy has co-founded multiple social ventures from Impact Hubs to Open Desk and the Wikihouse Open source construction system. He is also involved at Dark Matter labs, which aims to apply complex systems science to Urban & Regional Renewal to solve the wicked challenges society faces in the 21st century.
José Luis De Vicente (ES)
José is interested in digital culture, innovation and new media art. He is currently the curator of Sónar+D, the Creative Technologies and New Media area of Barcelona’s acclaimed Sónar Festival, as well as a curator at FutureEverything Festival, Manchester. He is Senior Faculty at IaaC - Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.
Rory Aronson (USA)
Educated as an engineer and Entrepreneur at heart, Rory is the guy behind the renowned FarmBot project, an open-source precision farming machine and software designed for small scale food production. His vision is to create an open and accessible technology to help everyone to grow food.
Sherry Lassiter (USA)
Sherry Lassiter is one of the architects of the MIT global initiative for field on-site technology development, the Fab Lab program. Sherry is currently engaged at the Fab Foundation in the deployment and growth of Fab Labs around the world, enabling grassroots technology development by, for and of the community.
Fab 14 +
The 2018 Fab City Summit in Paris is the opening event of FAB14+, the annual international gathering of the fab lab network (more than 1000 members) that will happen in France for the first time this year. The Fab City Summit will be followed by the Fab Distributed and the Fab Conference and Symposium in Toulouse.