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Migratory Movements of Homo Faber: Mapping Fab Labs in Latin America

Conference: 16th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2015 - "The next city". São Paulo, Brazil, July 8-10, 2015, At São Paulo, Brazil., Volume: Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures. The Next City - New Technologies and the Future of the Built Environment ( Communications in Computer and Information Science, Volume 527 - 2015)

The present paper is a mapping study of digital fabrication laboratories in Latin America. It presents and discusses results from a survey with 31 universities’ fab labs, studios and independent initiatives in Latin America. The objective of this study is fourfold: firstly, to draw the cultural, social and economic context of implementation of digital fabrication laboratories in the region; secondly, to synthesize relevant data from correlations between organizational structures, facilities and technologies, activities, types of prototypes, uses and areas of application; thirdly, to draw a network of people and institutions, recovering connections and the genealogy of these fab labs; and fourthly, to present some fab labs that are intertwined with local questions. The results obtained indicate a complex “homo faber” network of initiatives that embraces academic investigations, architectural developments, industry applications, artistic propositions and actions in social processes.

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:PERUUPC/oai:repositorioacademico.upc.edu.pe:10757/614909
Date8 July 2015
CreatorsSperling, David M., Herrera Polo, Pablo C., Scheeren, Rodrigo
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Source SetsUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)
LanguageEnglish
Detected LanguageEnglish
Typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
SourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Repositorio Académico - UPC
Rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Relationhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/279750155_Migratory_Movements_of_Homo_Faber_Mapping_Fab_Labs_in_Latin_America

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