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Digital Craftmanship Days 2018

16.02.2018 to 23.02.2018
From midday to 2.30 p.m.
Ateneu de Fabricació de Les Corts (c/Comtes de Bell-Lloc, 192, 08014, Barcelona) i Ateneu de Fabricació de La Fàbrica del Sol (Pg. de Salvat Papasseit, 1, 08003, Barcelona)

Photo by Cristina Jiménez Rey for the collection Cod3ntidad de ZER.

ELISAVA, in collaboration with Ateneus de Fabricació network at the Fab Lab Barcelona, ​​organizes a series of conferences onArtesania Digital (Digital Crafts). The first two will take place on the 16th and 23rd of February.

The new manufacturing contexts that are defined by the use of new communication and manufacturing technologies represent an opportunity to explore new production relationships that involve new actors and new processes. Also, the extension of 3D printing technologies, low cost CNC machines, cutters, etc. opens the possibility of distributing the design and manufacturing processes to very local, even individual, scales. This allows to:

a) involve local artisans in ecosystems of local collaborative production and of greater scope.
b) re-industrialize the urban environment.
c) open new ways of local economy connecting sustainability and the circular economy with new values ​​centred on DIY.

To follow along these lines, we must explore the real possibilities. That is, to know what kind of knowledge local producers have of their own trade and new areas, as well as the conditioning factors of the new digital economies.

This conference is born with the will to break barriers and to bring craftwork to technology, companies with self-production, culture and industry. In order to facilitate conversations and contact between the attendees, each of the conferences will address a specific field of application, where a renowned expert on the subject will make a presentation followed by a space open the attending public to present their work and debate on the subject.


Day 1

"Fashion, textiles and digital manufacturing"
Date: Friday, February 16
Time: 12 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Place: Ateneu de Fabricació de Les Corts


Photo by Cristina Jiménez Rey for the collection Cod3ntidad de ZER.

Lecture: Anastasia Pistofidu, Fab Textile Leader at Fab Lab Barcelona.
Anastasia Pistofidou is an architect that works with digital fabrication technologies since 2009. She has been in the core team of IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona as tutor, advanced manufacturing office manager, coordinator and researcher. In 2013 she established personal applied research line, Fab Textiles, that combines digital techniques and crafts oriented towards soft manufacturing.

It shows the collection CON3CTED of ZER 3D Design, winner of the Samsung Ego Innovation Project 2018.
Ane Castro Sudupe and Núria Costa Ginjaume co-founded the firm ZER in 2017, a project that explores new possibilities for responsible manufacturing and the creation of fabrics through 3D design and printing, working on the introduction of new technologies and design in the making of collections Fashion. Its main objective is the introduction of new technologies in clothing.

Moderator: Oscar Tomico, head of the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering at ELISAVA.


Day 2

"Sustainability, plastic recycling, and digital manufacturing"
Date: Friday, February 23
Time: 12 a.m. to2.30 p.m.
Place: Ateneu de Fabricació La Fàbrica del Sol


Lecture: Salva Fabregas, responsible for the Area of ​​Expression of the Degree in Design of ELISAVA.
Master's Degree in Design and Communication by ELISAVA and the PompeuFabra University. BA in Design by the Winchester School of Art, Southampton University. Graduated in Industrial Design by La Llotja, and Technical specialist in Mechanics by La Salle. He is a professor of Drawing and Projects.

As a product designer with his own studio, he has specialized in urban projects. He has been distinguished throughout his career with several awards such as the Delta de Plata 2009, or the Premi Catalunya d'Ecodisseny in 2011 and 2015.

His Releu recycled plastic bin was chosen for the urban endowments of the Diputación de Barcelona in 2011, and more recently, in 2017, the Antivolabossa device has been selected by the UN Environment as an innovative solution to prevent plastic waste in the Mediterranean. He is co-author of the book Grafeno: un material para un cambio de paradigma (Graphene: a material for a paradigm change), published in 2017.

Moderators: Aniol López Pradas and Marc Benito Padró (Taller Esfèrica).


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