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Lecture: Fablabs as dynamizers of the city

TOMAS DIEZ is a Venezuela born urbanist specialized in digital fabrication and its implications on future city models. He currently leads the project Fab Lab at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and is part of the team which will develop the Barcelona Fab City project in the upcoming years.

He has participated in technological and social projects such as rehabilitation plans for marginal areas of Caracas, digital manufacturing installation Hyperhabitat for the XI Venice Architecture Biennale, digital fabrication of the first solar house in Barcelona: the “Fab Lab House” for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 in Madrid as well as the launch of Fab Labs in cities like Lima (Peru), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Ahmedabad (India).

The video lecture embedded below (or here on YouTube) was recorded at Connectivity Lab Live, an event celebrating the inauguration of Connectivity Lab, which is an experimental prototype arena where skills, technology and researchers meet with entrepreneurs and companies to help create new and better services, experiences and products in the field of digital media and connected devices.

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