Manufacturing the future at In3dustry - Fira de Barcelona

Manufacturing the future at In3dustry - Fira de Barcelona

by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on May 26, 2016

June 23rd at In3dustry: Manufacturing the Future

A series of inspirational talks to discover future scenarios in advanced manufacturing and distributed production, and understand how are going to transform our cities and society. A multi scalar journey through technologies and applications that are disrupting the way things are made: from biomaterials to space architecture. “Manufacturing the Future” brings together a selected group of researchers, thinkers and practitioners from different fields of knowledge who have transformed (are transforming), and will transform the way we produce and distribute almost anything.


Speakers line-up: 13:30-17:45h


Everything matters: on materials, nature and form (13:30 - 14:30)

Thomas Landrain, La Pallaisse - Pili

Laia Mogas-Soldevila and Jorge Duro, Mediated Matter group at MIT - Tufts

Francis Bitonti, Francis Bitonti Studio

Break (5min)


Opening the box: new tools for distributed production (14:35 - 15:35)

Ben Lazarus, Stratasys

Paul Sohi, Autodesk

Bram Geenen and Rich Hulskes, Wevolver

Break (5min)


The production of human habitat: who and how will make it? (15:40 - 16:40)

Mark Burry, Urban Futures - Melbourne School of Design

Donald K. Carter, Remaking Cities Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

Thomas Ermacora, The Maker Mile - London

Break (5min)



The big picture: exploring the limits of our planet and beyond (16:45 - 17:45)

Joe Murphy, Ellen Macarthur Foundation

Vincent Loubiere, Airbus

Xavier de Kestelier, Foster and Partners





Manufacturing the Future is curated by Tomas Diez, director of the Fab City Research Laboratory at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. It is the closing event for the IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solution.



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