Traditionally, smart city initiatives have promised solutions within individual sectors, such as transport, health and climate. But the emerging truth is that you cannot solve the challenges through initiatives confined to each sector. Organicity develops and tests new tools that support a new generation city technologies focused on citizen engagement and co-creation.
Making Sense will show how open source software, open source hardware, digital maker practices and open design can be effectively used by local communities to appropriate their own technological sensing tools, make sense of their environments and address pressing environmental problems in air, water, soil and sound pollution.
The GROW Observatory (GROW) is a European-wide project engaging thousands of growers, scientists and others passionate about the land. We will discover together, using simple tools to better manage soil and grow food, while contributing to vital scientific environmental monitoring.
MAKE-IT is a Horizon2020 European research project focused on how the role of Collective Awareness Platforms (CAPS) enables the growth and governance of the Maker movement, particularly in relation to Information Technology, using and creating social innovations and achieving sustainability.
The iSCAPE is a project aims to integrate and advance the control of air quality and carbon emissions in European cities in the context of climate change
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Smart Citizen is a platform for the generation of social participatory processes in urban areas. Connecting data, people and knowledge, the objective of the platform is to serve as a node for building productive and open indicators, and distributed tools, bringing thereafter to the collective construction of the city for and by its own inhabitants.
The Open Source Beehives project is a network of citizen scientists tracking bee decline. We use sensor enhanced beehives and data science to study honeybee colonies throughout the world. All of our technology and methods, are documented and made openly available for anyone to use.
Pavilion for the FAB10 Symposium. Barcelona, July 2nd to 8th, 2014. Initial design by Margen-Lab, produced by IAAC and collaborative designed, build, and customized by the FabLab Network.
The is a research center for self-sufficient habitats, located on an historic 130 hectare farm in the 20 minutes from downtown Barcelona. Valldaura Labs is a testing ground allowing to learn directly from nature in order to apply this understanding to the regeneration of XXIst century cities.
Hyperhabitat is a research project that explores the potential of information technology to reorganize the habitability of the world. From a single small object to the planet itself. Hyperhabitat, reprogramming the world is the biggest Internet Zero network ever built.
The Barcelona Fab textiles based in the Stigmergic Fibers (A new approach to material behaviour) designed by Jean Akanish, Jin Shihui, Alexander Dolan and Ali Yerdel in the Master for Advanced Architecture (IAAC 2012-2013_Digital Tectonics – Fabrication Ecologies) is working in a new technology for fashion design related with natural hemp fibers.
Dressellate explores folding techniques by transforming a 2D pattern and a piece of fabric, into a 3D volume. The prototype, made from thin plastic sheets is a study of the volumetry of the body. The final piece is a double sided organic fabric covered with a natural resin that provides rigidness.
The Fab Lab House Project lead by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, the Center for Bit and Atoms of the MIT and a world wide network of fab labs have been chosen as one of participants in Solar Decathlon Europe competition, which will take place in Madrid in June 2010.
Using digital computing and fabrication methods we are able to rapidly prototype and assemble new designs. You can use any 2D or 3D software to create patterns ready for cutting. The machines allow a us a wide range of possibilities, so try to take advantage of the accuracy, precision, and repetitions these machines can achieve. If you don’t have them, these tools can be found at your local Fab Lab, tech shop, or digital fabrication laboratory (if you don’t have them at home, and aside from the laser cutter, you probably will) book a time slot for fabrication with your local fablab or tech shop.