FABRICATE is an internationally peer reviewed conference to be held at The Building Centre in London from 15-16 April 2011. With presentations and conversations between pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation. FABRICATE has emerged as the first in a series of focused events from the highly successful Digital Architecture Conference and Digital Hinterlands Exhibition in London September 2009.
FABRICATE will assess the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century. Discussion on key themes will include: digital craft, representation and realization, material performance and manipulation, off-site and on-site construction, interdisciplinary education, economic and sustainable contexts, automated fabrication, and associated theory.
Organised by The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London in collaboration with The Building Centre London, this conference intends to frame discussion around the presentation of built or partially built works by individuals or collaborators in research, practice and industry selected from submissions through our Call for Works (deadline 10 September 2010).
Representing the broad disciplinary spectrum from design to production, the presentation of built work will contribute alongside leading invited speakers from Australia, Europe, North America, and Asia. A significant and supportive context for the event will be provided by London’s extensive network of global creative consultancies, many no more than a short stroll away from the venue.
We welcome original, innovative and pioneering projects for the Call for Works and we would also encouraged works in progress to enter too. Submission requirements emphasise strong and informative visual material with succinct analytical text and project synopsis. A major publication based on selected conference submissions together with articles from keynote speakers will be launched in time for the conference.
We hope you will join us in London on 15-16 April 2011.
Bob Sheil & Ruairi Glynn
Co-Chairs of FABRICATE 2011