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Beyond the “Fab Lab” model: design and other spaces of creation using digital fabrication technologies

Beyond the “Fab Lab” model: design and other spaces of creation using digital fabrication technologies

Scheeren, Rodrigo; Sperling, David M.;

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Laboratories based on the "Fab Lab" model have spread virtuously around the world in the past two decades. Over the years, some alternatives have emerged, establishing themselves in a more contextualized way. The article presents “other creative spaces”, involving case studies from three laboratories in South America: “Fábrica Diseño e Innovación” (Argentina), “Fab Lab Livre SP” (Brazil), and “Exploratorio: taller público de experimentación” (Colombia). In this way, it shows an analysis of the functioning of these laboratories in each condition, the practices emerging from these places related to the sociotechnical adequacy of digital fabrication technologies into their realities.

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Palavras-chave: Fab Lab, Digital fabrication, Social innovation, Sociotechnical adequacy, Case studies,


DOI: 10.5151/sigradi2020-38

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Scheeren, Rodrigo; Sperling, David M.; "Beyond the “Fab Lab” model: design and other spaces of creation using digital fabrication technologies", p. 275-282 . In: Congreso SIGraDi 2020. São Paulo: Blucher, 2020.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/sigradi2020-38

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