Fabricating the City through an AdHoc Platform
FabAthens is a platform for developing ad hoc city interventions in a continuous urban transformation. FabAthens is a productive and shareable by the citizens’ platform. It uses Urban Innovation Ecosystems as a tool and refers to Adhoc Tinguely’s NTUA workshops / courses for a modelization of its “from meta-mechanics to post-digital” dimension (https://metamechpostdigital.wordpress.com). It relates to the ad hoc conceived courses, as being the modelization of its “post-digital” dimension.
Urban Innovation Ecosystmems comprise localized small-scale innovations distributed in the urban field, which through their interconnection, accelerate strategies related to a Senseable, Creative, Productive contemporary city. The aspect of urban production is central in the research roadmap, rendering the transformation of Athens into a FAB CITY as an ultimate goal. Senseable City is equipped with intelligent systems, in order to collect urban data in real time, allowing open access for all users. Large sensor networks provide critical information about natural and built environment. Creative City promotes new types of synergies among users, local institutions, academia and businesses (4P: public-private-people partnership), aiming at innovation and knowledge creation. Productive City is a network of interconnected small-scale producers, applying open fabrication with the contribution of FabLab Athens (Cf HUM(erus), humerusrobot.wordpress.com).
The works we presented from Tinguely v.1 course of the School of Architecture NTUA dated from 2014. P. Vasilatos, A. Stavridou, and M. Papavasileiou participate also in the 2015 course.