Symposium / Fabricating Futures

  • when Fri 30.03.2018
  • time from 16:00 till 18:30
  • place Design museum Gent
  • price free
  • reservation enroll
Fabricating Futures

What can architects and designers come up if design and fabrication becomes robotic?

The installation that will be built during the masterclass Fabricating Futures will be the starting point for reflections, presentations and discussion on the impact of robots on the design and fabrication processes. The invited speakers will introduce you to the possibilities of computational design and robotic fabrication. Today and in the future.

What is the impact of these technologies on the role of the designer? How do these fabrication methods relate to traditional means of fabrication? Which evolutions are there within the field of computational design and robotic fabrication? And what will their impact be architecture and design?


Corneel Cannaerts | Postdoctoral Research, KU Leuven
Design for Robotic Fabrication

Gilles Retsin | Architect, Program Director at Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

Elise Elsacker | PhD candidate, VUB
Living Material Fabrication for Sustainable Lightweight Architecture

Thibaut Van Dousselaere & Silke Van Geeteruyen | Masterthesis, UGent