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BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER

Roel Rijssenbeek - Art Director



32 349 35 95
www.designseptember.be
Roel@best.be

Jean de Gheldere - General Manager


jean@best.be


Brussels Design September - FabLabs Route

From 07/09/2017 to 30/09/2017

This year’s Design September will highlight the group workshops, ‘ateliers’, and their members. The event will be two-fold A joint-exhibition at the BIP where each FabLab will highlight the maker’s work and an open-door weekend (September 16th – 17th) offering learning and creation with a journey through the city and its spaces. Created in the late 1990s at the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), under the leadership of Professor Neil Gershenfeld, the FabLab are DIY (Do It Yourself) workshops geared towards the engineering and creation of material objects via digital methods. These places of exchange and co-creation allow the research, design, exploration, experimentation and realization of prototypes and finished objects. They are a more human, social and local component that are participating in this 4th industrial revolution, the merging of digital and material production. Within these spaces, amateurs and professionals alike are found around electronics, robotics and 3D printing, but also around more traditional techniques such as metallurgy and carpentry. They train each other to use machines, among other numerical production methods, and therefore re-appropriate technology, know-how and the means of production. The members share their resources and knowledge in a horizontal and dynamic way, encouraging the revelation of their individual creative potential. Close to the Hacker culture, the FabLabs propose to use open source information, but beyond that, new values are put forward. Indeed, by transforming the reliance on consumption as a manufacturer instead of buying, by learning what is useful to us, by giving ourselves the right to innovate, to modify, and to recycle, we are witnessing the emergence of a new Society of consumer-actors. In Brussels, the first FabLabs appeared at the end of 2011, today they form a dynamic and diverse community.

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iMAL © Photo: Vincent Long


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iMAL © Photo: Samuel Arnaud


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iMAL © Photo: Samuel Arnaud


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© FabLab'ke


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© FabLab'ke


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© Recyclart


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© Recyclart


Press Release

DP_Design_September_2017-FR-.pdf
Dossier de presse


Press Release

PD_Design_September_2017-NL-.pdf
Persdossier


Press Release

PR_Design_September_2017-ENG-.pdf
Press release