Rethinking the garden

By Patrick Tanguay|2022-08-30T15:56:56-04:0011 August 2022|Territoire, Videos|

One of the defining features of Fab Cities is the idea of acting locally and connecting globally. For the last year+ of posting here, we’ve featured a lot of international projects. Now, even though we’ve always featured local projects too, we’re going to spend a little more time highlighting local initiatives that, whether they realise it or not, fit under the umbrella of the Fab City.

  • Wooden Foam, by Laura Gusart

Futures of food

By Patrick Tanguay|2022-06-20T04:47:57-04:0017 May 2022|Videos|

Not quite about fabrication, not about cities, not quite about making, it’s also kind of all the above, mixed in with food. Food safety, food autonomy, new kinds of proteins, local agriculture, local food making and invention, the list of variations in which our lives and the lives of our cities intersects with food is, of course, quite extensive.

  • Denys Argyriou on Unsplash

Lessons from a Universal Basic Mobility program

By Patrick Tanguay|2022-05-17T05:49:32-04:0010 May 2022|Mobility, Videos|

Short article and interview with Quinn Wallace, transportation planner at the Oakland Department of Transportation, on some of the results of the Universal Basic Mobility program run in 2021 by the Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT).

  • Baltimore Wood Project

From waste to furniture

By Patrick Tanguay|2022-05-31T07:59:16-04:006 July 2021|Videos|

Such a beautiful project, and with unusual partners. The US Forestry Service, whose mission is conservation, worked with social enterprise Humanim and furniture retailer Room & Board to put together a process of deconstruction of empty houses, rather than demolition, addressing a grave problem in Baltimore.

  • LEGO Art Machines

Maker break 01

By Patrick Tanguay|2022-05-31T07:34:51-04:0029 April 2021|Videos|

Despite “fab” being part of Fab City and Fab Lab, the presence of Fab Labs and maker spaces is now just one aspect of a much broader range of ideas and solutions in the Fab City initiative, which wants to act as a global infrastructure and source of knowledge for transforming the way we work, live, interact and evolve in cities.

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