Newsletter April 2014 – Fab10 CfP (deadline 2 May)

Dear colleagues

FAB10 will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other Association fellows and share future goals and projects. Expect another update or two from us before the conference. Here are already two important issues:

  1. Early bird tickets are available before 1 May ... details see
  2. Call for Papers is open, deadline 2 May, details see below

Fab10 Call for Papers

Dear all, please check the Fab10 Barcelona call for papers! let us know any feedback, and hope to get your contributions soon (deadline is 2nd May 2014).

Call for Papers

Continuing the development of Research Papers and Posters-track for FAB10, we’ve issued a call for papers and posters, both based on the conference theme.

Productive Cities. From Fab Labs to Fab Cities - and Fab Citizens.

For centuries, cities have been hives of productivity, actual factories for goods, ideas and services. Late twentieth century developments have increasingly degraded cities (and their inhabitants) into mere consumers, requiring an ever increasing input of energy and finished goods. The resulting logistic effort is, as is becoming evident not just in developing countries, getting in the way of an urban quality of life, besides being far from sustainable.

We are looking for proposals on how cities can re-discover their potential for productivity - without compromising other aspects of life. You can submit your abstract (300-500 words) at this page:

The submission deadline is 2nd May 2014 and there will be a publication with ISSN.


Fab10 will have a parallel track each day from Wednesday to Friday for daily research reviews.

Themes for the conference are

Productive Cities

New Manufacturing / Cities Infrastructure for Citizen Innovation / Public Policy in the Making / Emergent Economies / Reindustrialisation of Cities

Emergent Communities

Crowdsourcing Knowledge / Crowd-Funding Projects / Co-working / Collaborative and Sharing Economy / Education

Digital Fabrication

Additive Manufacturing / New Materials / Bio Fabrication / Subtractive Fabrication / Self-Assembly Structures / Codes into Materials / Material Computation


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