“Industry 4.0” is the name given to the current digital manufacturing industry, and it is causing huge changes to construction, furniture, and other areas involving “making things.” As “digital fabrication” becomes more and more popular, what will happen to “local craft,” which is “handiwork” and “making things” done by local workers? Combining “digital fabrication” with the “local craft” technologies of a local area, can the range of possibilities for “making things” can be broadened?
Kyushu University and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) were cooperatively presenting the workshop series “Beyond Industry 4.0: Digital Fabrication and Local Craft” across Minamioguni-machi, Fukuoka City, Kyoto, and Sydney, with Japanese and Australian experts and researchers engaging in discussions examining what the future holds as “digital fabrication” and “local craft” come together.
November 26th (Monday), 2018
At Minamioguni-machi Town Hall Extension Lecture “Digital Fabrication and Woodworking”
November 27th (Tuesday), 2018
At Minamioguni-machi Town Hall International Symposium “Digital Processes and Craft Traditions”
November 28th (Wednesday), 2018
At Kyushu University Ohashi Campus Workshop “Education Futures”
November 29th (Thursday), 2018
At MTRL KYOTO Public Talk “Digital and Material: Recent trends in Australia”
the Environmental Design Global Hub Website
in the coming days.
UNSW Smart Cities Research Cluster, UNSW Design Futures Lab, UNSW Built Environment
Kyushu University Environmental Design Global Hub