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The African Fabbers School
Thu 6 April 2017, 11:00 – 11:50 CEST
The talk will launch the African Fabbers School project, the first school of urban ecologies, self-construction and digital fabrication in Africa. The School will be realised in Cameroon by Paolo Cascone with the Urban Fabrication Laboratory in the framework of the project CAM’ON promoted by the COE ngo (Associazione Centro Orientamento Educativo) with the support of AICS – Italian Agency for Development Cooperation. The AFS research and educational programme is based on the idea of bridging the African and the European artisans and designers through community oriented projects, workshops and applied researches. This with the aim of exploring the interaction between African material systems and digital manufacturing technologies for sustainable living.
introduction by PAOLO CASCONE/COdesignLab
with the intervention of SIMONE SFRISO/TAMassociati
in conversation with
PRASHANTH CATTANEO/COE, ADAMA SANNEH/Ashoka - PAUL ASSAKO/LABA Douala - ROBERTO BOSI/casabella formazione - CHEICK DIALLO/Designer - iNgrid paoletti/PoliMi - CORINNA SY/Cucula - VALENTINA AURICCHIO/6zero5 - MARCO PETRONI/Domus web - tommaso SANTORO cayro/archiSTART - antonio alliva/3D ITALY - mauro bubbico/ISIA Urbino - CRISTIANO DE MAJO/Rivista Studio - UGO LA PIETRA/Designer - MICHELE BRUNELLO/DONTSTOP Architettura - IRENE BENGO/ISF MI - MICHELE FRANCINE NGONMO/Afro Fashion - FABRIZIO VATIERI/photographer - GIOVANNA MASSONI/Designstreams - SEBLE WOLDEGHIORGHIS / Comune di Milano
In collaboration with
The African Fabbers School is one in a series of eleven Design Language Talks that are organized at the international design exhibition Design Language during the Milan Design Week.