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THE FAB CITY MOVEMENT

Fab12 Shenzen / Roadmap to self-sufficient cities

FAB12 SHENZEN

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Each year, members of the more than 1,000 worldwide Fab Labs gather to share, collaborate, explore and - of course - fabricate. In August 2016, they met in Shenzhen (China) at the FAB12 ‘Fabricate the Future’. Shenzhen is a dynamic metropolis with a population of 11 million, of whom 98% were born elsewhere and the average age barely tips 30. It is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of hardware and is a historically important city for manufacturing and making; the city is responsible for 60% of China’s industrial production. Today, China is embarking on a long-term programme to foster innovation and technology, which made the city the perfect incubator for the digital fabrication revolution which Fab Labs are bringing to the world. FAB12 focused on self-replication: Fab Lab making Fab Lab, Business making Business, Organisations making Organisations and Civilisations making Civilisations. Fab City was also one of the main issues. During FAB12, the cities of Paris, Toulouse, Bhutan, Sacramento, Santiago, and Detroit joined the network of cities that want to be self-sufficient in 2054.

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