|FAB FEST: The Fabrication and Exploration of a Pop-up City
The paper explores FAB FEST, a new International Fabrication Festival held at the University of Westminster. FAB FEST combines creative architectural design with innovative digital fabrication using lightweight, recyclable materials. Teams of five or more students worked together with a mentor from academia or professional practice and over a four-month period designed and built habitable pavilions. The brief was to contribute to the creation of a ‘Pop-up City’, constructed during the first part of the festival, and enjoyed in a series of musical, making and other events in the final weekend. The project was a collaboration between students from the host university as well as from universities around the world, working with a diverse array of architectural offices, industrial sponsors, and parts of the local community including schools and businesses.
|digital fabrication, architectural design, co-production, creativity, crowd fabrication
|14th Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference: Architecture, Festival and the City
|Quintin Hogg Trust