|Fabrication Lab Dispositif: A new model for a specialist lab and centre for knowledge generation and exchange
|Scott, D. and Girardin, F.
This is a major, institutionally-based research project investigating new models for testing, developing and disseminating ways of using the Fabrication Lab as an innovative platform for the generation and exchange of knowledge. The research project offers responses to the opportunities and threats posed by the rapidly advancing, potentially disruptive digital ecosystem of design and construction technologies taking hold of professional and industry practice. The project includes the innovative architecture, technology, structures and systems designed by the authors for the Lab, as well as the novel pedagogical, research and institutional practices and projects created using the Lab as a platform. Its principle working tool, as well as its largest output, is the Fabrication Lab itself, understood through the thought of Foucault as a dispositif, or ‘apparatus’. The research is based on an understanding of a lab that looks beyond its role as an institutional facility to focus on the multiple, heterogeneous elements through which the Lab, its staff, users, and technologies are constructed.
|01 Jul 2020