FAB FEST is a week-long free to attend celebration of design and making, hosted by the Fabrication Lab from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster. For the third year running, creative designers from around the world are invited to envision and build out their ideas about architecture and the city. It will feature over 80 pavilions and installations designed internationally, manufactured in the Fabrication Lab, and assembled and installed in Central London at the prestigious Ambika P3 event and exhibition space in Marylebone Road.
FAB FEST opens its doors to the public on 7th July and closes on 10th July. After five days of making, entertainment and international competition, on July 7 FAB FEST opens to the local community, with lightweight, recyclable pavilions forming the transient architecture for a series of making events, live musical performances and a three-day exhibition. All the materials for FAB FEST are then recycled (98%!), for next year’s event.
FAB FEST forms an international community of makers, where students from across the UK and around the world explore the potentials of digital fabrication under a specific theme. Last year FAB FEST welcomed over 800 visitors for its ‘Pop-Up City’ theme where participants were invited to imagine and build their own Pop-Up City. The theme for this year is ‘Digital City’. The challenge for teams is to propose a compelling and engaging proposal for a pavilion or installation to explore and manifest their ideas of wider aspects of how the digital affects our architecture, cities and daily lives. What does the Digital City mean to you?
FAB FEST ‘18 is hosted by the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and the Fabrication Lab at the University of Westminster. The event is sponsored by the Quintin Hogg Trust, DS Smith and Hawthorn and is partnering with Digital Construction Week.
For further information and festival programme please visit our website FABFEST.London, and join us on social media for regular updates:
Preview Friday 8 June 6.30-8.30pm,
Open Saturday Sunday 9 -10 June, 11-6pm
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