This Thursday at KTU Santaka Valley the event “Fab Lab project: the biggest global opensource Digital Fabrication Network” will take place. The main focus of this kind of spaces is to bring together the creativity of the maker movement and the capabilities of industrial and production world, organising hackatons together with enterprises and universities, advanced workshops and Design tables.
The event’s special guest – Enrico Bassi, co-founder and manager of FabLab Italia, FabLab Torino and OpenDot. The event will be moderated by Lorenzo Piazzi – the director of DesignLibrary Milano and co-founder of DesignLibrary Kaunas.
• What is ,,maker”
• FabLab in Italy- how it works
• Projects and other activities
Enrico Bassi graduated in “Design&Engineering” at Politecnico di Milano, worked as Innovation designer in Milan and Miami for three years. He managed the first Italian Fablab, Fablab Italia, and after that Fablab Torino for two years, recently attended the international course about digital fabrication at Fab Academy, held by the founder of Fablabs and professor at MIT, Neil Gershenfeld. Beside some personal project as a designer, like the wooden bike Rootless, he teaches “digital fabrication” in NABA (Milan), SUPSI (Lugano) and LABA (Brescia), and coordinate the fablab Opendot in Milan.
Lorenzo Piazzi – Vice President and Legal Representer of DesignLibrary Cultural Association, the first international network of libraries entirely dedicated to Design also is the co-founder of DesignLibrary Kaunas. From June 2014 Founder and Coordinator at QUO, an incubator and co-working space for product, digital and strategic designers based in Milan. Lorenzo Piazzi focuses on tutoring and mentoring activities for startup’s, creative strategies and digital communication tools for design brands. The area of his research is dedicated to new business developments, design innovation and all the activities related to this field.
With this event DesignLibrary Kaunas starts a cycle of conferences entirely focused on design and today’s global realities.