FAB10 Barcelona is the tenth international conference and annual meeting of the Fab Lab network. FAB10 Barcelona will gather the international Fab Lab community from more than 250 laboratories based in more than 40 countries, who share tools, projects, programs and processes in an open and collaborative philosophy.
From Fab Labs to Fab Cities
Fab Labs are digital fabrication laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technologies which aim to democratise access to personal (and collaborative) manufacturing, and invention. FAB10 Barcelona aims to scale up the impact of Fab Labs in cities and human settlements, and will gather experts, citizens, industries and governments from all over the world.
FAB10 Barcelona is open to anybody from Barcelona, Europe and the world who is interested in the applications and implications of digital fabrication.
FAB10 is organised by Fab Lab Barcelona | IAAC and the Barcelona City Council, in collaboration with MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and the Fab Foundation, there will be a full week of workshops, conferences, exhibitions and a symposium about digital fabrication.
Activities will be focussed on three primary themes:
Additive Manufacturing / New Materials / Bio Fabrication / Subtractive Fabrication / Self-Assembly Structures / Codes into Materials / Material Computation
New Manufacturing / Cities Infrastructure for Citizen Innovation / Public Policy in the Making / Emergent Economies / Reindustrialisation of Cities
Crowdsourcing Knowledge / Crowd-Funding Projects / Co-working / Collaborative and Sharing Economy
Fira Pabellon Victoria Eugenia
FAB10 headquarters. Will host the super Fab Lab, daily meetings, workshops and exhibitions. More details
Fira Palau de Congressos
Venue for the International Digital Fabrication Symposium More details
Fab Lab BCN @ IAAC
One of the first Fab Labs in Europe, and host for FAB10. View on fablabs.io
Fab Café Endesa Pavillion
Located at IAAC’s second Solar House, just on the seafront of Barcelona. The new beach-side Fab Café in the centre of Barcelona.
Ateneu de Fabricació Les Corts
The city council’s first Fab Lab in Barcelona, and the first public Fab Lab in the City. More details
Valldaura Green Fab Lab
The next generation of Fab Labs. Will host special activities during the week. View on fablabs.io
Ateneu Ciutat Meridiana
A great challenge for the city council and Fab Lab Barcelona, another public Fab Lab. More details
The conference will run through the first week of July. The list below details an outline of planned events, this page will continually evolve as more details are made available so please check back soon.
Welcome ceremony and presentations from various Fab Labs. Daily Meetings. Short conferences followed by workshops at the Super Fab Lab.
Labs presentations and short conferences in the morning. Daily Meetings. Workshops and lab visits in the afternoon. A Special Dinner in the evening.
More lab presentations and short conferences, followed by workshops and lab visits. Daily Meetings. The evening finishes with a secret party.
Fab Festival. Special track sessions, lab time and various exhibitions.
Fab Festival. All-day exhibitions and workshops, including the Fab House opening.
International Digital Fabrication symposium.
Fab Lab Network review and a discussion of future plans.
A one-day event focused on the principles, applications and implications of Digital Fabrication. With special focus on rethinking the role of technology, policy and society in the development of self-sufficiency strategies for productive cities.More information
During the weekend, the Fab Festival will bring together members of the Fab Lab community, the innovative local community and the general audience, in a party devoted to digital fabrication.
Super Fab Lab
During the conference Barcelona will be home to the world's largest Fab Lab (approx 1000m^2), which will house many different exhibitions and activities.
Global Fab Awards
There will also be a contest for innovative projects created within the Fab Lab ecosystem.
An exhibition from 100 Barcelona-based entrepreneurs and makers.
The third iteration of the Fab House prototype will be produced and assembled as a collaborative project during the week of the conference.
A program designed to introduce the endless possibilities of Fab Labs to the younger generation.
- Building a 3D printer
- Hacking devices
- 3D printing
- Circuit design and making
- Furniture making
- Building the Fab House
- Fab Skate
- Internet of things
- Fab Academy
- Fab ED
- Fab Fund
- Setting up a Fab Lab
There are hundreds of places that you can stay at during the event, to help you make your decision we have created a page that lists some of the Hotels, Hostels and Apartments that are near the FAB10 venues.