FABRICATE is an international peer-reviewed conference with a supporting publication on the theme of digital fabrication. Discussing the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century, FABRICATE brings together pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology, and computation.
Discussion on key themes includes:
- How digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities from component to building scales
- The difficult gap that exists between digital modeling and its realization
- Material performance and manipulation
- Off-site and on-site construction
- Interdisciplinary education
- Economic and sustainable contexts
FABRICATE 2020 will be co-chaired and co-organised by the Swinburne University of Technology, Cornell University and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
For 2020, FABRICATE is returning to its birthplace, the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL where substantial transformation in size, scope, and outlook has occurred in recent years including completion of the deep retrofit of its main building at 22 Gordon Street. The project, designed by Hawkins\Brown, doubled the available space. The building now provides over 1,200 students and 400 staff with cutting-edge facilities, including open plan studios, exhibition spaces, and the workshop known as Bmade (The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange).