Digital fabrication as a driver for sustainable design innovation

15:00 - 17:00
Auditorium 2
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53
1435 Copenhagen K

This autumn KADK is inviting students, staff, collaborators and the public to participate in a series of talks on Technology in Architecture and Design. The talks will bring together different standpoints and take acute question up for discussion. 

The talks will be hosted and moderated by key profiles from the school of design and the school of architecture - each with a specific perspective on the theme. The moderators have each invited a number of speakers - from researchers to business and organizations - to presents their ideas and debate with the audience.

The fourth talk is moderated by Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Head of Centre for IT and Architecture, and Professor at Insitute of Architecture and Technology. The talks are open for all and will be in English.   

Digital fabrication as a driver for sustainable design innovation

Digital technologies are transforming existing paradigms of production in new distributed and democratized ways. How can quick prototyping and access to small batch production create new perspectives for industrial production?

Digitization is transforming existing paradigms of production, making it easier to collaborate and communicate in distributed and democratized ways. Cheap new technologies enable developing countries and markets to leapfrog creating broader access to knowledge and reach further to new audiences while changing industrial fabrication from something only in the remit of the few to a broader culture of prototyping and small batch production. With examples from around world, we will discuss new perspectives on digital empowerment; what are the new products and service that these processes enable, how do we empower innovation in new economic models for growth and how does this practice create new perspectives for social empowerment.


The panel consists of:

·         ”3D Printing Recycled Clay” Alexandre Dubor, Robotic Expert, IAAC, MRAC Director, OTF Co-director, MAA, MAI, OTF Senior Faculty


·         “3D printing wood” Ambra Trotto, Director of the Umeå studio of the Interactive’s Unit and Nigel Papworth, Senior Interaction Designer, RISE Interactive


·         3D printing ceramics” Martin Tamke, Associate Professor CITA Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, KADK and Flemming Tvede Hansen, Associate Professor, Architecture and Design, KADK


·         “Future of Additive Manufacture” Mads Kjøller Damkjær, CEO/Director, Danish AM Hub