#Fabricating Society

Each year members of the more than 1,000 worldwide Fab Labs gather to share, discuss, collaborate and create communities around the different local and global interests regarding digital manufacturing, innovation and technology.

This year, The 13th International Fab Lab Meeting will be held in Santiago de Chile, and "Fabricating Society" will be its central topic. Chile has been classified as a prosperous country in development, but there are still many gaps in strategic dimensions that make the process of constructing a developed society challenging. Fab 13 Santiago 2017 has established three objectives: present successful projects that create high social impact, position Chile as a Global Hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, and reinforce Latin America as a region focused on social development.


Check out this year's participants:




Andrés Briceño

Co-Director Fab Lab Santiago | Director Distributed Design Foundation

James Tooze

Designer / Maker / Researcher / Tutor at ‎Royal College of Art

Patricio Feres

Head of Innovation / CEO InnovaChile at Corfo

Juan Felipe Lopez

‎"Executive Director at Laboratorio de Gobierno, Chile"

Sofia Lobos

Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Creative Economy Committee at CNCA Chile

Jean-Michel Molenaar

Academany, Bioacademy and Fab Connections, Professor at Tufts University, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Felipe Arteaga

Executive Director, Fundación Vivienda Chile

Mara Balestrini

Project Manager Fab Lab Barcelona- Coordinator of Making Sense

Alberto Gonzalez

Design Director, Freshwater Chile

Pedro Vidal

Manager at Se.Santiago: Programa Santiago Ciudad Inteligente

Liz Corbin

Researcher at the Institute of Making

Nadya Peek

Researcher at MIT, Center for Bits and Atoms working on machines/digital fabrication/control.

David Ott

Co-founder Global Humanitarian Lab

Patricia Manns

Designer and Master in Educational Technologies at Mafa Chile

Roberth Garita

Director Fab Lab Veritas- Costa Rica

Inti Nuñez

Former manager at CORFO- Chile

Elizabeth Hennaff

Postdoctoral Associate at Weill Cornell Medical College

Martin Tironi

Developer of Fondecyt Smart Cities Chile

Alexandre Dubor

IAAC Researcher at MagneticArchitecture.org and SmartCitizen.me

Armando Azua-Bustos

CEO of Atacama Biotech

David Basulto

Founder and Editor in Chief at ArchDaily

Lauren Slowik

Director of Education and Designer Evangelism at Shapeways


All other applications are now closed. Thank you for taking part! We will be announcing the results soon.


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