On 23rd February 2017 the FabFest team announced the return of the International Fabrication Festival, which will take place at the University of Westminster from 2nd to 10th July 2017.
The theme for this year is Pop-up City and the participants are encouraged to apply as teams rather than individuals. The teams don’t have to be fully formed for the application process, but at this stage each group should have at least 3 members. There is space for 50 pavilions, each to be built by a team of 5-8 students, who will be mentored by a designer from academia or professional practice, so it is possible to apply either as a student or as a mentor. A Digital Fabrication Liaison will be assigned from the Lab staff to help the participants with the use of CNC machines.
FAB FEST timeline:
February: FAB FEST Launch
March: Apply – Form a team, propose a concept for a pavilion, and submit your application
April: Design – Test the materials, and develop a sketch model
May: Design – Design a technical detail and a 1:20 Model
June: Fabricate – Produce working drawings and digitally fabricate your parts using the Lab’s CNC machines
July: Festival – Install your pavilion in Ambika P3, and enjoy the week’s events and parties!
The events will mostly take place at the Marylebone Campus – fABE and Ambika P3, but will also include a London Architecture Tour, an exclusive screening at the Regent Street Cinema and many other treats and surprises. The winners will be announced on 7th and 8th July!
Deadline for applications: 13th March
Find out more: http://fabfest.london/