Fab City Awards 2023
The Fab City Awards 2023 are the first iteration of an International contest, organised by the Fab City Foundation, that recognises best practices from town, city, region, and nation members of the Fab City Network that are working to advance the Fab City vision of sustainable, regenerative and self-sufficient living through local production and global connections.
The bergisch.circular project
The bergisch.circular project is dedicated to the question of how circular economy can be implemented at the municipal level, particularly in the cities of Wuppertal, Solingen and Remscheid in the Bergisches Städtedreieck. The aim of the project is to develop ideas and structures that will enable these municipalities to integrate the concept of the circular economy into their administrative processes and actively promote it. In July 2023, the project visited the Fab City Hamburg Association at Fab City Haus!
The mayor of Hamburg visits the Homecoming Homeport Festival 2023
On 22th June 2023 the Prototyping & Tech Festival took place in the port of Hamburg. The focus topics this year were decarbonization and circular economy, the potential of mobile sensor technology for the Hanseatic City and Port as well as digital manufacturing methods. We are happy to announce that also Fab City organizations were on site like OpenLab Port and OpenLab Mobile.
Cultural self-determination in connection with climate protection
The KulturEnergieBunker Altona (KEBAP) project is a living neighborhood development "from below". Since 2011, citizens have been involved in the transformation of Hamburg's third-largest high-rise bunker into a sustainable energy center and a place for lively and multi-layered district culture. Now KEPAB e.V. has become a member of the Fab City Association, which we are very pleased about.
ZERO CARBON ROADSHOW
The Zero Carbon Roadshow is one of the outreach activities of the INTERFACER project: to build a digital infrastructure for Fab Cities, an initial network of social relationships based on trust and personal contacts is needed. On the other hand, the project aims to communicate the underlying values of the Fab City and INTERFACER's core product, the Fab City Operating System (OS), to a wide audience. Cycling is nowadays strongly synonymous with sustainable lifestyles (new forms of consumption and travel, environmental awareness, work-life balance...).
Fab City Manifest
On July 11, 2018, Paris, Toulouse, Barcelona, Helsinki, Belo Horizonte, Groningen, Brest, the Fab Foundation, the global Fab City Initiative, and private and public stakeholders signed the Fab City Manifesto at the first Fab City Summit in Paris. The 10 principles were developed in collaboration with members of the global Fab City Initiative
What are OERs?
In digital times, educational materials develop their full impact when they are free, copyable and changeable. Under the abbreviation OER (Open Educational Resources), a movement has therefore also been developing in Germany for several years that likes to share knowledge and make it available on the Internet. Axel Dürkop is an expert on OERs and conducts research at the Technical University of Hamburg. He visited us at our Fab Friday event.
Bali Fab Fest 2022
The world's largest digital manufacturing event and we were there as the Fab City Hamburg team. Bali Fab Fest 2022 was a merger of the 17th Fab Lab Conference and the 7th Fab City Summit, with the goal of accelerating Bali's transition to a regenerative economy as the first 'Fab Island' that produces everything it consumes.