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Talk & Meetup :Designs that join digital fabrication with artisans’ handicraft – Contemplating designs that join digital fabrication with artisans’ handicraft

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Fri, November 10, 2017  UTC+09:00

19:00 – 20:00

FabCafe Kyoto / MTRL KYOTO | View on Google Map

30 people




(18:45 Door Open)

In terms of designers working with materials to give them functions and shapes and creating products, what possibilities does the spread of digital fabrication— such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC—bring?

In this session, we welcome Fab Lab AV.lab’s co-founder Professor Cléo Huet of Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR) from France and Kotaro Iwaoka of FabCafe Tokyo / FabCafe Hida as guests as we share “craftsmanship x designer” examples that use digital fabrication as a medium.

With these guests who are both involved in “creating occasions,” you would probably also be able to hear them talk about the situation of makerspaces in Japan and France. This event will be held as a kind of casual drinking party, so feel free to join in.


18:45 Door open
19:00 Start
19:05 Presentation by Kotaro Iwaoka
19:20 Presentation by Cleo Huetさん
19:40 Crosstalk
19:50 Q&A
20:00 Close


Cleo Huet(Product designer / Professor at Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin [HEAR])
Co-founder of Fab Lab AV.lab in France and professor of design at Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin, her work within the collective of designer Ateliers BAH questions the possibilities of digital manufacturing integrated in the fields of craftsmanship.

Kotaro Iwaoka (FabCafe)

After graduating from Chiba University, I joined an architectural design firm where I was in charge of such things as individual residence and apartment complex design. Following that I enrolled in Keio University Graduate School to pursue digital manufacturing research and production. Then in 2011, having this idea I called “FabCafe” which would consolidate the experiences of a cafe and a creative environment into one, I joined Loftwork. As the director of FabCafe I am in charge of planning and idea-shaping services. In addition, I am a part-time lecturer at the Arts Information Center of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

企画:Organized by:MTRL KYOTO and YouFab2017


Date & Time

Fri, November 10, 2017 19:00 – 20:00 UTC+09:00


FabCafe Kyoto / MTRL KYOTO
Motoshiogamacho 554, Kyoto Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8119, Japan
* No parking is available.
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30 people


(18:45 Door Open)

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