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YouFab Global Creative Awards 2017

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We are calling for entrants from all over the world to show us how you nail the art of fabrication. We want to challenge the idea of sensible, defy sound judgement and hack common sense. We are truly looking forward to seeing entries that align with this spirit and are looking to support such works. Even if the output is in its drafting stages we will evaluate the attempt and future potential of the work.

ABOUT YOUFAB

2017OUTLINE

ROCK IT!

Calling for new creatives that transcend the divide between digital and physical realms.

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions should be creative experiments, works and inventions that stem from powerful collaborations between digital and physical fabrications. These submissions can encompass physical products, art, architecture, or intangible projects such as performing arts, events, workshops and experiments.

A condition of entry is that the submitted work be in its completed/operational form created with such machines as digital fabrication tools and not left in the conceptual phase of design plans or proposals. Submissions can be something that has already been launched, or something yet to be unveiled.

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JUDGES

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    Hiroya Tanaka Chief Judge

    Hiroya Tanaka

    Professor at Keio University, Representative of SFC Social Fabrication Lab

    Hiroya Tanaka

    Hiroya Tanaka

    Professor at Keio University, Representative of SFC Social Fabrication Lab

    Hiroya Tanaka opened the first Fab Lab in Japan and in East Asia. He researches the possibility of digital fabrication from both sides, "technology" and "society." In recent years, he has served in a large number of government committees, notably including the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and has also been involved in policy recommendations such as local creation. He works as a chairman of the "Fab Campus Committee" at Keio University. His specialties include 3D-CAD/CAE/CAM as well as design engineering. He has a PhD in engineering. He is a Fab Lab Japan Founder and a Fab Lab Asia Foundation Board Member.

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    Mitchell Joachim

    Mitchell Joachim

    Co-founder, Terreform ONE
    Professor at NYU

    Mitchell Joachim

    Mitchell Joachim

    Co-founder, Terreform ONE
    Professor at NYU

    Formerly, he was an architect at the offices of Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei. He has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and fellowships with TED, MIT and more. He was chosen by WIRED magazine for “The Smart List” and selected by Rolling Stone for “The 100 People Who Are Changing America”. Mitchell won many honors including; ARCHITECT R+D Award, 1st Place International Architecture Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, and Time magazine’s Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car. He co-authored “XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design”, “Super Cells: Building with Biology”, and so on. His design work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Venice Biennale. He earned: PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, MArch Columbia University.

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    Cleo Huet

    Cleo Huet

    Product designer
    Professor at Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR)

    Cleo Huet

    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.

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    Julia Cassim

    Julia Cassim

    Professor at KYOTO Design Lab Kyoto Institute of Technology

    Julia Cassim

    Julia Cassim

    Professor at KYOTO Design Lab Kyoto Institute of Technology

    Julia Cassim’s career spans the worlds of art, design, museum studies and social activism. She studied fine art at Manchester College of Art and Design and Tokyo University of the Arts on a Japanese Government scholarship. She has an MPhil from the International Centre for Heritage Studies at the University of Newcastle and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Art (RCA) and of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and is an international authority on inclusive design. The 24 and 48 Hour Inclusive Design Challenges she organised at the RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design have been held in 21 cities worldwide, involved over 800 designers and were the subject of an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2010.
    In May 2014, she was appointed Professor at the KYOTO Design Lab, a centre for interdisciplinary design innovation at the Kyoto Institute of Technology. A recent project bringing together science and design won a Dutch Design Award in 2016. She was included in Design Week’s ‘Hot 50’ list of people who most influenced the design world in 2010.

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    Shiho Fukuhara

    Shiho Fukuhara

    Artist
    Co-Founder, BCL / CEO, Poiesis Labs

    Shiho Fukuhara

    Shiho Fukuhara

    Artist
    Co-Founder, BCL / CEO, Poiesis Labs

    In 2001, graduate of London's Central Saint Martins University, finishing degree in 2003 at the Royal College of Art. In 2004, developed an artistic research framework [bcl] alongside Georg Tremmel. Following this, maintaining a focus on water environmental issues, particularly the development of biotechnologies and their impact on society, as well as a mission to think critically about how to open up access to these technologies to those who cannot access them at present. Poiesis Lab Representative. Google ATAP Project Jacquard Textile Development and Creative Innovation Lead.

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AWARDS

  • Trophy/ 1000 USD

  • Trophy/ 500 USD

  • Award Certificate / 300USD

  • Award Certificate / 300USD

  • Award Certificate / 1000USD

  • Award Certificate

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SPECIAL PRIZE

YouFab 2017 grants the “HAPTIC DESIGN Award” as a special prize in collaboration with HAPTIC DESIGN Project.

With the VR technology and material making skills advancing, there is a growing attention towards “HAPTIC DESIGN”.
The newly evolved design concept focuses on “haptic”, a touchable design.
A design that brings together the self and the rest of the world through the body.

The HAPTIC DESIGN Award is for applicants from around the world who are making creative products that appeals to physical senses.

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MESSAGES

Messages of encouragement from leading players in the FAB field from various industries.

Jun Ong

Light Artist, Architect

Jun Ong

Jun Ong

Jun Ong

Light Artist, Architect

As an architect and also light artist, I constantly look at ways to prototype ideas in smaller scales. Digital fabrication allows me to test and experiment with various materials in a short amount of time. I think there is a lot of potential for its application if it reaches across different industries and also become more user-friendly. YouFab will allow new perspectives and challenges the feasibility of digital fabrication.

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Toshiya Fukuda

YouFab Chairman

Toshiya Fukuda

Toshiya Fukuda

Toshiya Fukuda

YouFab Chairman

Rock it! Don't look at the past award winners of You Fab and look for trends or measures. Break the mold! Challenge yourself! Even if it’s a little bit on the edge I look forward to supporting your daring jumps!

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Ori Elisar

Bio Designer

Ori Elisar

Ori Elisar

Ori Elisar

Bio Designer

In these great times we live in, designers have access to methodologies and tools we never had access to before. From the ability to plan super-complex forms using analytic and high-resolution computational design tools to synthetic biology. We have the ability to add and manipulate materials instead of subtracting and carving them when making our tools and products. I encourage you to ask nature for advice and inspiration and then give your unique insight and voice. Youfab is the perfect platform for echoing your voice further and inspire us all.

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Kevin McNally

Architect

Kevin McNally

Kevin McNally

Kevin McNally

Architect

Being able to create is a gift and it is incumbent upon us as makers to educate and inspire others to take up making. We should do this not only in the spirit of producing beautiful things but also in the service of solving our most urgent challenges. Today, this kind of evangelism is easier than ever before with the new technologies available to us so let's share! I fab, you fab, we fab!

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Pieter van Boheemen

Programme Manager, Waag Society

Pieter van Boheemen

Pieter van Boheemen

Pieter van Boheemen

Programme Manager, Waag Society

Science and technology are influencing every aspect of our lives, literally up to the very DNA fiber that defines our body. Yet many have little opportunity and confidence in influencing it vice-versa. As BioHackers we have to ability to lower these barriers and ensure that the world that we are creating is a world we really want to live in.

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Achilleas Xydis

Architect, Programmer, Researcher at ETH Zurich

Achilleas Xydis

Achilleas Xydis

Achilleas Xydis

Architect, Programmer, Researcher at ETH Zurich

Before we started using CAD programs, we had to design everything on paper at a given scale, replicate them at scale, and read them at scale in order to manufacture in 1/1. Most of the knowledge of the tools used to manufacture, was in the hands of the builder, craftsman, or technician.
Nowadays, with the use of digital fabrication we eliminated our need to print and read at scale. We can go directly from design, to manufacturing in 1/1. Because of this direct link between design and fabrication, it is important for the designer to know the capabilities of the tools that are being used in the building process.

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Cecilia Raspanti

Co-founder TextileLab Amsterdam at Waag Society

Cecilia Raspanti

Cecilia Raspanti

Cecilia Raspanti

Co-founder TextileLab Amsterdam at Waag Society

Digital Fabrication and the opening up of knowledge in various fields has been changing the way we create and explore alternatives and innovate.
Democratizing these technologies has opened up our minds and unleashed creativity in hundreds of people like us.
Questioning all previously taken choices is what drives us towards new discoveries every day.
But its interdisciplinary communities like this, that make the magic happen: enhancing our potential by establishing connections world wide and move faster towards change, together.

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Shunichiro Higashi

Professor at Monterrey University, Department of Interior Design
Visiting Researcher at Chiba University

Shunichiro Higashi

Shunichiro Higashi

Shunichiro Higashi

Professor at Monterrey University, Department of Interior Design
Visiting Researcher at Chiba University

I am a professor in Mexico who is involved with global projects on a daily basis. I strongly believe in the significance of Digital, which greatly improved the efficiency of communication, and the importance of Physical which makes feelings tangible. Both Digital and Physical are essential to connect people from different backgrounds and create something new.

I will be looking forward to seeing a “Rock” that breaks the walls of the world and show "the creativity that crosses and connects the Digital and Physical" as the definition of Fab!

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Takeshi Hayatsu

Director of Hayatsu Architects, Lecturer at Kingston University and Central Saint Martins, London UK

Takeshi Hayatsu

Takeshi Hayatsu

Takeshi Hayatsu

Director of Hayatsu Architects, Lecturer at Kingston University and Central Saint Martins, London UK

The word 'Crafts' is derived from the German word for a small rowboat. The power and technique required to skillfully row a boat, and also the ability to build the boat itself, demonstrated the capabilities of the person who was driven to acquire this outstanding technique. In digital technology, there is no doubt of the exceptional progress that is being made of the ability of people to make things. However, by placing too much importance on computers, those special qualities of having raw materials and practical things, and physically being able to place the thing itself into the environment - is it only me who feels that they are starting to forget what that is like? YouFab endorses the ideal " creativity that traverses and combines the Digital (Information World) and Physical (Material World)". I hope for the birth of the rower of a new boat that is able to traverse both worlds without discrimination.

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Georg Tremmel

Artist at BCL, Researcher at Tokyo University's Institute for Medical Science, Founder of BioClub

Georg Tremmel

Georg Tremmel

Georg Tremmel

Artist at BCL, Researcher at Tokyo University's Institute for Medical Science, Founder of BioClub

We all know that the 20th century was the century of the computer and that the 21st century has become the century of biology. The change from an analytical science to a synthetic one created a disruptive potential for Synthetic Biology, I, therefore, call for artists and other creatives to understand the basics of biology, engage with the socio-ethical implications and create critical and contestable works, that may result in moral dilemmas, ask thought-provoking questions, and offer potential bio-futures.

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Masakazu Takasu

Committee member of Maker Fair Singapore, Catalyst at Team Lab Inc.

Masakazu Takasu

Masakazu Takasu

Masakazu Takasu

Committee member of Maker Fair Singapore, Catalyst at Team Lab Inc.

The "Maker Movement" is the innovative flow of information, including that to the materialistic world. This informational revolution has been caused by the internet. The inovation is happening in smaller communities rather than big corporations and research bodies, and their results are often being shown by non verbal communication and intuition rather than by numbers and figures. Existing businesses are in the process of adapting themselves to the current era.

MAKERS have 3 roles:
1. 'Prototype' - Makers make from your own ideas.
2. 'Produce' - Makers need to keep on thinking how their idea looks to other people.
3. 'Promote' - Makers need to think how to get others involved in their project, like it is everyone's project.

I really want to see new makers project in YouFab.

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Nick Bruscia

Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, Department of Architecture

Nick Bruscia

Nick Bruscia

Nick Bruscia

Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, Department of Architecture

Although digital fabrication tools have been an essential part of manufacturing and fabrication workflows for many years, they now also play an important role in the design process. Digital fabrication cannot be separated from the digital modeling techniques that are associated with crafting physical objects at any scale. The technical skills required to design and create have a direct relationship, and they are demonstrated through a well-crafted outcome. The YouFab award is a great opportunity to set yourself apart and be internationally recognized for your craft.

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Interfering Floating Bodies

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Interfering Floating Bodies

Interfering Floating Bodies

Interfering Floating Bodies

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The definition of Fab has always changed with the ages.
I definitely recommend you to apply even if you're unsure whether what you've got is Fab. I am sure everybody's Fab definitions will help making YouFab field even broader and even more entertaining. Let's make this another year awesome together!

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Keisuke Shimakage

OTON GLASS Inc. CEO

Keisuke Shimakage

Keisuke Shimakage

Keisuke Shimakage

OTON GLASS Inc. CEO

Digital fabrication is rock 'n' roll as Jomon period earthenware. To cut away all interests, to face one's own desires head on, and together with the skills and friends, one has at the time, to make that future a reality. These are the new civil rights which digital fabrication has bestowed upon us, and YouFab is the unique awards which value those things. So please enter your own Fab now!

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Shiho Fukuhara

Artist/ Co-Founder, BCL/ CEO, Poiesis Labs

Shiho Fukuhara

Shiho Fukuhara

Shiho Fukuhara

Artist/ Co-Founder, BCL/ CEO, Poiesis Labs

To open up technology that had been closed off to people. With this as our mission, we've been working on making the impact technological developments have on society. Recently, there has been an increase in labs and events made accessible to people who are not scientists. We can see that biotechnology evolving from something “open” to something “public”. The idea of this “open and public biotechnology” resonates the idea of Fab; “to give everyone the ability to make". I am eagerly looking forward to seeing amazing practices at YouFab.

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Julia Cassim

Professor at KYOTO Design Lab. Kyoto Institute of Technology

Julia Cassim

Julia Cassim

Julia Cassim

Professor at KYOTO Design Lab. Kyoto Institute of Technology

In the pre-digital age, design was an activity that took place in the physical realm of sketching, measuring and iterative prototyping with a whole range of materials and not an activity confined primarily to a computer screen. The brave new world of sophisticated software applications opened up innumerable new ways of visualizing and advancing design concepts, which have immeasurably benefitted design practice. Yet, one of the negative consequences of the digital age has been the disconnect between the act of thinking through making, the downgrading of the importance of physical experimentation and the resulting loss of confidence by designers in that area. Why make when you can render? Digital fabrication has in many ways restored that balance by re-igniting interest and confidence on the part of designers and potential makers in iterative prototyping which alongside an understanding of context, user aspiration and needs lies at the heart of successful design.

Photo by Petr Krejc

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Cleo Huet

Designer / professor at Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR)

Cleo Huet

Cleo Huet

Cleo Huet

Designer / professor at Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR)

Digital manufacturing offers a world full of new possibilities, in which new territories open up to discovery and innovation. The digital production shortens the path between the idea and the project while accelerating and expanding the concept. Participating in the YouFab Global Creative Awards is the opportunity to engage in a state of research and bring together the world's visions to build together a greater future.

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Mitchell Joachim

Co-founder, Terreform ONE/ Professor NYU

Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim

Co-founder, Terreform ONE/ Professor NYU

Always design with life and for life. The world is in a state of environmental crisis and we need to innovate our way forward. Up-and-coming radical designers, inventors, and makers are exactly the kind of essential people our global society needs to manifest massive change. It’s your job to demonstrate what a real revolution looks like that will benefit both people and the planet.

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Hiroya Tanaka

Professor at Keio University /
Representative of SFC Social Fabrication Lab

Hiroya Tanaka

Hiroya Tanaka

Hiroya Tanaka

Professor at Keio University /
Representative of SFC Social Fabrication Lab

FAB is not about making things with 3D printers and laser cutters. It’s about constantly attempting difficult yet rewarding challenges. Challenges that are needed in our everyday contemporary lives in various locations around the world, as they bring the physical and digital together, connect users and makers with each other, fuse the past with the future, and entwine local and global into one. The theme of this year’s Awards is Rock It, so I am hoping to see some outstanding raw works overflowing with a real sense of being onsite and fully immersed in where the action is.

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