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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, defying 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 potentials 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.

Interfering Floating Bodies

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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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PAST AWARDS

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AKI INOMATA

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Kinematics Dress

nervous system

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OTON GLASS

OTON GLASS.inc

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Making Gestures: A personal Design and Fabrication system

Diego Pinochet

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Interfering Floating Bodies

Team Interfering Floating Bodies

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This New Technology - The World's First Analog 3D Printer

DANIEL DE BRUIN

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IrukaTact: Submersible Haptic Glove

Aisen C. Chacin

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AgIC print - Silver-based Inkjet Circuit Printing and Instant Prototyping

AgIC Inc.

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Coffee Coffee Bar

Alex Schofield

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Rootless

Enrico Bassi

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Audi Mind Race

Antiloop

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Artifacts

Jon Mct

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Caress of the Gaze

Behnaz Farahi

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MESH : Smart DIY platform

MESH project

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Wooden Furoshiki

Evdoxia Xexaki and Yuko Ishizu

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Papertype

Yuriko Wada

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BioKnit

Ammo Liao

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Plotter Drawing

Hiromasa Fukaji

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Cilllia

Jifei Ou

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Guided Hand

Yeliz Karadayi

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Deltu

Alexia Lechot

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Quartz

Daniel Sauter and Jaskirat Randhawa

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JUNO

Nitisha Jaiswal

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News Globus

News Globus Team

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VOLLY - Your voice in rolling ball

VOLLY project

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Eisen hertz

Taketo Kobayashi

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Sensory Lines

EJTECH

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READY TO CRAWL

Hiroshi Sugihara

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NEWS & REPORTS

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SUPPORTERS

SPECIAL COLLABORATOR

HAPTIC DESIGN Project

MEDIA PARTNERS

Hardware Massive Scratch Barcelona Icreatia Barcelona Activa heyshow disignerweektw twdw WIRED Japan Graphic Competitions MZone  Quanta Arts Foundation Fun Design Gizmode Japan FUZE ROOMIE MAKERY ARTILECT

AWARD ADMINISTRATION

Loftwork Inc.

ORGANIZER

FabCafe

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