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id cf2015_077
authors McMeel, Dermott and Walker, Charles
year 2015
title Urban Prototyping: Socializing the Design to Fabrication process
source The next city - New technologies and the future of the built environment [16th International Conference CAAD Futures 2015. Sao Paulo, July 8-10, 2015. Electronic Proceedings/ ISBN 978-85-85783-53-2] Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 8-10, 2015, pp. 77-89.
summary Within the context of burgeoning urban populations and the rolling back of state resources, there is growing interest in ways in which citizens may participate in the creation of resilient and livable cities. This paper proposes the concept of ‘urban prototyping,’ and employs a design research methodology to develop and document the socially-sponsored design and digital fabrication of an urban shelter. We explore how we might use networked design and fabrication technologies to leverage the social capital locked within non-professional communities so that our current cities might evolve into whatever our next cities need to be.
keywords participatory design, urban prototyping, eco-digital fabrication, expertise, design futures, value frameworks.
series CAAD Futures
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