Thursday, 29 June
The idea of distributed manufacturing as a force for good in the developing world is nothing new, as evidenced by the emergence of thousands of maker spaces, FabLabs and innovation hubs across the globe. We are pursuing visions of people lifting themselves out of poverty and crisis, empowered by thriving entrepreneurial communities and new-found access to means of production. But how close to this vision are we?
During the presentation we will explore this question, drawing from the experiences of Field Ready, an organisation on the front lines of getting distributed manufacturing to work for those those affected by humanitarian crises.