The Athenaeums of Digital Fabrication are a new public service where people learn, work and collaborate using technologies of digital fabrication, while transforming the environment and contribute to social innovation.
Tags: Collaborative Economy, Living Laboratories, Citizen Participation
Project type Citizen Engagement Network
Promoter Barcelona City Council
Start date 2012
Estimated end Ongoing
The Athenaeum of Digital Fabrication are spaces of collaboration, where citizens, universities, organizations and companies get involved in social innovation activities. They have the support of a Digital Fabrication Lab: a studio equipped with software and fabrication machines to transform their ideas and visions into physical and useful products for society.
The Athenaeums of Fabrication promote activities and projects that improve people’s wellbeing and quality of life. Using new models of organization and open source and online learning: collaboration, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, co-creation, etc.
The excellence of the project is the exploitation of the available resources and the citizen engagement in all processes, which implies the training of people and the improvement of the whole society. There are currently three main programs underway, which are pedagogical, for families and for social innovation.