Structures / Processes
A New Normal? Reflecting about the Future of Manufacturing and Work
With: Textile Prototyping Lab / Fab Lab Berlin
In September 2017, the London-based makerspace and think tank Machines Room, together with a research group at the Royal College of Art called Distributed Everything, presented the impactful exhibition A New Normal. It highlighted actual use-cases of people who are making products for a world beyond mass-production, utilising the possibilities of decentralised, digitally supported and shared fabrication.
For MakeCity Festival 2018 and supported by the British Council, Vitra, Machines Room London, Fab Lab Berlin and weißensee kunsthochschule berlin revisit the topic, by looking at the intersection of the future of production and labour — in the metropolitan area of Berlin and beyond. In this meetup, managers and researchers from various backgrounds such as Raphael Gilgen (Vitra), Nat Hunter (Machines Room London), Christiane Sauer (weißensee kunsthochschule berlin) and Daniel Heltzel (Fab Lab Berlin) will exchange ideas with participants about how new technologies and changing social habits are transforming our work spaces, objects of work, and ways of working.