Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 17:00 (CEST)

FURNISH Introductory Webinar

The FURNISH consortium will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 15th from 17:00 – 18:00 CEST to introduce its open call for digitally fabricated urban elements adapting public spaces to COVID-19!FURNISH is organizing an open call to select 4 teams throughout Europe which will digitally fabricate and deploy urban elements for the purpose of adapting temporary public spaces to meet the new challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 crisis.

The open call will begin accepting applications on September 10, and close on September 25.

FURNISH Introductory Webinar Agenda:

  • Summary of COVID-19 call for proposals by EIT Urban Mobility
  • Introduction of FURNISH COVID-19 response and consortium partners by CARNET
  • Review of urban public space challenges and opportunities posed by COVID-19 by the City of Milan & AMATReview of tactical urbanism strategies by the UPC
  • Review of temporary space design strategies by Elisava
  • Review of digital fabrication for public space design strategies by the IAAC
  • Q & A

FURNISH aims to merge the challenge of gaining more public space through ‘tactical urbanism’, which can reconfigure a street to expand the area for pedestrians and leisure, with local digital manufacturing. The call is open to Fab Labs, research groups, designers or makers able to produce rapid solutions to the urgent spatial problems and opportunities posed by the novel coronavirus. Interested teams must submit their qualifications between September 10 and September 25, along with evidence of having sought a letter of support from an institution (e.g. municipality, cultural centre, university, etc.). The objective is to develop the designs and prototypes in collaborative workshops featuring all the selected FURNISH teams, therefore it is not necessary to have a design prepared to apply. Pilot installations will be installed and tested by December. Each selected team will receive 10.000€ to fund the fabrication and implementation of their prototypes. All designs developed under the FURNISH project will be documented in an open-source format, enabling replication anywhere in the world. To learn more, register for automatic updates or submit an application, please visit: www.furnish.tech.

Due to quarantine restrictions in Spain, this event will be hosted online. Register today to receive your Zoom invitation by email!

Footnote:
This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: eiturbanmobility.eu.