|EU Project||[email protected] (2014-2016)|
|Description||[email protected] aims to foster the third industrial revolution by radically changing the production and distribution status quo, and strongly influence society as a whole, from a cultural, social and economic platform. This initiative attempts to remove existing barriers for the widest use of digital fabrication technologies amongst European creatives.|
|EU Call||Creative Europe Programme|
|Total Funding||200,000 €|
|IAAC Department||Fab City Research Lab|
Plymouth College of Art (UK), École Nationale Superieure de Création Industrielle (FR)
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IAAC, in partnership with the University of Plymouth and ENSCI Les Ateliers, was the coordinator of the [email protected] project, launched within the framework of the Creative Europe Programme. Technologies such as 3D printing and scanning have recently opened new development and innovation opportunities for the creative sectors. This phenomenon, described as the third industrial revolution, is expected to radically change the production and distribution status quo and strongly influence society as a whole, from a cultural, social and economic point of view.
However, in order to fully unleash design’s potential as a driver for growth and innovation, a number of remaining barriers have to be lowered in the fields of education and training linked to the use of digital fabrication technologies amongst European creatives.
[email protected] aims to bridge the “digital divide” that currently hinders the widespread use of digital fabrication knowledge and technologies in the European culture, especially in the field of design, arts and crafts.