After an inspiring introduction week (April 11-14) filled with lectures and other activities, the participants of the FabCity student programme formed interdisciplinary teams to work on site in different areas throughout Amsterdam. Amongst others they spoke to inhabitants and other relevant stakeholders. Today, the teams present their first outcomes and halfway research results to their peers at FabCity. Feel free to join (also for not students)!
The first four weeks
Since Monday the 11th of April, the start of FabCity, students from Dutch and abroad art schools and universities dived into one of the FabCity research areas across Amsterdam. In all these areas different issues play a role, for instance gentrification and sustainability, that ask for a creative and social design solution. In the past four weeks students went on expedition through their research area, met with their case-owner(s) and stakeholders, mapped and fine-tuned the different issue(s) at stake and formulated their research-question. At FabCity the results from the different teams and areas are collected, exchanged, prototyped and tested in the Learning Lab.
Today the teams present their recent research findings in the Learning Lab during the festive Halfway Festival event, co-hosted by Event Management students of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. In rounds of pitches the students teams will elaborate on their research-question, why they chose to do research on that specific issue and what kind of solution they are searching for. The different outcomes are also visualized in the different containers of the Learning Lab. A moment to meet each other, find out what other students are doing, reflect and most important: learn from each other!
The student teams present their first outcomes in short pitches at the Learning Lab.
Wrap up of presentations
Drinks, music, food and relax @FabCity
End of event
Instructions for Students
To make the Halfway Festival a success there are a few things we expect from you!
- Show your research in one of the containers of the Learning Lab
- Prepare a 5 minute pitch of your research
For more information, download these instructions.