Looking Back -Fab city forum 28.01.22
On Friday 28th January 2022 we welcomed a variety of partners, organisations and individuals to the Fab City forum. The event was hosted at Plymouth College of Art, one of the founding Fab City partners, and focused on the sourcing and use of local materials as a key factor in meeting our ambitions to be a Fab City.
We heard two fantastic presentations that showcased live projects tackling this very agenda in the South West.
Tim Crabtree from Wessex Community Assets explored the role that FabLabs could play in making affordable and sustainable housing. He gave the example of the Raise the Roof project and the fantastic work around developing a sustainable alternative to the construction industry. – view presentation here
Michelle Hunt from 3D Printing Cornwall talked about his passion for turning local waste products into filament that can then create new products. He gave the example of fishy filaments and the process of recycling marine plastics – view presentation here
Fab City Plymouth
Fab City Plymouth
For now, Fab City Plymouth is a badge, a commitment and an ambitious target. How we will get there and what we will do is up to you, up to us and up to everyone who shares our commitment and seeks to act and engage. Whether you are a citizen or council officer, a corporation or a community, a student or social enterprise, cultural organization or creative business, a healthcare or housing provider; whether you’re working in food, farming, craft, making, digital or design, Fab City is for everyone, and we invite you to get involved.
Fab City is an ambitious commitment but one Plymouth is well placed to meet. We have a high-tech marine and manufacturing base, a pioneering council, a vibrate digital and creative sector, three universities, community energy and community businesses, we have two national parks and a green and blue bio-region that is the envy of the world. As a city we are small enough to manage and big enough to matter. Plymouth is a great place to get things done.
As a city we are small enough to manage and big enough to matter. Plymouth is a great place to get things done.