by Javi Burón
Javier was invited to give an online talk at the Graduate School of Landscape Architecture at Peking University about the impact of digital fabrication technologies and the maker movement on the manufacturing and industrial landscapes.
We can trace a correlation between what happened in the second half of the last century in relation with computing and what it is happening now in the world of manufacturing. In just six decades we have transitioned from a centralized model of few mainframes computers to a decentralized network of billion of connected small devices. A similar process is happening now in fabrication and it will have a tremendous impact in industrial landscapes and its relation with urban areas.