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FABBERS’ ACTION PROJECT Progress Report Meeting

What is the new shape of manufacturing tools, barrier-free design and shelters? FAB takes on social issues!

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FABBERS’ ACTION PROJECT highlights various issues big and small in modern society, and uses predominantly digital fabrication (FAB) – based “monozukuri” manufacturing craftsmanship to address those issues. Three teams that tackled different social issues now announce the results of their activities! So what is the new shape of tools, barrier-free design and shelters? This presentation is open to the public so please feel free to participate.

*The program contents may be subject to change.

Participating teams

(1)Team Jig [FabCafe x Makers’ Base]
FabCafe x Makers’ Base
Taking digital fabrication purely as a tool, the challenge was to make items used for making things, such as work tools and jigs. This team devised jigs allowing anyone to easily perform the machining processes of assembling, bending, cutting and milling, and it will introduce chairs and other works actually made using the jigs.

【Team members】
Koji Takai
Eriko Shimada
Noboru Oki
Yasuharu Miura
Hitoshi Watanabe
Daiki Kaneoka (FabCafe)
Arisa Yokoyama (FabCafe)
Junpei Matsuda (Makers’ Base)

(2)Team Barrier-free [coromoza x IID Setagaya Monozukuri School]
The theme was “barrier-free public facilities actualized by FAB.” The team used the example of IID Setagaya Monozukuri School, an adaptive reuse of a closed-down junior high school building. The whole team inspected the facilities and examined the issues for diverse users. The team then produced devices and equipments to address these issues using FAB tools. Products, modules and signs will be presented, with the aim of creating parks from public space.

【Team members】
Shigeo Taga
Toshimasa Nosho
Hiroshi Nishida (coromoza)
Keita Tokunaga (coromoza)
Chihiro Ishikawa (coromoza)
Kazuto Ishizuka (IID Setagaya Monozukuri School)
Takafumi Omae (IID Setagaya Monozukuri School)
Ryota Yokoiwa (IID Setagaya Monozukuri School)
Kanei Kazumasa (IID Setagaya Monozukuri School)

(3)Team Shelter [FabLab Shibuya×HappyPrinters]
The keyword was shelter. Taking the definition of shelter as something that divides you from the space around you, this team attempted to create a shelter that is not limited to disaster prevention or leisure use, but one that is fun to make, and that people want to go into. Specifically, the team will introduce a shelter with an origami-like structure or a net structure resembling “cat’s cradle” string.

【Team members】
Yoshie Nagano
Nao Usuki
Kazutaka Okuno
Misako Nema
Keisuke Inoue (FabLab Shibuya)
Ayako Sugihara (HappyPrinters)

Guest commentators

Yuji Hara (representative director of K’s DESIGN LAB Co., Ltd.)
Yutaka Shiozawa (3D Evangelist at Autodesk Co., Ltd.)
Gakuto Ochi (Deputy Chief Editor of Fabcross )




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Dogenzaka Pia 9F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


Makers’ Base
2-5-12 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
*8 minutes walk from Meguro Station(JR / Toei Mita Line)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), FabCafe LLP