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DIY Cities: Post-Industrial Urban Futures, a presentation given by Design Scientist and Futurist Melissa Sterry at 'Future Cities', held on July 10th 2013 at The Biospheric Project, Salford, as part ...

DIY Cities: Post-Industrial Urban Futures, a presentation given by Design Scientist and Futurist Melissa Sterry at 'Future Cities', held on July 10th 2013 at The Biospheric Project, Salford, as part of the official programme of the Manchester International Festival 2013.

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DIY Cities: Post-Industrial Urban Futures Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Future Cities, Manchester International Festival, July 10 2013 DIY City: Post Industrial Urban Futures Melissa Sterry, Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research group @melissasterry Enrico Dini model for a 3D printed sculpture for a roundabout in Pisa, Italy
  • 2. A place for everyone and everyone in their place "I know my place": The Two Ronnies Class Sketch
  • 3. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” Margaret Wolfe Hungerford Our perspective of the Industrial manufacturing model varies from one 'place' to another.
  • 4. “The only laws that could and did rule them were the natural laws” R. Buckminster Fuller* *Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
  • 5. "Shiver me timbers, the pirates have docked" Great Pirates are prepared to take great risks to obtain great rewards.
  • 6. "Pieces of eight, pieces of eight!" MIT Media Lab's biological swarm approach to 3D printing; 6,500 silkworms make Silk Pavilion.
  • 7. "Dare to be naïve" R. Buckminster Fuller Mataerial's gravity independent software controlled 3D printing system.
  • 8. Panarchy applied to 3D Printing and maker-culture, presented in Biomimetics: Learning from Life by Melissa Sterry, a chapter in the forthcoming title the Global Science Innovation Handbook.
  • 9. Carry on the conversation... Melissa Sterry, Design Scientist and Futurist http://melissasterry.com @melissasterry Feel-o-Meter - neon smiley icon that analyses the emotions of a city's citizens.