We were invited to give a lecture to 50 students currently in their 4th year of Product Design in ISDi. Lemay Cruz (Prof Product Design and Year Tutor) and Claudia Garcia (Prof Product Design) facilitated the talk and gave us a tour and overview of the Design School.
The lectures were focused on the Fab Labs philosophy and operation which, in our research and projects, are used as platform for the creation of Art-Science-Technology projects and Collaborative Public Space projects.
Making – fabrication in Cuba as well as machines and raw materials was the main focus of our discussions with the students. What would a Fab Lab in Cuba be focused on? How could it contribute to the art and design scene while respecting local character and environment?