July 27 - August 9, 2024 | Puebla, México
We are convinced that we can promote equity and social
justice through technological, frugal, and innovative
solutions that address relevant social problems.
In the age of AI, knowledge is no longer static but dynamic, processed, and applied intelligently. It encompasses acquiring, updating, and integrating information to generate ideas and solve problems. This transformation will profoundly affect education, work, health, transportation, and various aspects of life.
Cherished traditions must become evolving cultural practices that can adapt to social and technological advancements, bridging societal gaps and reflecting ever-changing needs and values. By embracing the past, frugal innovation unlocks pathways for improved quality of life. Exploring ancestral traditions enables access to better resources and opportunities for all, narrowing the divide between haves and have-nots.
To create an inclusive society, we must ensure access to a high quality of life while promoting general welfare and social justice. This involves developing innovative approaches at various levels, such as territorial, urban, and architectural, while also seeking more equitable economic systems to enhance collective wellbeing.
We aim to utilize technology tools and applications to enhance the quality of life for everyone. As digital technology has drastically altered our lives, it is crucial to establish fair and balanced ways of coexisting, producing, and consuming to ensure equitable outcomes in our rapidly changing world.
We will delve into emerging possibilities and trends with the potential to shape the future. These encompass technological, social, economic, and cultural changes. By identifying signals of change and exploring alternative scenarios, risks, and opportunities, individuals and organizations can effectively prepare for and adapt to an uncertain and ever-evolving future.
July & August
This thematic focus is a call to action; through discussions, workshops, and presentations, we seek to inspire new ideas and strategies to forge a more equitable and sustainable future for all.
Sherry Lassiter is one of the architects of the MIT global initiative for field on-site technology development, the Fab Lab program. A Fab Lab, or as users like to call it, fabulous laboratory, is a rapid prototyping platform for technical education,
Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, where his unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, from pioneering quantum computing to digital fabrication to the Internet of
Founding partner and Director, Fab City Foundation.
Tomas Diez Ladera is a Venezuela born Urbanist who specializes in digital fabrication and its implications in the future of cities and society. He is co-director and member of the board at the