Ayrton Di Paolo
NEWCASTLE FAB SQUARE
This project aims to meld a public square with a makers’ space under the brand name of the Fab (fabrication) Lab movement. Fab Lab is a movement founded on the principles of free, open access to fabrication equipment for all people.
The purpose of Fab Labs as its founder has stated, is not to invent new technologies, but to bring awareness to regular people that they have the capability to make (almost) anything they want and not rely on a consumer market to bring it to them. The outcome is activated public space in the west end and fostering a culture of mentoring and innovation, to better establish the model of a Fab Lab as a common public good.