Creative minds eye a digital future in Tongji
Updated: 2017-06-29

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Participants at a summer camp featuring digital design and fabrication on June 24. The camp is organized by Tongji University and Shanghai Digital Fabrication Engineering Technology Center. [Photo/tongji.edu.cn]

A summer camp featuring digital design and fabrication opened at Tongji University in Shanghai on June 24.

Themed "Visualization versus Materialization", the camp attracted the participation of 146 students and teachers from 55 prestigious Chinese and overseas universities and 12 architectural design institutes, including the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Tsinghua University.

To explore the efficient integration of material ontological property and digital fabrication, the camp included a digital design and fabrication workshop, international conferences, a workshop exhibition, open day visits and serial lectures.

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Thirteen outstanding figures will give professional instruction to the camp participants. [Photo/tongji.edu.cn]

The participants were able to let their imaginations run wild under the professional guidance of 13 renowned figures, such as professors Philippe Block from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and Biayna Bogosian from the University of Southern California.

To assist in their design work, the participants were given free accessibility to eight robots, two computer number control machines, five drones, Ultra Wideband indoor positioning equipment, thermal imagers and 3D printers.

The camp, organized by Tongji University and Shanghai Digital Fabrication Engineering Technology Center, was aimed at tackling the challenges and opportunities in the emerging numerically controlled fabrication industry more freely and flexibly.

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The camp consists of a digital design and fabrication workshop, international conferences, a workshop exhibition, open day visits and serial lectures. [Photo/tongji.edu.cn]

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