The exhibition "Homo Faber - Digital Fabrication in Latin America" maps, in an unprecedented way, digital fabrication laboratories and other initiatives linked to the architecture field in the context of Latin America. As a sample of the recent yet already effervescent scenario of digital manufacturing in the region, the exhibition presents the production of 25 laboratories of universities, research groups, architecture studios and independent researchers. Based on the understanding that manufacturing is to inform the matter, the works exhibited show a range of interests and means, as well as openness to experimentation in processes and results. 

The exhibition will be held at Escola da Cidade and it is being curated by Prof. David M. Sperling, from the University of Sao Paulo's Institute of Architecture and Urbanism, IAU-USP, and co-curated by Prof. Pablo C. Herrera, from the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences.

Participant Fab Labs, Research Groups and Studios


   Aleph Zero
   Desenho Paramétrico.FAU/USP
   Estudio Guto Requena
   Fab Social/Fab Lab Kids
   SUBdV Architecture
   Area Computacional/UTFSM
   Fab Lab LIMA

Events Schedule   
   Homo Faber RoundTable
:  July 07 - 17:00h


Patricia Muñoz - IEHU- Institute of Human Spaciality, Laboratory of Morphology, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Gonçalo Castro Henriques - Lamo3D - Laboratory of 3D Models and Digital Fabrication, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning of The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Rodrigo Velasco - FRONTIS 3D (Colômbia)

Guto Requena - Studio Guto Requena (Brazil)

   Homo Faber Exhibition Opening:  July 07 - 19:00h

The Exhibition will run until 31 July, from Mondays to Saturdays, 10:00 to 20:00.

   Workshop "Furniture Models with Digital Fabrication: Sharing     experiences of a digital inclusion program – Fab Social"

   Alex Garcia and Juliana Henno: July 04 - 14h
   Free registration - 20 participants
   For registration write to

This workshop aims at introducing and sharing the results of the Fab Social project, whose main objective is to grant the access for low-income youth and adults to programming, to allow the use of technologies such as digital manufacturing and give the access to basic Design concepts. The project is carried out in the City of Guarulhos, in the outskirts of São Paulo. The activity that will be held in this workshop is the development of a chair using the open source software ScketchChair and the production of a paper model using a vinyl cutter.

   Notebook (PC or Mac) with Sketchchair installed (download)
   01 sheet of A1 format triplex paper to build the model
   Scissors, ruler and pen.

File-to-Exhibition - Opening and Wednesdays (July, 15, 22 and 29 - from 14h to 17h)

 File-to-Exhibition will be a demonstration of parametric design and digital fabrication applications. Some variations in an algorithm will be developed and the resulting geometry will be materialized (nearly) real-time. We want to approach the interested public and reveal some new technologies applied to architecture and design. The activity allows and requires public participation. The workshop will be conducted by RBFD (representative of Rhino in Brazil) and the SUBDv office.


Escola da Cidade

General Jardim Street, 65
near to República Metro Station
Tel.: +55 (11) 3258 8108

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This conference is sponsored by the following Brazilian public research foundations: CAPES, CNPq and FAPESP.