In this course, key phenomena and concepts in the field of digital fabrication are introduced and analyzed. The course deals with digital fabrication based on three overlapping perspectives: technology, crafts, and theory. The technological perspective highlights the technologies, concepts and processes that enable digital fabrication (including additive and subtractive manufacturing, CAD/CAM). The craft perspective puts emphasis on the various craftmanship abilities that are expressed in digital fabrication practices in seeking to transform an idea into a tangible prototype. The theory-focused perspective implies an appreciative feature of the course in which digital fabrication is discussed in terms of what changes digital fabrication can entail for organizations.
Digital Fabrication: technology, craft and theory, 7.5 hp
Autumn Term 2018
Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018
Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019
Type of studies
Admission to the course requires 90 ECTS from an internationally recognised university in one of the following subjects; Engineering, Design, Architecture, Informatics, Business administration, Economics or equivalent studies. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application deadline was
16 April 2018.
Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.