Sector: Creative Industries, including fashion, design, architecture
Country location: Australia, Japan
Grantee: University of New South Wales
Future cities will integrate increasing levels of digital infrastructure and technologies. They will however, be built using a mix of both new materials and sustainable traditional materials such as timber. The blending of traditional materials with emerging technologies and global supply chains, is therefore a necessity for future sustainable cities in Australia and Japan. UNSW and Kyushu University will host a series of events to facilitate the integration of traditional crafts and construction knowledge with new cutting edge collaborative digital fabrication technologies. The events will bring leading experts in digital fabrication and manufacturing from Japan and Australia together with master practitioners of architectural and timber crafts for knowledge exchange, networking and project development.
This project addresses the challenges of sustainable and innovative timber construction in Japan and Australia through a series of events that aim to establish and strengthen long term Industry 4.0 linkages and capacity of the two nations.
Scientific Symposium and Industry Workshops, Kyushu, 20/01/2019 to 02/02/2019
Public Talk, Sydney, 01/03/2019 to 30/04/2019
Social media: @SmartCitiesRC, #INDUSTRY4_UNSW
Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $25,000