We are very excited to announce that in April 2024, the world-renowned FABRICATE conference will be hosted at CITA, Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Since its inception, FABRICATE has welcomed thousands of international delegates to conferences over two days in London (2011), Zurich (2014), Stuttgart (2017) and Online (2020) acting as a global forum for the exploration of the radical new opportunities for design in manufacturing, computation, material science and assembly.

From more than 1000 submissions in total, only 32 projects are selected for each conference publication, and 16 for each conference event. The publication series is Open Access and collectively all existing four volumes have been downloaded over 250,000 times from UCL Press. Uniquely, recognising the multiple interconnected challenges facing academia, practice, manufacturing, construction, and industry, only built projects are accepted. FABRICATE is thus a truly diverse and inclusive endeavour, seeking to share results from world leading collaborative teams from across the built environment.

Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen & Phil Ayres

The last 12 years of FABRICATE provide a record of incredible critical creativity and community consolidation that reflects and celebrates the pushing of boundaries of fabrication within the built environment. We are delighted to be given the opportunity to frame a contribution to this record through co-chairing FABRICATE 2024 at the Royal Danish Academy.
Our vision for FABRICATE2024 is to address the pressing need to develop new models for architectural production that rethink how resource is deployed, its intensity, its socio-ecological origins and sensitivity to environment. FABRICATE2024 will provide a unique forum for discussing and showcasing radical and creative departures in the design and making of architecture and to reflect upon how, and for whom, we design.

Mette and Phil


We are very pleased to announce that our fifth peer reviewed conference will take place in Copenhagen at the Royal Danish Academy. Co-Chaired by Professors Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen and Phil Ayres of CITA, FABRICATE 2024 will build upon and extend its legacy as a prime place of exchange on the cutting edge of new forms of design and construction and material thinking in architecture, engineering and building.

As core members of the FABRICATE community, Mette and Phil have profiled deep-seated interests in the infrastructures of computational modelling producing novel methods of computing, fabricating and designing architecture for over two decades. With special focus on inter-sector dialogue and knowledge exchange, their aim for FABRICATE 2024 is to question what the future of computational design and fabrication can be. They ask how the pressures for a new sustainable design agenda will challenge the AEC industry. They ask how cutting-edge computational design can inform the emergence of a new sensitivity in which renewable, regenerative and restorative design logics are prioritised, and they aim for particular focus on questions of resource consciousness and bio-based design and fabrication strategies.

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The call for work will be announced in Spring 2023, and final material for the conference book is gathered in the autumn. That may seem like a long time off, however we strongly encourage that all those who are interested in making submissions should document their work at publication quality now. This is particularly important for site-based and lab-based imagery of process.

Core to the approach of FABRICATE is to present and publish at very high visual standard, we have learnt over the years that opportunities for key imagery arise at every stage of every project. Images of completed projects are always easily obtainable, but those one-off images of a project under testing, construction, and assembly are essential for mass dissemination.



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