Tomas Diez


Tomas Diez is a Venezuela-born Urbanist specialized in digital fabrication and its implications in the future of cities. He is the director of the FAB City project at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), and one of the initiators of the Fab Lab Barcelona project. He holds a Bachelor degree in Urban Planning and Sociology by the University Simon Bolivar (Caracas - Venezuela), a Diploma in social work at the University of La Havana (Cuba), a Master in Advanced Architecture by IAAC, and a Diploma on Digital Fabrication by Fab Academy in a program from the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms in 2008, institution in which he works as a close collaborator in the development of the Fab Lab Network. He is PhD researcher at University College of London, co-founder of the Smart Citizen project and StudioP52 both in Barcelona, and has been the co-chair of the FAB10 Barcelona, the 10th international fab lab conference and annual meeting, and the European project manager of the Fab Foundation. His research interests relate to the use of digital fabrication tools to transform the reality, and how the use of new technologies can change the way people consume, produce and relate with each other in cities. 
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