Fab Academy is an intensive Digital Fabrication program directed by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms and based on MIT’s rapid prototyping course : 'How to Make (Almost) Anything'. Students learn how to envision, prototype and document their projects and ideas through many hours of hands-on experience with digital fabrication tools, taking a variety of code formats and turning them into physical objects.
January - June 2017

Biology Zero is a 10 day bootcamp held at the Green Fab lab, IAAC’s rural campus. It offers an immersive study into the basics of biology, delivering knowledge of methodology and the instruments needed to become a citizen scientist. Participants will become familiar with a variety of microorganisms, learning how extract them from a samples taken onsite, observe them under a microscope and obtain an analysis their DNA.
July 25th - August 5th

Bio Academy is a Synthetic Biology Program directed by George Church, professor of Genetics at Harvard medical school. Based on the 2015 alpha year course named How To Grow 'Almost' Anything, weekly lectures are delivered by a faculty comprising some of the worlds leading practitioners. Together with practical lab experience, the program explores frontiers of the emerging fields of Synthetic Biology, Genetics and Computational Biology. August 2016 - January 2017

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The Green Fab Lab Inventory

A set of evolving digital fabrication technologies that combine both additive and subtractive manufacturing processes. Advanced tools facilitating the exploration of both digital and local production for self sufficiency.


From Concept to Construction.

Investigating uses for local and biotic materials, researching new modes of production and prototyping digitally connected and embedded technologies that inform the way we interface with our environment.

Upcoming Workshops

DIGITAL FABRICATION + DESIGN Making your own furniture using digital technology is now easier than ever. Learn the workflow and the skills to transform a generic design into a personal object. During this workshop, participants will learn and experiment with 3D modeling, laser cutting, engraving and CNC milling by personalising his own Twistab. April 30 - May 01 2016

BIOLOGY + ELECTRONICS : Spirulina is a blue-green micro-algae that has been pointed as one of the best foods in the world by the United Nations. In this workshop, the participants will be introduced to the microcosm of Spirulina and the parameters for its growth. You will learn about Spirulina cultivation and build sensor enhanced incubators. June 04 - June 05 : 2016

BIOLOGY + MATERIALS The ecology of plant and animal life in the surrounds of the Can Valldaura estate offers holds an abundance chemical and material resources. During this workshop we will seek out and test some of those elements that can be then processed to make natural glues and bio-plastics. Coming Soon

Past Workshops

DESIGN + COMPUTATION : This course will offer a firsthand experience with aerial robotics, data mapping and data visualisation. The workshop will engage with a theoretical and experimental framework, based on open-source tools, focused on extracting data from the air to better understand environmental conditions. 12 - 14 February 2016

DESIGN + COMPUTATION : The purpose of the course is to explore the relationship between digital and biological manufacturing, as multi-scalar construction techniques. The Workshop will be based on defining a theoretical and experimental framework focused on the convergence between Digital Tectonics and Organic processes. March 18 - March 20 : 2016

DESIGN + COMPUTATION : This workshop we will be exploring iterative strategies through parametric design. The main tool for the course will be grasshopper3d and its add-on Anemone. Anemone is a simple but effective plug-in for Grasshopper that enables for loops in a simple and linear way. We will explore several strategies such iterative growth, L systems, fractals, recursive subdivisions and more. 27 - 29 November 2015