June 29, 2015

Faces, a new free workshop on design and digital production at the new Fab Lab IED Madrid

Visual Communication Madrid

On the occasion of the new workshop and technological lab of the IED Madrid, on Friday the 3rd of July we  are offering a free* workshop on digital production with the artists and architects Jose Ja Ja Ja and Ruohong Wu. Become a true maker and discover all the possibilities offered by cutting edge equipment applied to design!

Drawing is one of the main communication tools and allows us to design characters, prints, portraits etc. But, what if you could turn them into 3D pieces? It is now possible to go beyond the computer screen with the help of digital production machines which turn digital designs into physical objects. This move from “bits to atoms and matter” turns each of us into producers and consumers, and opens the door to what is possibly  the most important industrial revolution of the last few years.

In this context we are offering a four-hour introductory workshop so that you can test your creative skills and your desire to experiment. By using an entertaining exercise with a range of masks designs we will test our imagination, working with a laser cut prototype machine, going from 2D objects to objects, which can subsequently be further manipulated with paint.

Jose Ja Ja Ja is an architect who trained at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, a comic artist and a renowned illustration who has won a number of international awards. Ruohong Wu is also an architect, artist and designer. Although she was born in China, Ru she studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and took a Master of Design and Innovation at the IED Madrid. They are both teachers and regular collaborators of the IED Visual Madrid.


Fab Lab IED Madrid

The IED Madrid is opening a new school in the Oporto area with a Fab Lab which will become our workshop and research lab, with cutting edge equipment that is unparalleled in any other Higher Training Centre in Madrid. The main aim of this innovative space is to fill the current gap between manufacturing processes (both digital and traditional), entrepreneurial spirit, professional development, research and training, all under the philosophy of the IED, the factory of that which does not exist. Here you will learn a trade in just two years and carry out your ideas in a creative environment Start working before you expected to.


The Fab Lab IED Madrid will be a real and small scale production space using digital and innovative techniques applied to design, along with a coworking area. It will form part of the Fab Labs network of the Fab Foundation promoted by MIT and will follow the Fab Lab Charter.


Friday the 3rd of July.
Timetable: from 10.00 to 14.00h.
Fab Lab IED Madrid
Avenida Pedro Díez, 3 – Madrid
Metro: Oporto
Limited places with prior registration using the form.

Fill the formulario at


The workshops are free, and the IED Madrid will provide the necessary materials. However, places are limited, so it is essential to submit this form before the 29th of June at 23.00 h Madrid time (GMT +1). Between the 30th of June and the 1st of July we will let you know if you have been selected. You must fill in all the fields in the form, especially the Studies section, where you must describe your training. If you have any questions, you can write to