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What’s a FabLab?

What? They are called FabLabs (Fabrication Laboratories) and are places where you can build (almost) anything. They are small-scale laboratories that offer all the tools needed to carry out digital fabrication projects: in other words, all those activities that involve transforming data into real objects and vice versa. From a CAD drawing it is possible…
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Campo Boario, a monument of industrial archaeology

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The Campo Boario complex is located in the Testaccio area close to the Aurelian walls between Monte dei Cocci (known as Mons Testaceum in antiquity), and the Tiber. It includes a food processing industrial facility that was built in just three years between 1888 and 1891, designed by Joachim Ersoch, architect emeritus of the City…
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History of Testaccio

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Monte Testaccio’s name comes from the Latin word testa, meaning potsherd. It is also known as Monte dei Cocci, which in Italian means “Potsherd Hill”. It’s a reference to the waste materials that slowly raised the hill, i.e. the amphorae discarded from the nearby harbor on the Tiber. It is about 700 meters around, reaches…
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