Learning, Sustainability, Design: Gender-equitable introduction of AMC to the public
TRR 277 AMC researches innovative additive manufacturing methods, materials, and optimized designs and processes to increase sustainability in construction. These innovations will change the field of construction and its future toward digitalization, saving energy and resources while increasing productivity. The changes in the field will result in new job profiles with opportunities for closing the gender gap in construction.
To achieve this, it is vital to create opportunities for youth and the general public to engage with additive manufacturing in construction (AMC). The aims of the project Ö are
1) to empower the next generation – especially young women and girls – to see themselves in and to shape the future of construction;
2) to facilitate learning about innovative AMC research; and
3) to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability in construction among all youth and other target groups.
To achieve these goals, the project combines public relations work with learning sciences research to develop the AMC Edu:Lab, a learning space for active engagement with AMC research and innovation.