– What is low-tech?


What is low-tech? This will be presented through the presentation of an in-depth study on an expanded concept that represents a way of rethinking technologies to make them more accessible, sustainable and resilient. This is another way of seeing the design, fabrication and thinking of today’s techniques. Low-tech is accessible and locally manufactured which gives it the advantage of adapting to different contexts. Designed from natural resources, local materials and / or recycled elements, its ecological footprint is relatively diminished. When we talk about low-tech, we often think of self-construction and since the majority of these technologies are modular they are easily repairable. But concretely, how to design low-tech? Do we have examples of these techniques? To answer these questions, come and learn more about this concept, its applications and its limitations at this conference!