About Me

I’m Mitalee Parikh and this site is a documentation of my work done in 2020+21 as a part of the FabAcademy programme.

I started the course at FabLab Barcelona in 2020, and am continuing it at FabLab Singapore in 2021. I worked remotely from Mumbai, India without a Lab in 2020, and finished the remaining parts from Dubai at FabLab UAE. The Fab Network has been very helpful during border restrictions of the pandemic.

Even without access to a lab in 2020, I managed to design, make, crowdsource and distribute 10K open-source face shields for frontline police and healthcare personnel during the first month of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns. You can find more information about AMDshields here.

I like to learn a lot of things about a lot of things. I like to make things with my hands. FabAcademy allows me to do all of that. I have a background in architecture and spend most of my time in the peripheries of design to make meaningful value-added interventions to create better futures. I am currently exploring the extents of local production using digital fabrication and circular models.

I studied the Master in Design for Emergent Futures programme at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering in collaboration with FabAcademy in 2020. As a part of the course my core interest was in enquiring why we make what we make. How can we make things that make sense? How can we change the things we make by changing the way we make things?

I helped set up FabLab Bombay in 2017, and audited some classes that year. I made a Hot Wire Foam Cutter using the MTM modules. Schrodinger’s Lamp is a useless machine I made in 2020.

This site is built using Mkdocs, a static site generator written in Python. It currently uses the Material Mkdocs theme, the default FabCloud student template. I edit my md files using the Atom text editor.

I have read the Fab Charter. I think it might be useful to… Here is my student agreement.