Preserving Memories of World Heritage Sites

This exhibition will be on display for the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire from June 11-12, 2016 at the Pacific National Exhibition Forum, and for the Hamilton Mini Maker Faire on June 26, 2016 at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology.

In this project, we reproduce 20 famous landmarks around the globe that have been designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as World Heritage Sites.

Since 1972, 1031 cultural and/or natural properties around the world have been granted World Heritage Sites status, including 802 cultural, 197 natural, and 32 mixed properties, in 163 states parties. These special places not only possess universal significance to humanity, but are living evidence of our history and civilization on this planet. Using 3D printing, the memories of these World Heritage Sites can be preserved against destruction by environmental exploitation, terrorist sabotage and climate change forever.

We will be using a number of specialty composite materials from ColorFabb, Proto-Pasta, NinjaTech and Polymaker used for these 3D prints.

We will also showcase new printers from MakerBot, Printrbot and BEEVERYCREATIVE!

The reason why we chose 20 World Heritage Sites to display is because we intend to create a Pecha Kucha talk out of this expo!

Come visit us at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire from June 11-12 or at the Hamilton Mini Maker Faire on June 26 to find out what’s on display!