Built Environment

Digital Fabrication provides for innovation in, and fabrication of, complete engineered systems in the built environment in forms that are affordable and accessable for the communities. Built Environments refers to the human-made space in which people live, work, and recreate on a day-to-day basis. These environments consist of human-made surroundings that provide the settings for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings and parks or green space to healthy food access and community gardens, to neighborhoods that often include their supporting infrastructure, such as water supply, or energy networks. Incite Focus trains participants in the means to improve the community’s well-being through construction of aesthetically, health improved, and environmentally improved landscapes and living structures.

The curriculum leads to a full Fab Academy diploma.

Natural Environment

Agroecology (permaculture) provides for effective engagement with the natural environment to provide ecosystem services in a regenerative way without financially or environmentally toxic externalities. The idea of sustainability takes on a new life with permaculture. Moving beyond gardening and composting, permaculture incorporates design principles, biology and sustainability with traditional gardening and agriculture.

Through Incite Focus your group can learn the basics of permaculture, create a garden, hoop house, Aquaponics system or urban farm. You can be involved in a wide range of service learning projects, and be part of the urban agriculture movement. We guide you through the process of designing a permaculture garden for your home location. We also provide coaching on the design and building aspects, as well as the appropriate plant and animal life for your specific area.

Invisible structures

Our Invisible Structures section concentrates on the systems that we are imbedded in. Social, Economic, Organizational and Political as they apply to spheres ranging from local to global. Appropriate practices to understand and interoperate with these systems to build our human capacity and restore the capacities that our communities need.