Tomas Diez is a Venezuela-born Urbanist specialising in digital fabrication and its implications on the future cities models.

He is permanent faculty at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), one of the initiators of the Fab Lab Barcelona project, and a PhD researcher at University College of London. He holds a bachelors degree in Urban Planning and Sociology by the University Simon Bolivar, a masters in Advanced Architecture by IAAC, and a diploma in Digital Fabrication by the Fab Academy programme from the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, with which he works as a close collaborator in the development of the Fab Lab Network worldwide with the Fab Foundation.

He is co-founder of the Smart Citizen project and art space StudioP52, both in Barcelona, and currently developing the FAB City project together with the Barcelona City Council, IAAC, MIT’s CBA and the Fab Foundation; and he is co-chair of the FAB10 international fab lab conference. His research interests relate to the use of digital fabrication tools to transform the reality, and how the use of new technologies can change the way people consume, produce and relate with each other in cities.