Do you want to dye textile with living bacteria, 3D-print new materials, investigate how to digitally draft patterns, and think about new production processes in the textile- and fashion-industry? Do you want to be part of the future of the clothing industry and a global network of pioneers world wide?
You can when you join the Fabricademy: a new textile academy program!
Fabricademy is a transdisciplinary course that focuses on the development of new technologies applied in the textile industry, in its broad range of applications, from the fashion industry and the upcoming wearable market. The two phase program will last 6 months, with approximately 3 months of seminars and learning modules and three months focusing on individual in depth applied project research.
Call for participants
The Fabricademy is a 6 months course (at least three full days a week) during which you will learn about the techniques, processes, machines, and tools that impact the designing, prototyping of both experimental textiles and clothing. Together we will investigate how to digitally draft patterns, work with machines (like laser cutters and 3D printers), and explore options for new materials, how digital fabrication can be applied to textile processes and dyeing techniques with living bacteria and natural dyes. Always framed in the context of critically questioning the current textile and clothing industry, its values and the way it operates.
The Fabricademy is for fashion, textile, and material designers; researchers, artists, and engineers; and all creatives interested in exploring topics surrounding the textile and clothing, working inside and outside the industry. The workshops will give you the tools and knowledge to develop your own in depth research project during the 10 weeks project development.
The program is structured in two phases: a 13 weeks program of classes and a 10 weeks project development phase.
The classes will be taught by world wide experts in combination with local experts.
The 13 weeks lectures program:
- State of the art, project management and documentation
- Digital Bodies
- Bio dyes & Biofabrics
- Circular Open Source Fashion
- E-textiles & Wearables I
- Computational Couture
- Textile as Scaffold
- Open source Hardware- from fibers to fabric
- E-textiles & Wearables II
- Implications and applications
- Soft Robotics
- Skin electronics
Fabricademy offers a distributed rather than distance educational model: students learn in local workgroups, with peers, mentors, and machines, which are then connected globally by content sharing and video for interactive classes. Giving you access to the network of participants world wide, weekly exchange knowledge and learnings and access to a large database of academy learning materials and videos.