What is the Fabricademy?
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 programme will last six months, with approximately three months of seminars and learning modules and three months focusing on individual in-depth applied project research.
What do you learn?
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 programme is structured in two phases: a 13-weeks series of classes and a 10-weeks project development phase. The classes will be taught by worldwide experts in combination with local experts.
Who can follow the Fabricademy?
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.