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Class Schedule 2021-2022#

All lectures run on Tuesdays from 9AM to 11AM Boston time. This is 01:00PM GMT, check the World Clock if you are not sure.

TIP: You can also find all the videos in the Classes 2020-21 channel on Vimeo.


PHASE 1 - LECTURES#


Welcome: State of the art, project management and documentation#

class01

September 21nd, 2021

Fabricademy Coordination

This class introduces the Fabricademy topics, vision, mission and background. It will provide participantts with all the details necessary on why and how document their research, work and discoveries.

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Digital Bodies#

class02

September 28th 2021

Anastasia Pistofidou

This class introduces new digital tools that complement hand tools in order to design, represent, make and modify the human figure that can then be used as a canvas for creation.

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Circular Open Source Fashion#

class03

October 5th, 2021

Zoe Romano

In this class the lecture will outline the systems behind fashion and the textile industry, focusing on alternative systems such as circular fashion, agile fashion, open value chains.

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Biochromes#

class04

October 12th, 2021

Cecilia Raspanti

This class will focus on exploring colouring alternatives to the current ones. Ranging from plant based, insect base and bacteria based pigments.

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E-Textiles#

class05

October 19th, 2021

Liza Stark

Participants are introduced to the field of e-textiles, example projects in the field, and the materials & technical developments that make these projects possible. We will go into detail on different techniques for making soft/flexible/fabric circuits.

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Biofabricating Materials#

class06

October 26th, 2021

Cecilia Raspanti

This class focuses on exploring material alternatives to the current ones. By bridging craftsmanship techniques and todays easier access to technology, we explore alternative resource streams to grow/craft, process and develop products and materials.

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Computational Couture#

class07

November 2nd, 2021

Aldo Sollazzo

In this lecture participants will explore computational design methods towards a new reinterpretation of cloths, garments and accessories for fashion design, inspired by a new digital design methodology.

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Open source hardware: from fibers to fabric#

class08

November 9th, 2021

Mar Canet & Varvara Guljajeva

The class explores the open source hardware field, focusing on its potential in the area of textiles. Updating obsolete textile machines, taking advantage of digital fabrication & open source tech to craft machines for knitting, weaving or new techniques.

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Textile as Scaffold#

class09

November 16th, 2021

Anastasia Pistofidou

Technical textiles have various applications, a.o. agrotech, building, clothes, geotech, sports. In this class we will use textiles for composites, fabric formwork, polymerisation, solidification, crystallization, (bio)composites & agglomerates.

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Wearables#

class10

November 23rd, 2021

Liza Stark

This second class on the topic of wearables and e-textiles will provide a more advanced coverage on soft sensors and actuators and programming interactions, to embed e-textiles into wearable projects.

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Implications and applications#

class11

November 30th 2021

Oscar Tomico

Recent developments in tech & service design are shaking the current notions of what textile is. This class explores the need of sustainable processes, systems and applications.

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Soft robotics#

class12

December 7th, 2021

Lily Chambers & Adriana Cabrera

This class will focus in the study of a specific field in robotics, the soft robotics. Unlike rigid robots we are mostly used to, soft bodied robots have similarities and performance characteristics similar to living organisms or the human body.

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Skin Electronics#

class13

December 14th, 2021

Katia Vega

In the same way that the wearables industry is integrating fashion practices in their development, we envision new partnerships between the biotech/tech companies and skin professionals such as makeup artists…

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Project proposal presentation#

class14

December 21st & 22nd, 2021

Fabricademy Coordination

Students will present a proposal for their final project.

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PHASE 2 - PERSONAL PROJECT REVIEWS#


Review on Workflow - gantt chart#

class15

January, 2022

Fabricademy Coordination

The objective of this session is to present updates and further research conducted by participants over the winter break, for the development of the final project.

Review on process/workflow: electronics, Custom tools and b.o.m.#

class16

January, 2022

Fabricademy Coordination

The objective of this session is to present the processes needed to accomplish the project: which custom tools, materials or required electronics are fundamental for the development of the final project.

Focus Groups - Mentoring sessions#

class17

February, 2022

Fabricademy Coordination & mentors

The Final Projects are clustered into topics and participants get personalized mentoring sessions from a group of selected international professionals.

Mid Term Presentations#

classxx

February, 2022

Fabricademy Coordination & mentors

The focus of this session is all about crafting a first complete presentation of the final project. Invited professionals review and give further feedback on the concept and status of the projects, providing support to the participants in making clear their direction and final outcomes.

Focus Groups - Mentoring sessions#

class18

March, 2022

Fabricademy Coordination & mentors

The Final Projects are clustered into topics and participants get personalized mentoring sessions from a group of selected international professionals.

Review on Storytelling & final prototype#

class19

March, 2022

Fabricademy Coordination & mentors

The focus of this session is two fold: a clear update on the final prototype (physical, digital, process, performance, etc) crafting the narrative that communicates/presents the project to your “audience”; achieved in a variety of formats: pitch, storyboard, video, interactive overview

Final Projects Presentations#

class02

March, 2022

Fabricademy Coordination & mentors

Your project is required to use at least 3 out of the 12 assignments, or advance the state of the art by presenting innovation that was not presented in class