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Class Schedule 2019-2020#

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.

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

September 24th, 2019

Fabricademy Coordination

This class will introduce you to the Fabricademy topics and background and provide all the details on why and how document your work.

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Digital Bodies#

October 1st, 2019

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#

October 8th, 2019

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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October 15th, 2019

Cecilia Raspanti

This class will focus on exploring material and colouring alternatives to the current ones. Ranging from natural dyes, using pigments and bacteria, to material biofabrication. Local recipes of DIY materials

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October 22nd, 2019

Liza Stark

During this week students will be introduced to an overview of the field of electronic textiles, example works in the field as well as materials and technical developments that have made these projects possible. We will go into details on different techniques for making soft/flexible/fabric circuits.

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October 29th, 2019

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Open source hardware: from fibers to fabric#

November 5th, 2019

Mar Canet & Varvara Guljajeva

The class explores the open source hardware field in general and focuses on its potential in the area of textile. How to update obsolete machines for producing textile? How to take advantage of digital fabrication and open source technology to come up with an open source machine for knitting, weaving and invent new techniques.

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Computational Couture#

November 12th, 2019

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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Textile as Scaffold#

November 19th, 2019

Anastasia Pistofidou

Technical textiles have various applications, among which agrotech, building, clothes, geotech, sports. In this class we will use textiles for composites, polymerisation, solidification, fabric formwork, crystallization, composites and biocomposites, agglomerates, etc.

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November 26th, 2019

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

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Implications and applications#

December 3rd, 2019

Oscar Tomico

Recent developments in electronics, software programming and service design are shaking the current notions of what a textile is. Societal trends like a renewed interest in crafts, the need for a sustainable mass production system and the emergence of personalization are reshaping the way the fashion system works.

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Soft robotics#

December 10th, 2019

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#

December 17th, 2019

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… x

Project proposal presentation#

Fabricademy Coordination

Students will present a proposal for their final project.