Class Schedule 2020-2021#
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 2018-19 channel on Vimeo.
Welcome: State of the art, project management and documentation#
September 22nd, 2020
This class will introduce you to the Fabricademy topics and background and provide all the details on why and how document your work.
September 29th 2020
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.
Circular Open Source Fashion#
October 8th, 2020
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.
October 13th, 2020
This class will focus on exploring colouring alternatives to the current ones. Ranging from plant based, insect base and bacteria based pigments.
October 20th, 2020
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.
October 27th, 2020
This class will focus on exploring material alternatives to the current ones. By bridging craftsmanship techniques and todays easier access to technologies, we explore alternative material resources in order to craft their processing and develop products and materials hand in hand.
November 3rd, 2020
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.
Open source hardware: from fibers to fabric#
November 10th, 2020
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.
Textile as Scaffold#
November 17th, 2020
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.
November 23rd, 2020
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
Implications and applications#
December 1st 2020
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.
December 8th, 2020
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.
December 15th, 2020
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…
Project proposal presentation#
Students will present a proposal for their final project.