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Fabricademy is a 6-thirty day period educational programme at Waag that explores the intersection of textiles, digital fabrication and biology. The submission platform to sign up for in September 2022 is now open up! Come across out much more about the programme, the lab and its instructors.

Fabricademy at Waag’s TextileLab Amsterdam

Fabricademy runs in various nodes all above the globe. Waag’s TextileLab Amsterdam is just one of the first labs for textile, manner and substance designers. In this article, scientists, artists, engineers and creatives examine the upcoming of the textile and apparel sector. You can believe of it as a playground for craftsmanship, heritage, know-how, digital fabrication, shared knowledge and biology! TextileLab Amsterdam, our base at the Waag and the metropolis of Amsterdam might make it added appealing to comply with Fabricademy with us. 

TextileLab Amsterdam was established by Cecilia Raspanti and Ista Boszhard in 2016. It is aspect of Waag Futurelab, a Dutch general public investigation institution that is housed in a 15th Century creating in the city heart of Amsterdam. Waag has worked with hackers, designers, artists and researchers on making open up supply and inclusive technological know-how for society considering the fact that 1997. 

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TextileLab Amsterdam, Waag. Foto: Marco Badiani
TextileLab Amsterdam, Waag. Image: Marco Badiani

Fabricademy provides a broad overview of the condition of the art of the present market. Throughout the first a few months (September – December), as a college student you are presented with in-depth lectures in themes like circular manner, wearable technology, bio-fabricating products and sustainability. You also will get hold of palms-on encounter to function with electronic fabrication instruments these as laser cutters, 3D printers and CNC milling devices.

In the 2nd aspect of the plan (January – April), it’s up to you to combine the knowledge and equipment into a own project. You will be mentored by our focused instructors and pool of authorities. It’s chosen to consider the entire programme, but it’s also possible to subscribe for a subset. Get a search at the specific weekly subject areas.

Is this programme for me? 

Do you have a curious way of thinking? Are you crucial, do you like doing work with your palms and are you disciplined in documenting the creating process? Do you consider in open up resource and are you a little autodidact? Then, Fabricademy is made for you!  

Precise knowledge is just not essential. Getting in the intersection of various disciplines, this programme satisfies a wide assortment of (instructional) backgrounds and professions.

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Would you like to get in touch? Do you have some extra inquiries looking at the system, or are you curious if Fabricademy is a little something for you? Access out to us! Mail to: [email protected].

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Acquire a search at what former Fabricademy pupils created with us at Waag.

From foods waste to manner – Rebecca van Caem 
Rebecca created new textiles and fashion from one of Amsterdam’s regional food stuff squander streams: artichoke! Check out the online video of her remaining undertaking Boertex.

Rebecca van Caem
Boertex doorway Rebecca van Caem

Gaia – Bela Rofe
For her poetic closing undertaking, Bela was motivated by the symbolic which means of h2o, mermaid hair and algae. She weaved these meanings alongside one another: look at out the documentation of her work and the video Gaia. It really is also quite amazing to see that she’s exhibiting her work Weaving Drinking water at the Milan Design and style 7 days!

Screenshot from Bela Rofes final work video
Screenshot van Bela Rofe’s eindwerk

Closing Initiatives 2019-2020 – Bela Rofe – Gaia from Fabricademy, Textile Academy on Vimeo.

Symbiotic Sneakers – Sara Alvarez 
Footwear are usually extremely challenging to recycle, but that is not the case with Sara Alvarez’ Symbiotic Shoes! Enjoy her final movie or read the job interview, in which our alumna shares her encounters at Fabricademy.

Symbiotic shoes
Symbiotic sneakers by Sara Alvarez

About the instructors

Cecilia Raspanti is co-founder and lab guide of Waag’s TextileLab Amsterdam. There, she sales opportunities the creative investigate and technological development of new ideas and alternate options for the textile and clothes field. Cecilia is also co-founder and lecturer of Fabricademy.

Cecilia Raspanti
Cecilia Raspanti in het TextileLab

Beatriz Sandini is a designer and principle developer at Waag’s TextileLab Amsterdam. In April 2020, she graduated from the Fabricademy program at Waag with her own investigate project Ephemeral Style Lab, in which she proceeds to explore a lot more sustainable and accountable options to the manner market. Enjoy the online video.

Beatriz Sandini - TextileLab



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