Project at a glance
- Focus on Fashion Technology with a critical approach under the spectrum of sustainability, future scarcity, and space habitation.
- Approaches such as hands-on learning, first-person perspectives, and multiverse thinking.
Future Technologies for Sustainable Fashion (FTSF) aims to foster collaborations in the emerging field of Fashion Technology with a critical approach under the spectrum of sustainability, future scarcity, and space habitation.
FTSF is a program co-organized by the IED Barcelona and Fabricademy – FabLab Barcelona of IAAC (Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) with the aim to create an interdisciplinary environment in which the students can benefit from the different approaches and resources of the two institutions: from embodied design ideation methods and research through design approach to digital fabrication and synthetic biology open labs.
Students will work intensively to develop emerging technologies that respond to societal needs through a hands-on approach, first-person perspective methodology, and multiverse thinking. Mixed student teams lead the projects from the two schools that share vision and agendas and wish to establish their collaboration and enable participants to work under the guidance of a broader and multidisciplinary pool of experts to ideate and prototype solutions with a design, hands-on-centred approach.
The main challenges they will face will be focused on the following:
- How emerging and disruptive technologies could reverse the environmental impact that the fashion system has on the planet.
- Exploring new ways of designing and producing fashion that lead to novel approaches to how fashion is consumed and discarded.
Student teams will work for 12 weeks researching and prototyping solutions using agile manufacturing technologies, new materials, and wearable computing that will be presented at the end of the course to an invited jury of experts from IdeaSquare, CERN, and related industrial partners.