Il programma di alta formazione per sviluppare nuove tecniche applicate all'industria Textile e al Fashion Design

Educazione e partecipazione civica
Tecnologie e strumenti:
Civic education and participation
OpenDot, Linda Zamboni

This year’s Fabricademy has kicked off at OpenDot in Milan!
Join us for a monthly thematic module at the intersection of textiles, digital fabrication and biology.

The modules

Fabricademy is the multidisciplinary distributed program dedicated to new technologies applied to the textile, fashion industry and wearable technologies.

Find out more: https://textile-academy.org/program/

The 7th edition of Fabricademy will start on September 19th 2023: subscribe for the modules we organize in OpenDot and deepen your skills on Sustainability, Wearable Technology and Industry 4.0. Each module consists of four classes.

Take a deeper look and register right away!

  • Sustainability
  • Wearable Technology
  • Industry 4.0

Exploring the role of future eco-pioneers and material designers for a circular and sustainable textile and clothing field, bringing together craftsmanship knowledge and disruptive technologies. The lectures and hands-on learning sessions offer a view on the past and future of sustainable craftsmanship: an array of techniques for environmentally friendly alternatives for the fields of textile and clothing. 

This sustainability area of research clusters knowledge from biomaterials, natural pigment & dyes fabrication, modular reconfigurable laser cut designs, and the solidification of soft fabrics into hard-structures for technical textile applications. It also introduces the participants to basic biotechnology practices. What's more: you will join the global lectures on Biochromes and Biofabricating materials live from OpenDot, as they are held by Cecilia Raspanti (Lead & co-founder of TextileLab and of Fabricademy).

It combines the following classes: 


The Wearable tech research area focuses on the design and integration of electronics with and as textiles for the development of smart fabrics that are aesthetically and performance-wise enhanced with microcontrollers, sensors, actuators and programmable logics. Participants will obtain basic programming, hardware design and circuit crafting skills in order to create interactive prototypes using conductive threads, fabrics, e-embroidery and other techniques. The projects can be developed for a broad range of applications, from performative arts to healthcare solutions

It combines the following classes: 


Developing skills and exploring the field of new technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D printing (additive manufacturing), parametric design and 3D modeling, as well as subtractive manufacturing, such as CNC milling and laser cutting. A combination of intensive workshops, where participants learn how to create digital files for apparel, fashion and accessories that are enabling mass customization, local manufacturing and reshape the factories of the Future through a performance-based hands-on approach to design.

It combines the following classes: 

About Fabricademy

Fabricademy runs in various nodes all over the world. OpenDot Milan is one of the fab labs in Italy for textile, fashion and material designers. Here, researchers, artists, engineers and creatives explore the future of the textile and clothing industry, with an approach geared toward understanding the principles and strategies of sustainable fashion and the circular economy.

Every class covers a different topic, with an international lecture from an expert in the field and hands-on workshops. You also will obtain hands-on experience to work with digital fabrication tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers and CNC milling machines.

Take a look at all the modules.

Contact us!

Would you like to get in touch? Do you have some more questions considering the program, or are you curious if Fabricademy is something for you? Reach out to us! Mail to: info@opendotlab.it 

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