7 days of creation
The 7-days-long Woven Futures program is designed to provide access to innovative and digital technologies available for textile- and fashion designers, artists, and professionals working in the fashion industry. It provides specialized theoretical and practical training with tools that enable participants to create artworks on the intersection of technology, art & design. The program imparts new knowledge and supports the development of innovative practices, creations, and products through design-driven research.
In the Hungarian education systems, technologies lag behind modern programs and tools used in the industry. Woven Futures is Hungary's first complex and hands-on educational program that aims to make innovative technologies and related knowledge available to designers, textile professionals, and artists. The tuition fee is covered for 8 selected participants by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary. We invited internationally recognized artists, makers, and engineers; therefore, the program’s official language is English.
You can apply with a professional resume and/or portfolio until May 29, 2021.
This program is for you if you:
are interested in experimenting with technology, but you don’t know where to start.
are concerned about the environmental impact of the fashion industry.
want to learn from international lecturers and researchers.
This program is NOT for you if you:
have no experience in the fashion, textile, or design field.
want to learn design.
want technical training instead of a vision and overview of possibilities.
In this program, you will learn about:
digital methods | computational design, digital tailoring & fashion
biomaterials | biobased products & circular design
digital fabrication | 3D printing, CNC milling, vacuum forming, laser cutting
Esteban de la TORRE
media artist, co-founder of EJTECH studio, Research Lead at MOME-IK
Media artist from Mexico with Hungarian roots, working across both sonic and visual media. He is focused on the creation of tangible, reactive environments, exploring the material force of sound, as well as examining the medium of textile as the next interface and second skin for human-computer interaction. Co-founder of studio EJTECH, research lead at Soft Interfaces Lab at MOME-IK.
3D design expert, CTO, and Head of 3D AcademyFreeDee Printing Solutions
Having strong knowledge in digital architecture and several years of international work experience in 3D design, Peter’s goal is to help the spread of 3D technologies in Hungary, as well as to adapt additive manufacturing in the engineering and artistic workflow. During his university years he was already attracted by the most exciting geometries of contemporary design; the organic, algorithm-based, parametric models. His enthusiasm turned him into the expert of parametric design and 3D technologies. He’s founded and led several companies (Gigamax3D, parametric art) and joined the team of FreeDee Printing Solutions lin 2015, where he works as a CTO and Head of 3D Academy giving lectures in 3D printing, modeling and scanning.
architect, director of FabTextiles & Co-founder of Fabricademy
Anastasia is the director of the FabTextiles research lab since 2013 and co-founder of Fabricademy, A new Textile and Technology Academy since 2017. She combines the analog and the digital towards applied research focused on new materials, art and textiles. As an architect she specialized in digital fabrication technologies, design and distributed education. She has a Master degree from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia 2010-2011 in Digital tectonics and a Bachelor Degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, department of Architecture in 2008.
digital fabrication expert, CEO of FabLab Budapest, Lecturer at MOME
David is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of FabLab Budapest. Founded in 2011, FabLab Budapest is part of an international open innovation network with more than 1,800 members, presented in more than 100 countries. He is a digital fabrication expert and associate professor at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. His areas of specialty are the overlaps of technology, cultural and creative industries. He believes in bottom-up innovation and helps others to shape their ideas into real prototypes.
fashion designer, organizer of Woven Futures program, founder of Dress-coding project
Fanni is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Fashion & Textile Design at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, while also a member of FabLab Budapest’s team. She focuses on digital technologies and innovation in the fashion field. She designs apparel and projects at the intersection of textiles and technology.
3D body images generated by 3D scanning enable the creation of personalized, accurately fitting clothing and adaptation to one’s individual physique. Taking body measurements in traditional tailoring salons is done by a trained tailor, who knows where and how to take measurements. Creating one body scan decreases error caused by inaccurate manual measurement taking and allows the designer to do the first fitting virtually. 3D scanned objects are also a great digital matter of artistic creations.
The submitted applications will be reviewed considering the criteria described below:
motivation of participation and interest in innovative technologies
quality of previous professional experience and works
Selected applicants have to participate in the full pargram.
May 12, 2021 | opening of application
May 29, 2021, 24:00 | application deadline
May 31, 2021 | announcement of results
June 26 to July 2, 2021. | Woven Futures program