The Woven Futures program provides access to innovative and digital technologies for textile, jewelry, and ceramic designers. It offers specialized theoretical and practical training with tools that enable participants to create works 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.
This program is for you if you:
are interested in experimenting with technology, but you don’t know where to start.
want to gain exposure for your work.
want to be part of a community of makers.
This program is NOT for you if you:
have no experience in your chosen design field.
want to learn design.
want a deep technical training instead of a vision and overview of possibilities.
textile designer/artist, fashion designer
3 week, on Friday afternoons & Saturdays
While 3D design is becoming industry standard in physical fashion, a new creative discipline emerges for virtual-only clothing. During this course, you will learn to use digital technologies whether you are making physical clothing, digital-only clothing, or a combination of those. We will discuss industry trends and future opportunities in the digital fashion market. During the workshops, you will create a physical dress using 3D real-time design and digital fabrication technologies (laser cutting, UV printing), while also rendering a digital-only twin of it. Utilizing augmented reality technologies you will create an animation layer on top of your physical clothing. All tech packed into one workflow and one dress by the end of the course!
digital pattern editing & 3D real-time design (Clo3D)
rendering a digital-only twin (Blender)
laser cutting / UV printing AR markers
creating an AR animation layer (Blender, SparkAR)
individual mentoring sessions
group exhibition and media presentation
28 January or 4 Feb
jewelry designers, metalworkers
The manufacturing techniques of our time are easy for jewelry designers to master, yet few use them. Software design skills are lacking: digital manufacturing is only possible with digitally designed objects. On the other hand, it is necessary to understand the possibilities and limitations of modern technologies to integrate them into traditional manufacturing processes. Our contemporary jewelry design course focuses on these areas, allowing participants to produce sample pieces of their designs.
specific Rhino sessions
high-resolution 3D scanning and 3D printing, learning about the materials
group and individual design consultation sessions
manufacturing technology consultation
6 days of workshop time with machining assistance
free use of the workshop after the course if required
learning about the casting process
studio photography of the finished objects
group exhibition and media presentation
ceramicist, sculptor, interior designer
8 - 13 August
The participants of the course will learn to use JetClay, an open-source tool for 3D printing ceramics. JetClay shares their technological development with the maker community, publishing them in repositories like WikiFactory and also making workshops focusing on the building and use of these tools. During this workshop, artists will mix both digitally designed shape experiments and composite materials for printing. At the end of the workshop participants will be capable of designing for and fully independently operating the tool.The workshop serves as an introduction to ceramic 3D printing starting from the construction of a delta 3D printer with a printing and learning all the necessary to make the most of this emerging technology.
architect, ceramics 3D printing expert
Japi is an architect, involved in the Spanish maker community, and a member of MakeSpace Madrid. He understands the use of technology as craft and is eminently experimental, developing his own tools. In this way, JetClay stands out a 3D printed ceramics project. Since 2018 he has been a product tutor at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in the faculty of MDI (Master of Design and Innovation) and from 2019 also in Digital Fabrication & Media. He runs CiOestudio, developing projects of architecture, interior, stage, and product design.
jewelry designer, digital fabrication expert
Balázs has been using 3D modeling and contemporary digital manufacturing technologies since 2016. Besides designing custom jewelry, he has been developing his brand named AGOSTON BALAZS, which was last seen at Milano Fashion Week. Currently, he is pursuing a degree at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Digital Craft and Object design.
applications engineer, 3D scanning expert
Miklós is an applications engineer, he has been working with 3D measurement technologies for the past 4 years. He previously worked in the automotive and engineering industries. “It's incredible to see how 3D scanning can simultaneously digitize cities, bridges and monuments, but also sculptures, jewelry and art.”
fashion designer, leader 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.
Brigitta completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainable Fashion Design & Business at the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology in Denmark. Besides her project on sustainable knit & crochet wear at solær she is working as a freelance designer. She is interested in the turning point of the fashion industry towards embracing digital developments such as 3D design and virtual prototyping as a more inclusive and responsible way of designing for the future.
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.
Fee: 50.000 HUF
The submitted applications will be reviewed considering the criteria and the conditions described below:
motivation of participation
interest in innovative technologies
Registration for the digital fashion workshop: