Woven Futures

weaving the future of textiles, jewelry and ceramics

bootcamp for designers & artists

2022 summer

About the bootcamp

2022 summer

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.


The program

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.





June 2022

open to:

jewelry designers, metalworkers

Programme lenght:

1 month

open to:

textile designer/artist, fashion designer

Programme lenght:

1 month


8 days




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



July 2022

open to:

textile designer/artist, fashion designer

Programme lenght:

1 month


8 days




Participants can learn about different biodesign methods, growable biomaterials, and digital machining processes. They will explore the current uses of sustainable raw materials, the growing processes, and the coloring and patterning potential of the biomaterials. Material experiments will be worked into a collection of objects through digital design, printmaking, and laser cutting.


  • specific CLO3D & digital design sessions

  • kombucha, mycelium, and bioplastic recipes & production processes

  • group and individual biodesign consultation sessions

  • storage space to "grow" the creations

  • studio photography of the finished objects

  • group exhibition and media presentation



August 2022

open to:

ceramicist, sculptor, interior designer

Programme lenght:

1 week


6 days




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.


Japi Contonente

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.

Balázs Kiss

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.

Alexandra Kis-Baraksó

product design engineer, biodesigner

Alexandra Kis-Baraksó is the founder of Manera Studio, currently an MMA Art Fellow, and a lecturer at the Institute of Product Design at Óbuda University. She approaches product design from a sustainability standpoint, considers critical approaches, exploration and curiosity to be the most important things in object creation, and of course, collaborative thinking.

Dóra Márföldi

textile artist, biodesigner

Dóra graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries of the Budapest Metropolitan University, Master of Fashion and Textile Design, specialization in Textile Design. In addition to her teaching work at METU, she is involved in biodesign. Her research interests are in sustainable material design in collaboration with Micelium.

Fanni Huszar

digital 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 at Dress-coding.

Miklós Gábriel

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.”

David Pap

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

Selection  criteria

The submitted applications will be reviewed considering the criteria and the conditions described below:

  • motivation of participation

  • interest in innovative technologies

  • professional portfolio

Application Timeline

April 27, 2022 I opening of application

June 19, 2022, 24:00 I application deadline

June 22, 2022 I  announcement of results