Course Details

The ​Postgraduate of Fabricademy BCN, Textile and Technology Academy​ is a 6-month intensive program at the intersection of digital fabrication, textiles and biology.

The program explores the interrelation of human-technology-environment through the notions of embodiment, materiality, ecodesign, biodesign, performance, smart textiles and digital fabrication. Fabricademy is a transdisciplinary program with a mission to (re)shape and (re)define the implications and applications of technology in the textile and clothing industry, from the fashion sector to the upcoming wearable market. It offers a broad overview of the state of the art of the current industry and builds on “learning by doing” methodologies, tackling themes like personal fabrication, distributed manufacturing, industry 4.0,wearable technology, biofabrication, assistive technologies and sustainability.

IAAC-Fab Lab Barcelona offers 1 x 50% Scholarship for the ​Postgraduate of Fabricademy, Textile and Technology Academy, valued at 8.800 USD.

This program grants 45 ECTS granted by the School of Professional and Executive Development at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia – European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Scholarship Conditions

• Students with scholarships must attend a minimum of 80% of classes and Reviews
• Students with scholarships must finish the course in the 1st Evaluation Round (April 2023)
• Students with scholarships must comply with the program terms, conditions and procedures
• Students with scholarships cannot defer their grant for following years. If students discontinue the course, the scholarship will be terminated, and Central Coordination may require payment of full fees.
• Project design and files, as a rule of Fabricademy, will be open source.
• The scholarship presented in this public announcement cannot be combined with other economic reductions offered by IAAC – Fab Lab Barcelona – Fabricademy.
• Participants that will be selected accept that part of their work will be published on Websites and/or Social Media channels of the institutions involved.

Project Brief

Productive Cities: New Materials

Cities face great challenges today, from climate change to the impact of global pandemics, automation, or the uncertain future of work and labor. Productive cities’ objective is to explore the potential of urban manufacturing to innovate on more sustainable food, energy and material systems, developed in collaboration with citizens and communities to reduce the generation of waste and build more inclusive and resilient urban areas.

​Your challenge is to design a project proposal (an object or an intervention), within the logic of ecodesign, biodesign, and circularity, that repurposes waste to make new materials from your neighborhood.

Inspiration:
https://fablabbcn.org/blog/emergent-ideas/biomaterials-101 
https://fablabbcn.org/projects/siscode-remix-el-barrio 
https://tcbl.eu/resources

In order to participate, candidates interested in the Fabricademy Scholarship Competition must:

  • Hold a first-level academic diploma or Bachelor degree, or about to graduate within the academic year 2020/21
  • Have a full proficient level in English
  • Complete the IAAC scholarship application form below in full*
  • Submit your project in pdf format, A3 format, 3 pages max (max 8MB) by sending an email to the Applications Department ([email protected])

*If you have already applied to an IAAC Master program, please send an email to the Applications Department ([email protected]) to communicate that you are participating in the scholarship competition as well. In this email, please attach your project proposal (as indicated on the scholarship page ”Project Brief”)

Competition Deadline

Start date: 25th January 2022 – 00:00 (CET)
End date: 25th February 2022 – 23:59 (CET)
Winners announced: 11th March 2022 – 23:59 (CET)

The Selection Committee

The Jury will be integrated by master programme Directors, faculty and special guests and professionals coming from the different topics to be addressed by the 6 competitions.  

Winners Announcement

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia will release the name of the winners on its official website in March 2022.