We are proud to be selected as one of the Re-fream designers 2021. Over the next 9 months, we will be working on the research project Second Skins, adaptable clothing.
For the second time, an international jury selected 10 artists and designers and awarded them with a grant of 55,000 Euros. The call was part of Re-FREAM, a collaborative research project, where selected applicants team up with a community of scientists to rethink the manufacturing process of the fashion industry. Re-FREAM is a pillar of the STARTS Programme (Science + Technology + Arts) – an initiative of the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
The goal is to develop new concepts for the future of fashion by means of new processes and aesthetics that are inclusive and sustainable. Selected artists and technologists commit during a nine-month period to a co-research and co-create process together by using Re-FREAM’s Art/Tech Collaboration methodology on specific technology challenges. Artists and Designers will be asked to re-think their work in a more scientific way. Vice versa, scientists will be required to re-think their research in a more artistic way. Both groups will benefit from mutual learning and empowerment.
In its second open call, Re-FREAM was looking for innovative concepts for the future of fashion. More than 130 applications were submitted at the official STARTS platform aiming to receive 55.000 Euros of funding to co-create with scientists in one of three different European scientific hubs (Berlin, Linz, Valencia). Each hub is dedicated to one area of research: additive manufacturing, smart textiles and sustainable finishing.