About Fabricademy

Fabricademy - Textile and Technology Academy is a 6-month intensive program at the intersection of digital fabrication, textiles and biology 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. The program explores the interrelation of human-technology-environment through the notions of embodiment, materiality, ecodesign, biodesign, performance, smart textiles and digital fabrication. The program consists of a combination of online lectures given by international experts and hands-on classes and machine access guided by local experts in a fully equipped lab environment. Regarding the academic structure, there are two phases: 

Phase 1: Skills Capsules 

The first phase (September to December) emphasizes the development of knowledge of prominent technologies through a series of hands-on intensive masterclasses that interweave traditional craftsmanship with advanced prototyping tools, innovative materials, software and manufacturing techniques. This phase sees the students work individually in short intense exercises and experiments. Every week, the focus is on a different topic - see overview & images from the ongoing program in Blönduós to the right.  

Phase 2: Personal Project Development 

The second phase (January to March) capitalizes on all the learning of phase 1 in order to develop a mature personal project. Participants focus on individual in-depth applied project research, employing critical thinking, hard and soft skills for the development of innovative solutions that explore and implement more viable, sustainable and fair alternative systems of today.

We first started teaching Fabricademy - Textile Academy at the Textile Center in Blönduós in September 2022. Participants have access to our TextileLab facilities and will also be able to collaborate with Biopol ehf, Marine Biotechnology Science Hotel in Skagaströnd, Ístex Wool Washing plant in Blönduós, Spinning factory in Mosfellsbær and Fab Lab Sauðárkrókur. 

Find more information about the program and apply on the Fabricademy website: https://textile-academy.org

  Fabricademy students and instructor 2022/23                  

  Our Fabricademy students Alice, Ariane Margrét, Emma, instructor Louise Massacrier, Alberte, Sept. 2022.