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This is for the Game Changers

We live in the most exciting era of humanity: never before has technology been more available, supportive and powerful to turn our ideas into reality.
Re-FREAM gives artists and designers access to new production technology, new materials, and know-how to co-create innovative fashion concepts with scientists.
Accept the challenge to Re-Think our processes, traditions, production methods, design and the functionality of fashion.

And to do it better.

In three spaces, each of the 20 artists will receive 55.000 EUR funding for co-creating innovative art concepts with us (scientists) within a 9-month-period. These three hubs are based in Valencia, Linz and Berlin and will be your co-creation space for at least one third of the project duration.

The call is open from 7th of March to 30th of May 2019 (3pm).

Call for Submissions

Re-FREAM is an invitation to artists and designers to join and
submit a project proposal within the following research challenges:
IZM-Smart Pixel Textile Display

From analog to connected

The integration of electronics into textiles enables new possibilities of how we can communicate with each other in the post-smartphone era and find new ways of interaction between our bodies and our environment.
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It also offers new possibilities of perceiving, understanding and interacting with its own body. Artist and Designers with scientists are asked to collaborate tore-think the future communication  and interaction in a digital age or re-think concepts, which illustrates interconnectivity and interdependencies between people and the environment and expresses circularity of nature.Project propositions could focus on social, environmental or health related topics. Re-FREAM favors ideas that lead to visionary concepts that disrupt or complement communication industry.
SLA

From 2D to 3D

Traditionally, the predominant use of textiles as fashion materials has led to the development of 2D pattern-making methods for dressing the complex shape of the three-dimensional human body. Nowadays, digital design tools allow us to design easily and 3D print complex shapes for the human body.
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This opens new possibilities for  aesthetic expression and wearable functionality to enhance both body comfort and performance. Artists and designers are asked to collaborate with technical researchers to find new strategies to rethink fashion in 3D and to optimize related materials, 3D colours, and software. Project proposals could focus on experiments and developments of completely new processes for the creation and production of fashion. Re-FREAM favours visionary aesthetic concepts.
Jovi Fotógrafos

From linear to sustainable circular systems

Nature works in cycles - nothing is wasted, everything is reused. In contrast, the textile industry operates in a linear way, leading to extreme wastefulness and pollution.
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Large amounts of resources are employed to produce clothes that are very often used only for a short time before being disposed. Future fashion concepts should lead to a new textile system in line with the principles of circular economy, integrating people, technology, and the environment. Re-FREAM challenges artists and designers to re-imagine/rethink the textile system, using second-hand, old-fashioned clothes and turning them into something new, giving them new lease on life. Eco-friendly colouring and finishing technologies and 3D printing will offer completely new possibilities for future circular fashion concepts and opportunities for eco-innovative design.

Join our ART-TECH webinars

Why?

In three webinars, we will support you with insights to technologies for each research challenge to develop your idea.

What?

Each technology will be presented and explained in an understandable way and you can ask questions.

When?

May 7, 2019; 10 am - 12 am: from 2D to 3D
May 8, 2019; 10 am - 12 am: from analog to connected
May 9, 2019; 10 am - 12 am: from linear to sustainable circular systems

How?

You can join a live stream of these sessions on Youtube. (link coming soon)

In three co-creation spaces, each of the 20 artists will receive 55.000 EUR funding for co-creating innovative art concepts with scientists within a 9-month period. The three hubs are based in Valencia, Linz and Berlin, and will be your co-creation spaces for at least one third of the project duration.

In the hubs, we provide access to different fields of expert technology and co-creation facilitation services, as well as network and knowledge opportunities to accelerate the selected projects from the call and help them grow. An international jury will evaluate the artistic and technical content of your applications, paying close attention to the design, technological and business concepts, and professional background.

Re-FREAM invites you for an ART-TECH exchange before the submission deadline. Re-Think your concept together with scientists and discover the possibilities of novel technologies in meet ups.

Become part of the future of fashion

About Re-FREAM

The latest manufacturing technologies are currently changing not only fashion itself, but also design and production methods. Technological advances are about to change processes in development, material design, production and several other fields within this industry.

The Mission of Re-FREAM is for artists and designers to co-explore digitally-enabled, small-scale production/manufacturing systems by inviting them to tinker and experiment in an fully geared-up infrastructure and community-supportive environment. We invite serendipity to embrace the unseen and the unthought of, and to explore and pioneer, together.