Becoming a Node
Hosting Fabricademy is open to different kinds of institutions like Fab Labs, creative spaces, fashion and design schools, artist studios.
Fabricademy is open also to organizations who are not Fab Labs. While some Fab Lab equipment is necessary to complete the course, having access to one nearby is considered acceptable.
You can attend the 13 classes within your current study program in a school or join the full program in a participating Node.
The key elements required to host the class are hilighted below.
Here are the basic requirements and expectations for any lab that wishes to participate in the the Textile Academy course.
You should have a working group of at least 3 or 4 students, and a qualified instructor following them. We offer training for instructors in the form of bootcamps before the course as well as online materials.
Your lab MUST be equipped with the ALL necessary machines and other supplies to be able to participate in the Academy. Labs that are not properly equipped are not eligible to participate in the Academy, as the students will not be able to complete the course.
As this is a bleeding edge program, and inventory specification is continually being updated. For the most up-to-date list of recommended machines and supplies, see: the Fabricademy Lab Inventory
- Fab Lab equipment: 3D Printer / Laser cutter / Molding and casting/ cnc milling / materials / Composites / Electronics equipment
- Workstations for CAD modeling
- Basic biolab
- Sewing machine industrial normal
- Sewing machine industrial overlock
- Sewing machine small digital
- Knitting machine
- Knitting machine electroloom
- Fab Loom
- Soft actuators - e-textiles (conductive threads, conductive fabrics, mini vibration motors…)
- Scissors- threads, yarns, natural fibers
- Big working tables (as fashion schools)
- Roland Tex-art dye sublimation printer
- Embroidery machine
Registrations are open to become a Fabricademy 2018 node! Don't miss this opportunity to be among the first to offer the course. Would you host Fabricademy 2018 at your lab?
Fab Textiles Barcelona, Spain
Fab Lab Barcelona / Institute for Advanced
Architecture of Catalonia
Contact: Anastasia Pistofidou
TextileLab Amsterdam, The Netherlands
FabLab Amsterdam / Waag Society
Contact: Cecilia Raspanti
FabLab Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Contact: Adriana Cabrera
Fablab Digiscope, France
Paris Saclay University
Contact: Romain Di Vozzo
FabLab Reykjavik, Iceland
Contact: Linda Wander
FabLab Leon, Spain
Contact: Nuria Robles
Tinkerers Lab, Casteldefells, Spain
Contact: Milena Orlandini
WeMake Milano, Italy
Contact: Zoe Romano
Fablab Torino, Italy
Contact: Luisa Valente
FabLab Vancouver, Canada
Contact: Jason Wang
Echofab Fab Lab, Montreal, Canada
Contact: Mathieu Laporte
FabLab Yucatan, Mexico
Contact: Oscar Díaz
FabLab Esan, Lima, Peru
Contact: Carlos Silva
Ellora Ateliê, São Paulo, Brazil
Contact: Angela Barbour
Fablab O Shanghai, China
Contact: Saverio Silli