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
2019/20 Applications are open for Nodes! Don't miss this opportunity to be among the first to offer the course. Would you host Fabricademy 2019 at your lab?
Fab Textiles Barcelona, Spain
Fab Lab Barcelona / Institute for Advanced
Architecture of Catalonia
Contact: Anastasia Pistofidou
TextileLab Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fab Lab Amsterdam / Waag Society
Contact: Cecilia Raspanti
Matrix with Fab Lab Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
Fab Lab Kamp-Lintfort
Contact: Adriana Cabrera
ViNN:Lab, Wildau, Germany
Technische Hochschule Wildau,
Contact: Eva Ismer
Fab lab Digiscope, Paris-Saclay, France
Contact: Romain Di Vozzo
Sew & Laine Fab Textile Lab, Bordeaux, France
Fab Lab Leon, Spain
Contact: Nuria Robles
WeMake Milano, Italy
Contact: Zoe Romano
Fab lab Torino, Italy
Contact: Luisa Valente
Onl'fait, Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Cristina Olivotto
Aegean Idea Lab, Paros, Greece
Contact: Kathy Sinclair
Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Contact: Bali Abhishek
Fab Lab Yucatan, Mexico
Contact: Oscar Díaz
Fab Lab Esan, Lima, Peru
Contact: Carlos Silva
Ellora Ateliê, São Paulo, Brazil
Contact: Angela Barbour
Fab Lab Kamakura, Japan
Contact: Jun Kawahara
Zios Makerspace, Chandigarh
Contact: Mahavir Singh
Fab Lab Irbid, Jordan
Contact: Nadine Hasan Abu Tuhaimer
TechShop Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Contact: Haya Sami