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This is to the Game Changers

We live in the most exciting era of mankind: never before has technology been more available, supportive and powerful to turn the biggest dreams into reality. The time is now to face the criticism to production in the fashion industry and return with solutions that can positively impact our planet. Accept the challenge to Re-Think our processes, traditions, production methods, design and the functionality of fashion.

And to do it better.

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

The call will be opened from 7th of March to 30th of May (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 potentials of how we communicate in the future with each other in the post-smartphone era and to find new ways of interaction between the human body and its 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 easily design 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.

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

In the co-creation spaces situated in Valencia, Berlin and Linz, we provide different fields of expert technology access and co-creation facilitation services as well as network and knowledge access for accelerating the selected projects from our call and help projects grow. An international jury will evaluate the artistic and technical content of your applications considering the design, technological concept and business concept as well as professional background.

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

Become part of the future of fashion

About Re-FREAM

Latest manufacturing technologies are currently changing not only the fashion itself, but also the way it is designed and produced. Technological advancements are about to change processes in development, material design, production and various other fields within this industry.

The Mission of Re- FREAM is to co-explore digitally-enabled small-scale production/manufacturing systems with artists and designers and invite to tinker and experiment in an fully geared-up infrastructure and community-supportive environment. We invite serendipity to embrace the unseen and un-thought-of, being explorers, and pioneers, together.