WeAreAble by Ganit Goldstein
About the project
“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination”.- Daniel Bell.
The digital revolution is part of our body, it is our second skin. What would happen if we, as a human factor, will interfere with the code of the digital work? this is exactly the subject of my project. ‘WeAReABle’ project deals with the making process of customized fashion designs. It is based on 3D body scans and 3D parametric codes combined with multi-color 3D printing directly on fabric.
Goldstein considers the human body as a platform for innovation, focusing on ‘smart textiles’ development. The project Goldstein is working on examines the border between future and tradition, redrawing the boundaries between hand-made and ‘machine-made.’ By using parametric design software and changing parameters codes, the outcome consists of outfits that are fit-to-measure to the exact curves and figure according to unique body shape. By using the technology of 3D printing, we-are-able to print this data, and make a textile that ‘remembers’ the 3D properties of a specific body.
Ganit Goldstein is a fashion designer whose interest lies in the intersection between Craft and Technology predominantly working to incorporate 3D printing and scanning into 3D textiles. For her collections, Goldstein created garments and shoes, inspired by her study of Japanese ‘IKAT’ weaving at Tokyo University of the Arts. Goldstein graduated with honors from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design focusing on the development of 3D Fashion, Shoes and Jewelry designs.
Goldstein’s projects received great interest and immediate press recognition, presented at exhibition and museums around the world including: Milan Design Week, New York Textile Month, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, Munich Jewelry Week, Holon Design Museum and more.
Ganit Goldstein believes in an interdisciplinary approach to Design- mixing tradition and futuristic techniques for creating new design methods. Goldstein’s projects include collaborations with research development teams and great companies. Her work includes collaboration with Stratasys 3D printing company for printing multi-color 3D printing shoes and accessories; Partnership with Intel ‘RealSense’ studio using 3D depth camera for customized fashion designs and AR/VR application; and a research workflow with Professor Shlomo Magadasi’s Lab in the Hebrew University, for innovative research for 3D printing. With the use of cutting edge technology, in her collaboration with these technological companies Goldstein aims to push the boundaries of today’s technology through innovation and creativity towards never-seen-before designs.
Image: Ganit Goldstein (C) Winfried Reinhardt