RESHAPE 17

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION - programmable skins

INTRODUCTION

Zooming to materials’ nanoscale has led to big inventions in the fields of biology, medicine, and material engineering.  In the Information age, technology emerges rapidly providing scientists with more accurate tools to hack existing materials or to create new ones with customized/tailored properties. Materials designed by nature or able to adjust to environmental conditions are now a reality.
Fascinated by these new advances, fashion design has been enriched with smart materials, 3d printed techniques, microorganisms and bacteria, aiming to promote environmental awareness or interactive behaviours either through wearables’ usage or through their fabrication process.

BRIEF

Wearables are becoming an active, supplemental skin that not only protect our body but also facilitate functions such as growth, movement, respiration and nutrition or rehabilitate the environment. Becoming a new medium able to regulate the relation between our body and its surroundings, wearables can now collect and exchange information producing dynamic outputs. Reshape aims to enhance these impulses in fashion design, proposing a new challenge to makers and designers: RESHAPE 17 | Programmable Skins Competition. The proposals will focus on wearables as a prosthetic skins providing augmented functions. RESHAPE 17 goes beyond ubiquitous computing, towards integrated and holistic strategies with the objective to move beyond electronics,  in favor of programmable materials.
We seek for innovative yet feasible design ideas that can be proved by prototypes. Interdisciplinary processes and experimentation are vital for RESHAPE 17 competition, therefore there is no design and fabrication limitations.

JURY

 A panel of experts from the fields of fashion design, digital fabrication and computation, will select the three winning proposals. All projects will be evaluated on a scale from 1 to 10 according to the following categories:

CRITERIAS

JURY MEMBERS

Reshape  is very pleased to introduce the international jury of the competition.

The complete jury will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Areti Markopoulou

Academic Director at IAAC – StudioP52, founder.

Cecilia Raspanti

Waag Society – FabLab Amsterdam
Textile Academy, founder.

Grace Jun

Executive Director at Open Style Lab.

Miquel Serrano

Director of IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions, Additive & Advanced Manufacturing Global Hub.

ANASTASIA PISTOFIDOU

Fab Textiles Project Leader / IaaC MAA, MAI Faculty.

RULES

PRIZES

The total prize is 2700 €, which will be distributed among the first, second and third winner accordingly. 

1st prize

1500 €*

2nd prize

700 €*

3rd prize

500 €*

Apart from the winners, the jury will select 5-7 honorable mentions which, together with the winners, will be included in the online platform of RESHAPE. In the website there will be a direct link to each project with information of each designer.
This year, due to Reshape’s collaboration with In(3D)dustry, the selected projects will have the opportunity to be part of:

RESHAPE SYMPOSIUM

In(3D)ustry and Reshape will organize a Symposium event to promote an exchange ideas around topics based on the innovation field. A panel of experts with specialized background in areas such as fashion design,product innovation and wearable technology will examine and discuss about opportunities  for further business development and future applications of the submitted design proposals.

RESHAPE EXHIBITION

For the first years Reshape will exhibit the winning projects in the In(3D)ustry retail event. The winners will receive an experts and media recognition for particularly well-executed  design work,  considering this event as a well exposed communicator of their work.

RESHAPE 1:1 CORNER

Reshape aims to provide various  Networking Opportunities. During  the Award Ceremony the winners will be in contact with prominent industry members,  entrepreneurs, magazine editors, public figures and the  jury members, having the opportunity to connect and make new valuable relations.   

RESHAPE AWARDS

The awards ceremony is a special event, hosting by In(3D)ustry, where the winners of the competition come together to celebrate the results of the competition. An international jury comprising design professors and specialist, will award and discusses of each product in site. Hosting by In(3D)ustry the winners projects  will take part at the main exhibition in the retail sector, creating networking opportunities and media coverage for winners.

terms and conditions

The contest organizers have the right to use the materials submitted for educational and promotional purposes, always quoting the source, without any form of remuneration for the designers. By entering the competition, participants accept all the rules of the present brief. Any infringement will be notified and evaluated by the Reshape jury and organization. Presenting their project proposal, each participant declares that is totally aware and agrees to all the contents of the competition.

In case of group entries, each group is responsible for managing the prize.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

in order to apply please register here

TIMELINE

REGISTRATION

13th of Feb. 2017
15th of June 2017

Q/A

13th of Feb. 2017
30th of April 2017

SUBMISSION

30th of June 2017

EVALUATION

1st of July 2017
31th of July 2017

WINNERS

1st of Sept. 2017

AWARDS

3rd of Oct. 2017
5th of Oct. 2017

Q/A at: info@youreshape.io

DEADLINE h.23:59 (UTC/GMT +1 hour)

EVALUATION OF PROJECTS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRIZES

IN(3D)USTRY – From needs to solutions

ORGANIZERS

partners