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 behaviors either through wearables’ usage or through their fabrication process.


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.


 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:



Significant attention will be given to those projects that reconsider the idea of conventional contemporary clothing in an inventive and experimental way, establishing interconnections between users, environment and data.


Reshape aims to merge both design and making in a complete creative process. Therefore, each design approach must present a clear fabrication strategy, materializing design solutions with tools that are available in a Fab Lab or Maker Space.


In order to produce a real impact is crucial to set a dissemination strategy, proposing convincing scenarios of implementation for each proposal.


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


Areti Markopoulou
Academic Director at IAAC, Digital Matter Lead Researcher, StudioP52, founder.


Cecilia Raspanti
Co-founder TextileLab Amsterdam, Concept developer & Designer FabLab Amsterdam – Waag Society.


Grace Jun
Executive Director at Open Style Lab, Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design.


Peter Hanappe
Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris, researcher.  P2P Food Labs, founder. LettuceThink, founder. CitizenSeeds, founder. NoiseTube, founder.


Adrian Welch
E-Architect, Director. Pace, Senior Architect.




Simone Cesano
Adidas – Senior director design operations.


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


Anastasia Pistofidou
Fab textiles research lab founder, Fab Lab Barcelona,IaaC MAA, MAI faculty, Fab Lab Santiago,Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez faculty.


Paul Sohi
Product Designer and Fusion360 expert for Autodesk.





1. The official language of the competition is English. Any other language will not be accepted.

2. Participants could be groups or individuals.

3. The competition is open to architects, designers, biologist engineers or students or professionals from any field.

4.The registration fee for each submission is 30,00 € and is necessary for receiving the entry identification code.

5. Registration link  

6. Reshape is a digital competition. Hard copies of the proposal will not be accepted.


1. Each team has to create maximum 3 boards of A3 size landscape format. Each board should be a vectorial (not raster) pdf file and RGB color mode. The content of the boards should show the design and fabrication process of each design solution. Short text, diagrams, the picture of the physical prototype and images/renders of the final design should be included.

2. A text of approximately 600 words has to be delivered separately in a word document. The text should include the description of the proposal as well as an approximate economical estimation.

3. A video f maximum duration of one minute has to be included. The video should be one mp4 file, maximum 25 MB.


1. Entry identification code ( which is generated during the registration) must be placed in the upper right corner of each A3 board, with required dimensions of 40 x 10 mm. No other form of identification is allowed.

2. All the A3 boards should be combined in one single pdf file (maximum 25 MB) named own identification code (which is generated during the registration) and title of its project.

3. Each entry (pdf, word document, video) should be submitted online in a .zip or .rar format named as ” Reshape17_Identificationcode_title of the project”

4. Al entries must be submitted via mail (see above)  on/or before midnight (23.59) 30th of June, 2017, Barcelona Time (UTC/GMT) +1 hour).

5. Disqualification of entries may occur if the guidelines are not met.


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 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:



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 the 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.


During the event of In(3d)ustry – from needs to solutions will be showcased the Reshape exhibition organized by Noumena in collaboration with Materfad: Centro de materiales de Barcelona. Reshape Exhibition will collect the best projects proposed for the Reshape competition and present it to the audiance of the Industry Week in Barcelona.


The winners of Reshape competition will meet with entrepreneurs, experts from the field of education and research to present their work and propose their solutions to market needs. This format wants to hence new collaborations and partnerships among the parts involved.


We want to celebrate our designers on the main stage of In(3D)ustry – From Needs to Solutions. Join us for this ceremony and let’s discover together who will be the final winner of Reshape 17 | programmable skins competition. The awarding ceremony will define two honorable mention and the final three positions of the competition, including the final winner!

terms and conditions

The information (images, documents or any other supports) provided by the participants in the proposals they submit to the Reshape competition will be able to be used, exposed and/or publicized by NOUMENA DESIGN RESEARCH EDUCATION S.L. (hereinafter, the organizer) for educational, informative and promotional purposes, always quoting the source, being understood that the referred use, exposure and/or publication will not imply any form of remuneration for the participants.

 For that purpose, participants will assign their rights regarding their proposals to the organiser, so that it can use, expose and/or publicize them for educational, informative and promotional purposes.

 The participants are responsible for guaranteeing the authorship of the proposals they submit (including the images or documents they might contain). Furthermore, the participants are responsible for guaranteeing the ownership of the intellectual and, where applicable, industrial property rights thereof, and for guaranteeing that the materials they submit do not infringe in any case the rights of third parties.

 Organizer will be free and exempt from any liability derived from any claim of a third party related to the proposals submitted by the participants. Participants will be responsible, as the case, for the referred third parties claims, as well as for the claims that can be issued by the entities of intellectual property rights regarding the proposals they have submitted.



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