Remix, Food Waste Biomaterial Makers
FabLab (ES)

The Starts Prize-nominated project for innovative collaboration is inviting you to a four hour-long biomaterials workshop at Fab Lab Barcelona. An emerging development in the field of industrial design, fashion and art is the creation of biobased materials, biofabricated in laboratories from microorganisms, bacteria and biopolymers.

STARTS Day: Afternoon Session
Anastasia Pistofidou (GR), Marion Real (FR), Lucas Evers (NL), Michela Magas ( UK/SE/HR), Areti Markopoulou (GR), Karin Fleck (AT), Silke Hofmann (DE), Sophia Guggenberger (AT), Eugenia Morpurgo (IT), Filippo Nassetti (IT), Vincenzo Reale (IT), Malou Beemer (NL), Anke Loh (DE), Sandra Nicoline Nielsen (DK), Tim van der Loo (NL), Loreto Binvignat Streeter (CL/ES), Alexander Bello (BE/MX/US/CA)

STARTS Talk: In Conversation with Anastasia Pistofidou & Marion Real; Fabrication Deep Dive: On the future of sustainable manufacturing; MADE IN YOUR CITY A NEW VALUE CHAIN FOR FASHION

Second Skin
Malou Beemer (NL)

Malou Beemer gestaltet die Beziehung zwischen uns und unseren Kleidern neu, indem sie Körpersprache und nonverbales Verhalten in den Designprozess einbezieht und Modedesign interaktiver und reaktionsfähiger macht.


Der Re-FREAM Garden zeigt kollaborative Forschungsprojekte, bei denen sich ausgewählte Künstler und Designer mit einer Gemeinschaft von Wissenschaftler*innen und Technolog*innen zusammengetan haben, um den Herstellungsprozess der Modeindustrie neu zu überdenken.

ReFREAM Consortium (INT)

Re-FREAM´s vision is to make fashion production, processes and materials more sustainable and inclusive, and to manufacture them in urban settings. In this panel, international artists, designers and experts discuss their perspectives on future options for clothing production. They share their experiences with inclusive development processes, new sustainable material and encountered chances of urban manufacturing.

Organic fashion: Chemistry and LHBTQ+
Iza Awad (NL)

In a world of rapid consumption, we constantly deplete natural resources to deliver new fashion trends. Iza Awad, a master’s student in chemistry, a joint degree of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam, tackled this issue in his research project by producing fabrics from cellulose material that constantly grows in kombucha, a fermented tea drink. Awad also showed that the biopolymer is especially well suited to contain living plants and other photosynthetic organisms.

Department of Fashion & Technology
LOOPS OF WISDOM Exhibition, Kunstuniversität Linz

Humans’ desire to express through colour dates to prehistoric times. Colours serve as a means of communication and expression, directly triggering feelings of relaxation, as well as tense and intense emotions. An unconscious use of colours and dyes, however, harms the environment tremendously and can be seen in rivers that shimmer in all imaginable colours. Toxic and polluted, they destroy the habitat of living creatures that depend on clean water. But not all coloured waters result from this devastating use.

Growing Colors
Sabine Hild (AT), Institute of Polymer Science JKU; Julia Moser (AT), Fashion & Technology, University for Art and Industrial Design Linz; Patrik Radić (AT), Microbiology TU Graz; Laura Holzinger (AT), Chemistry and Chemical Technology JKU

Bakterien haben Qualitäten, die wir nicht immer mit unseren Sinnen wahrnehmen können. Unser Projekt macht die verborgenen Farben der Bakterien in unserer unmittelbaren Umgebung sichtbar. Es zeigt ihr Potential zum Färben von Textilien um die Welt nicht nur bunter – blauer gelber oder röter –, sondern auch ein bisschen „grüner“ und damit nachhaltiger zu machen.