Thursday, April 16, 2015

Computational Couture workshop at Beyond Building Barcelona

Beyond Building Construmat, Barcelona
19-23 May 2015

Clothes, the first form of mediators between body, space, and events... With their aesthetics, they condense and relate not only the evolution of the body's physical functions (movement, protection, temperature regulation) but also the evolution of cultural expression. This exceeds the purely indexical performative relations, designing not only for the needs but for the desires.

Computational Couture looks at the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing (typical of haute couture) through the lens of a systemic approach. It extends sartorial techniques with 3D modeling and computation-based approaches developed in Rhino and the visual programming environment Grasshopper. The workshop's aim is to exert, infuse, and expand the sartorial sensibilities to body proportions and dress-making. This is achieved with an algorithmic approach that loops through design and fabrication by laser cutting and 3D printing for the design and production of a garment.

Participants will be divided into teams focusing on specific aspects of the garment related to the production technique (laser cutting or 3D printing).

Fee for participants
Early bird (until 4 May): 250 €
Full fee (from 5 May until 15 May): 350 €
The fee includes materials and fabrication. Plane tickets and accommodation are not included in the fee.

Registration (until 15 May 2015)
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