Crafting the Future


At the “Crafting the Future” workshop, part of DEAF (Dutch Electronic Arts Festival) in Rotterdam, I embarked on a creative journey with a group of design professionals from Italy, Brazil, the Netherlands and Germany. The two-day workshop introduced me to 3d printing (a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file), and posed the challenge: Can 3d printing be applied to fabrics and the fashion industry? We sure found the creative exercise stimulating and fruitful. With lots of patience, experimentation and collaborative thinking, we came up with a crystal-inspired neck piece and several samples for what could be developed into jewelry and other fashion accessories. Made possible by the Ultimaker community and the Swedish School of Textiles.

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