Hours and dates
- Oct 28 from 16:20 to 17:00
Theater - TRAKK Room
Anastasia Pistofidou is the co-founder of Fab Textiles, a research lab (2013) that combines artisanal techniques with new technologies, cross pollinating the disciplines of soft fabrication, textiles and materials. She initiated the establishment of Textile and Material Labs in the Fab Lab Network and in 2016 she co-founded Fabricademy, Textile and Technology, a distributed educational program that offers training at the intersection of textiles, digital fabrication and biology.
She is also collaborating with the project Fabship for the development of energy sufficient fablabs in rural areas.
She is a team member of IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona since 2011, as a digital fabrication tutor, advanced manufacturing office manager, coordinator and co-founder of the material & textiles research area. She combines artistic creativity and technology through the leadership of creative europe projects such as made@eu, eastn.eu, she promotes circular design with material driven approaches in the projects tcbl.eu, siscodeproject.eu, Remix el Barrio and bridges the gender gap in innovation through inclusive textile and fashion education in projects such as shemakes.eu and transitions.
ConferencesFrom FabLabs to Textile and Material Labs
Through the interdisciplinary practice at the crossroads of digital fabrication, textiles and biology
we will navigate through projects that activate citizen co-creation and explore different pathways
for circular design by promoting local circular material ecosystems and global open source recipes. The conference will trace the evolution of a network of Textile and materials labs that
endeavor new innovation ecosystems for the textile industry and beyond.
Thanks to the support of the European funds FEDER, this conference is exceptionally proposed to you free of charge by making the request at the reception of the festival, located at the entrance of the Marquee.