Moda Modulare a Zurigo e Bari

Nei mesi scorsi ho tenuto due sessioni di Moda Modulare durante la Mini Maker Faire di Zurigo e presso La Scuola Open Source a Bari.
Nel primo caso è durato 4 ore e i partecipanti hanno progettato un modulo di feltro e testato i suoi incastri. Nel secondo caso invece, le 12 ore di corso e il lavoro di gruppo hanno permesso di raggiungere dei risultati più importanti perchè i partecipanti sono riusciti a realizzare dei veri e propri accessori.

Attraverso l’utilizzo di un software vettoriale e la macchina al taglio laser, si sono esplorate le potenzialità di tridimensionalità nella costruzione di moduli regolari che poi sono assemblati senza cuciture realizzando inedite tassellature.

La prossima edizione di Moda Modulare si terrà a Milano il 26 e 27 di Gennaio presso il Milano Luiss Hub. Iscrivi qui!

Esplora la Gallery su flickr:

Moda Modulare - Bari

A distributed academy on Fashion and Tech starting in September

Fabricademy is a transdisciplinary course that focuses on the development of new technologies applied in the textile industry, in its broad range of applications, from the fashion industry and the upcoming wearable market.
After participating to the bootcamp coordinated by Anastasia Pistofidou and Cecilia Raspanti at Fablab Barcelona, WeMake Milan became one of the official nodes taking part to Fabricademy and I will also be curating the module on Circular Open Source Fashion !  Check the other modules and subscribe (deadline August31st).

Unlike other academies, Fabricademy offers an innovative distributed rather than distance educational model: students learn in local workgroups, with peers, mentors, and machines, which are then connected globally by content sharing and video for interactive classes. The individual labs are supported and supervised regionally by supernode sites with more advanced capabilities, expertise, and inventories.

Have any question? Drop me an email info(at)

Textile Academy bootcamp in Barcelona

Fabricademy is a new textile academy  functioning on the same principles and infrastructure of the global Fab Lab network, but focused on new alternative materials, processes and techniques related to textiles, wearables and soft fabrication. The class will be launched in September 2017, with a top level faculty and an extensive program of 13 weeks, followed by two months of individual project development. Many labs around the world have already expressed interest in participating to this program and it will be opening soon students applications. The course is planned to be carried out all over the world with local and remote sessions. Continue reading Textile Academy bootcamp in Barcelona

Wearable technology Workshop for SLEM

Last week I was in Vigevano at the ShoeStyle Lab (Museo Internazionale della Calzatura) to run a 3-day workshop about open source DIY soft circuit using Arduino Lilypad with SLEM students visiting Italy for some days.

SLEM is an international innovation and training institute for footwear and leather related industries and offer a 9-month program and several short courses for companies and professionals.

Students worked in groups and prototyped smart shoes using light sensors, a textile pressure sensor we crafted in the previous days and the Folded Slipper from Openwear opensource wearable collection.

At WeMake we provide a series of workshops, courses and training regarding new approaches of fashion production related to digital fabrication technologies. Drop me an email if you are interested!

Here’s some pictures of the thee days:



Explore the complete gallery on WeMake’s flickr account.

Activating Disruptive Fashion Modes and Practices


16th December 2016, 14.00-17.00hrs, BITZ, unibz fablab, via Rosmini 7/9, Bolzano

I tool part to a seminar organized by ModeUncut  focusing on disruptive modes of creating clothing that contest the wasteful, socially unjust practices of the mainstream fashion industry. Speakers included also Cecilia Palmer from Berlin and Anja-Lisa Hirscher from Ulm, Germany; Francesco Mazzarella from Loughborough, UK.

A Seminar: Disrupting Fashion Modes: Future Goals, Strategies and Practice


14.00 Introduction and opening talk. Alastair Fuad-Luke, Unibz, Bolzano. Download presentation as PDF: alastairfuad-luke_bitz_161216

14.15 “Making differently…together: New value creation with connected production”. Anja-Lisa Hirscher, Mode Uncut, Ulm.  Download presentation as PDF: anjahirscher_bitz_161216

14.35 “Circularity in fashion”. Cecilia Palmer, Fashion & Code. Download presentation as PDF: ceciliapalmer_bitz_161216

14.55 Francesco Mazzarella, University of Loughborough. “How can the service designer activate meaningful routes towards sustainable futures?”

15.15 “Fashioning platforms: How digital fabrication is changing the idea of production”. Zoe Romano, co-founder WeMake Makerspace Milan. Download presentation as PDF: zoeromano_bitz_161216

15.35 Panel discussion

15.50 Refreshment break

16.00 Co-creation exercises with speakers and the audience.
Part I Affinity/cluster analysis of post-its generated by the audience from the speakers’ talks.
Part II World cafe.

16.50 Summing up. Moderators from the World Cafe tables reflect on co-created outcomes.

17.00 Workshop ends.

MODE UNCUT is a think-do tank, collaborative network and platform for exploring and disrupting fashion practices, by reconfiguring designer-producer-consumer relationships. Collaborators include researchers, practitioners, commercial and social entrepreneurs and citizens.

Seoungsu Social Fashion Project in Seoul

In collaboration with Seongdong-gu, the Seoul (Korea) metropolitan government supported Seongsu Social Fashion Project (SSFP) within a bigger  effort to create a Social Economy Fashion Cluster as the center of social fashion as cooperation as a model of local development. The government has the plan of organising the manufacturing site and the production process involving small manufactures in Seongsu-don and to build a network of various business partners, like designers and producers, and professionals. The objective is to create a new, hybrid-style fashion ecosystem in order to develop both social and economic values.

Serpica Naro and WeMake were invited at the end of November 2016 to give a lecture and set up and exhibition to showcase the ongoing experimentation happening in Milan since 2005. We talked about open source fashion, technology,  openwear, social impact and projects taking place at WeMake Fablab and at Serpica Naro Lab.


Here you can download the final PDF booklet of the SSFP project.