The fashion production of the future will not only be determined by technology. Fashion means aesthetics; it requires imagination, precision and a deep understanding of color and shape. Thus it will need “new aesthetics” that will bring together artists and technologists. The research project Re-FREAM invites artists and designers to develop new concepts for the future of fashion by means of new processes and aesthetics that are inclusive and sustainable.
Over a nine-month period (January – September 2021), the teams will embark on a co-research and co-creation journey guided by a specific Art/Tech collaboration methodology in which they will experience some of the most powerful technologies from some of the world’s most cutting-edge labs across three thematic hubs: additive manufacturing (Hub Linz), smart textiles (Hub Berlin) and sustainable finishing (Hub Valencia). Awarded artists will receive a grant of 55,000 Euros.
Applicants must be a SME (under the EU definition), a start-up, self-employed or professional freelancers legally established as a business under the national law and based in an EU member state or an associated country of the H2020 and Kosovo.
Re-FREAM is part of the STARTS initiative (Science + Technology + Arts) under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project involves an international consortium of experienced partners regarding technology, research, fashion and design, as well as art-tech transfer expertise.
Applications should be submitted before the deadline of 30th September 2020. Further information on how to apply and how the application is assessed can be found here.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)