Fabricademy Bootcamp 2024

ARMENIA

The Fabricademy, Textile Academy Bootcamp 2024, is an in-depth intensive 7 days course meant for creatives, designers, both teachers and students and digital fabrication experts.
It is an immersive experience during which the participants explore new possibilities and alternatives to the current textile and clothing manufacturing systems, guided by technologists, textile and fashion designers, computational experts and other specialists in the fields from all over the world. It is the best introduction to the program for the ones that are interested in textile technology innovation.
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Program
An amazing week full of Workshops & Social events
Select a day
10:00-14:00
Free time in Yerevan
social
15:00-16:30
Workshops at Silk Road Hotel - Kilim Weaving
workshop
16:30-18:00
Workshops at Silk Road Hotel - Felt Making
workshop
18:00-19:00
Dinner at Silk Road Hotel
social
09:00-10:00
Morning coffee at Katapult
social
10:00-12:00
Bootcamp Opening
social
12:00-13:00
Visit at Lusik Aguletsi
visit
13:00-14:00
Welcome Lunch at Lusik Aguletsi
social
14:00-15:00
Bus to WoolWay Studios
social
15:00-18:00
Wool Dyeing Workshop with Locals
workshop
18:00-19:00
Bus back to the center of Yerevan
social
07:00-08:00
Trip to Lake Sevan, Off Dilijan
social
08:00-09:00
Morning coffee at Lake Sevan and Sevanavank Monastery
visit
10:00-11:00
Fab Lab Armenia Tour and Fabricademy Presentation
visit
11:00-13:00
3D Printing on Fabrics - Demo and Lecture
workshop
13:00-14:00
Lunch
social
14:00-15:00
Open Source Circular Fashion Lecture
lecture
15:00-18:00
Open Source Circular Fashion Workshop
workshop
18:00-19:00
Teamwork
group work
09:00-10:00
Walk-in & coffee at Fab Lab Armenia
social
10:00-11:00
Leather Molding Lecture
lecture
11:00-13:00
Leather Molding Hands-on
workshop
13:00-14:00
Lunch
social
14:00-15:00
Biomaterials Lecture
lecture
15:00-18:00
Biomaterials Hands-on
workshop
18:00-19:00
Teamwork
group work
09:00-10:00
Walk-in & coffee at Fab Lab Armenia
social
10:00-11:00
E-textiles & Wearables Lecture
lecture
11:00-13:00
E-textiles & Wearables Hands-on
workshop
13:00-14:00
Lunch
social
14:00-15:00
Soft Robotics Lecture and Demo
workshop
15:00-18:00
Cyanotype Machine Hardware, Tools and Textiles
workshop
18:00-19:00
Focus group
group work
08:00-10:00
Travel to Gyumri
social
10:00-12:00
Visit at Lentex Factory
visit
12:00-13:00
Lunch
social
13:00-18:00
Fine Arts Academy Workshops - Cyanotype, Linotype, Batik Workshops
workshop
18:00-19:00
Free time in Gyumri
social
19:00-00:00
Night in Gyumri - Accommodation included
social
09:00-10:00
Breakfast at the Hotel in Gyumri and Check-out
social
10:00-12:00
Free time in Gyumri
social
12:00-13:00
Lunch
social
13:00-14:00
Bus to Yerevan
social
17:00-19:00
Open Exhibition, Show & Tell at Katapult
exhibition
19:00-21:00
Closing Dinner at Megerian Carpet
social
Hands-on activities
Many workshops and tutorials to explore crafts, digital and bio fabrication

Open Source Circular Fashion

Learn how to design and laser cut seamless reconfigurable garments using 3d modeling software, materials and techniques.

3D Printing Textiles

Understand how to design & 3D print on/as fabrics. Discover diverse materials and technologies as well as their endless applications.

Soft Robotics

Discover the inflatables and how to design and fabricate soft actuators, sensors and grippers for assistive technologies & interaction design.

Wool Dyeing with WoolWay

Experience the process of wool dyeing in a workshop with locals exploring local ingredients, ancient techniques.

Biomaterials Design

Biofabricate and grow new sustainable materials exploring local DIY recipes, creating your swatch library.

Cyanotype & Linotype Printing

Investigate alternative techniques of Cynotype and Linotype printing by blending digital fabrication tools with vintage techniques.

Open Source Hardware

Design, fabricate, hack and customize tools and DIY machines for textile and yarn production, for processing fibers into fabrics.

E-textiles and Wearables

Learn how to design and craft soft circuits and sensors, experimenting with conductive materials, threads, and electronic components.

Traditional Batik

Experience the traditional techniques of Batik in a workshop with locals, merging craftsmanship skills with local heritage and traditional patterns.

Leather Molding

Learn about leather molding, merge craftsmanship with CNC milling to create novel computational designed molds.

Weaving Kilim patterns

Learn from the masters and explore the traditional weaving techniques typical of the Armenian rugs in a unique hands-on workshop.

Wool Felting

Learn about the local Wool and how to prepare and treat the fibers according to the properties and characteristics of the material.

Focus Group

Researching and experimenting together. Ideate & Develop a project in a team with experts and participants around the topics tackled in the program.

Open Exhibition

Showcase of the projects developed during the Bootcamp in collaboration with local artisans and artists, deisgners and Fabricademy instructors.

Show & Tell

Presentations of the group projects and research developed by Fabricademy Participants in the Open Exhibition held in Yerevan.

Past editions

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Iceland 2019

Textile research-trip across the country


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Locations

Katapult Accelerator
Yerevan

Dynamic platform fostering innovation and growth for entrepreneurs in the heart of Yerevan. Starting point location of the Bootcamp.

Yerevan
Capital City

Nestled in the Ararat Valley, Yerevan harmonizes a millennia-old heritage with a lively urban atmosphere, creating a city where tradition and progress intersect.

Silk Road
Hotel Yerevan

Combining modern comfort with historic charm, the location offers a unique boutique experience along the ancient Silk Road route, complete with hands-on activities.

Lusik Aguletsi
House-Museum

The house museum honors Armenian rug craftsmanship, preserving the legacy of hand-woven rugs in a culturally rich and artful space.

FabLab Armenia
Dilijan

An open invitation to the community, providing access to modern digital manufacturing technologies, empowering anyone to design, fabricate, and prototype innovative ideas.

Dilijan
Tavush Province

Armenia's "Little Switzerland" captivates visitors with lush forests, lakes and a well-preserved historic center. A serene retreat in nature and culture.

WoolWay
Studios

Factory specialized in eco-friendly hand-spun and naturally dyed woolen yarns for hand-woven rugs with the finest quality wool from local like-minded farmers.

Lake Sevan
Sevanavank

The largest alpine lake in the Caucasus, adorned with the iconic Sevanavank monastery, creates a picturesque marvel known as the "Pearl of Armenia."

Gyumri
Shirak Province

Second-largest city in Armenia, known for its rich history, resilient spirit, and captivating architecture, a mix of Soviet-era structures and traditional Armenian charm.

Fine Arts
Academy

Since 1997, Gyumri branch of Armenia's State Academy of Fine Arts has been offering local talent with hometown higher education opportunities.

Lentex Factory
Gyumri

Founded in Gyumri in 2002, the factory is Armenia's largest hosiery and knitwear manufacturer, offering a diverse range of high-quality products.

Megerian Carpet
Yerevan

Renowned establishment, crafting exquisite handmade carpets that blend traditional Armenian artistry with contemporary elegance.
Team
Anastasia Pistofidou

Fabricademy Co-Founder

Claudia Simonelli

Fabricademy Staff

Babken Chugaszyan

FabLab Armenia Manager

Anush Arshakyan

FabLab Armenia Staff

Rudolf Igityan

FabLab Armenia Staff

Syuzanna Martirosyan

FabLab Armenia

Mkhitar Evoyan

FabLab Armenia Staff

Maxime Richard

FabLab Armenia Staff

Pricing

3 Days Dilijan Pass
$700
MAY 28,29,30
6 Hands-on activities with experts at the lab
Networking coffees
Daily lunch at the lab
Fabricademy Workshop Certificate
Alumni & Locals
$650
MAY 26-JUNE 01
Hands-on activities with experts
Workshops with locals
Museum visits, trips and trasportation
Closing dinner, welcome lunch, networking coffees, daily lunch at the lab
1 night accomation in Gyumri
Fabricademy Workshop Certificate
Professionals
$980
MAY 26-JUNE 01
Hands-on activities with experts
Workshops with locals
Group research / research focus groups
Museum visits, trips and trasportation
1 night accomation in Gyumri
Closing dinner, welcome lunch, networking coffees, daily lunch at the lab
Fabricademy Bootcamp Certificate
Students
$780
MAY 26-JUNE 01
Hands-on activities with experts
Workshops with locals
Group research / research focus groups
Museum visits, trips and trasportation
1 night accomation in Gyumri
CLosing dinner, welcome lunch, networking coffees, daily lunch at the lab
Fabricademy Bootcamp Certificate

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is it for?
A: Students and Professionals, Designers, Makers, craftsman, artists, digital fabrication experts and curious minds.
Q: What will I learn?
A: You will learn how to lasercut seamless garments, biofabricating colors and materials, crafting soft sensors to embed in textiles and wearables, 3D printing on fabrics, experimenting new processes and blend several digital fabrication technologies with local crafts techniques.
Q: How can I apply?
A: Click on Buy Ticket button and proceed to the payment. For any questions or concerns fill in the form below.
Q: All the materials are included?
A: Yes, the fee includes all the materials and the use of all lab equipment. You can bring additional materials if you want to experiment with.
Q: Will I get any certificate?
A: Yes, we will provide you with the Fabricademy Certificate of Attendance.
Q: What should I bring with me?
A: Participants should bring their own laptop. In case you don't have one, please inform us in advance. Materials for experimentation and a notebook are also recommended.
Q: What is the 3-day Dilijan pass?
A: The 3-day pass is meant for the participants willing to attend only the lectures and workshops scheduled at Fab Lab Armenia in Dilijan.
Q: Are there any events open and free to the public?
A: Yes, the Closing Ceremony, Open Exhibition and Talks, held in yerevan on the 1st of June evening.
Q: Does the Bootcamp prepare me for the Fabricademy course?
A: Yes, the Bootcamp is the best way to get introduced to the fabricademy content and get prepared for the full program starting in September.
Q: Should I book by myself an accomodation in Armenia?
A: Yes, please book your hotel in advance in Yerevan and Dilijan. The Bootcamp Fee includes 1-Night accommodation in Gyumri (Friday 31st). By clicking on the button Plan your travel you can acess a suggested list of hotels in Yerevan and Dilijan.
Q: Do I have to know something before coming?
A: No. A basic knowledge in textiles, 3D modeling and digital fabrication will make your experience more interesting.
Q: Can you issue an invoice for my company?
A: Yes. Make sure to provide all the necessary information including company name, address, tax ID, at the moment you register.

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