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Competition: RESHAPE 19 | cognified matter

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We are moving towards an era of augmentation. Wearables, smart devices, and e-textiles are new solutions for future hybrid generations of interconnected humans and devices.

Reshape is a platform driven by innovation and sustainability that aims to connect emerging talents in design, industry leaders, and research centres to rethink how digital blends with the fields of wearables and product design. The Reshape Competition is a contest organised by Noumena in collaboration with Fira Barcelona, IED Barcelona, and INDUSTRY-From Needs to Solutions to explore the impact of tech in design solutions on our daily life.

For their V edition —RESHAPE 19 | cognified  matter—, Reshape launches two categories: Wearable Technology and Smart Product to invite creative minds to predict new trends, elaborate novel solutions, and recalibrate existing markets in the direction of more sustainable models; they tell us.

For Wearable technology, they challenge designers to develop clothing solutions (from wearable electronics to prosthetic applications) that establish a connection with the environment. Wearable products, programmable materials or biotechnology applications can be submitted but they need to present a clear prototyping design methodology. On the other hand, the Smart Product category, directed to all creatives and designers interested in product solutions, is the category that seeks to promote well-being and health care – from sports to automotive and medical devices. For this category Reshape, the proposals must consider the social impact of their production and consumption cycle.

The scientific committee is composed of a team of international experts in the fields of Wearable, Fashion and Manufacturing, like innovation experts for the arts and technology and Formerly CEO of Iris van Herpen Bradly Klerk Dunn, Director of the FabTextile research lab and the Fabricademy Anastasia Pistofidou, and Director of Materfad-materials Valerie Bergeron.

The closing deadline to submit the proposals is August 26, 2019.

(Media courtesy of Reshape)
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