FabLab Kamp-Lintfort etabliert Fabricademy

Das FabLab Kamp-Lintfort etabliert als erstes deutsches FabLab die Fabricademy.

Die Fabricademy wird in diesem Wintersemster als interdisziplinäres Projekt für Studierende der Hochschule Rhein-Waal angeboten. Das Programm wird im Rahmen des 5. Ideenwettbewerbes „Chancengleichheit“ gefördert und richtet sich somit an interessierte Studentinnen.

Für alle Interessierte, die sich für die Fabricademy begeistern und teilnehmen wollen, gibt es hier mehr Informationen:

Fabricademy and personal fabrication to care 

Fabricademy is a transdisciplinary course that focuses on the development of new technologies applied in surfaces and material prototyping, in their  broad range of applications, from the textile industry, material sustainable production and the wearable assistive devices market. This program is calling for applicants interested in the human approach, interrogating the role of digital fabrication in the society and the new era of digital craftsmanship. We encourage the participation of women in the process of digitalization in the curriculum of the faculty Communication and Environment, creating new potentials in professional careers through these practices.

In this edition, the course will be run in a Fab Lab global network. Locally, we will focus on the development of personal fabrication for care and digital craftsmanship .We will make an approach to personal fabrication for well being, promoting the use of sustainable tools, technologies for development and participatory design.

Hochschule Rhein-Waal has one of the biggest Fab Labs in the world. What if we used the power of the community to make a contribution?  We want to address the challenges that people with disabilities face and use our skills, tools and equipment to develop sustainable solutions.

There are many approaches to making wearables. In this project, we want to challenge the use of innovative technologies developing  wearables for real cases, using PERSONAL FABRICATION in order to create wearable devices for people with disabilities.

Applicants are invited to consider potential synergies working across this interdisciplinary project to propose innovative and practical solutions for disabilities around the following topics: user-centred design of technological solutions; sustainable materials and technologies; bespoke manufacturing; wearable technologies; international cooperation to help people with disabilities.

The students who complete the course, will receive a certification from the official Fab Lab foundation network. The graduation ceremony and the exhibition of the projects will take place at the annual Fab Lab Network Conference, Diploma Ceremony @ Fab 14 Paris in August 2018

 Furthermore, students that show deep interest in this field may want to continue developing their ideas after the project and apply to the Google Challenge and Hackathons of the group Global Humanitarian Lab.

We also want to pursue this initiative and you can join the team of the 2nd Accessathon of Rhine-Waal University,  that is planned to take place in February 2018.



Interactive Streaming Textile Academy Bootcamp with Fab Textiles Iaac Barcelona and Waag Society Textile Lab Amsterdam: This is an intensive certificated course of 40 hours with hands on training and digital fabrication regarding new materials, textiles, fashion design, and its sustainable production.

During the course, participants explored new possibilities and alternatives to current textile and clothing manufacturing systems. The course was guided by technologists, textile and fashion designers, computational experts and other specialists in the field from all over the world. We offered this event with the local instructor at FabLab Kamp-Lintfort, Adriana Cabrera and the specialists from composites and computational design, from 3D Kompetenzzentrum Niederrhein.

Live-feeds were carried out from FabLab Barcelona and other nodes in Brazil, Chile, Miami and Paris, among others. In addition, there was a transmitted presentation by Neil Gershenfeld, director of the Center for Bits and Atoms, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. FabLab Kamp-Lintfort is the first Lab in Germany to offer this bootcamp.

This was a preparation course of the global Fabricademy, as part of the official courses of the ACADEMANY, directed also from the Center of Bits and Atoms, MIT, which covers the “digital fabrication principles in almost everything”.  The first edition of the global Textile Academy will take place in September 2017 in different FabLabs around the world.

You can see extended information in the following links:




FabLab Kamp-Lintfort etabliert Fabricademy