Re-Fream is a Horizon 2020 tender that supports art-driven innovation in European R&I projects by linking artists in research consortia to third-parties with strong support from creative-related partners, creative hubs, and facilitators, combining them with remarkable technology such as E-textiles, 3D-printing, 3D Bodyshaping, Garment Nebulization, and Additive Manufacturing.
As a Starts lighthouse pilot for “art-inspired urban manufacturing of fashion,” it will engage industry, technology, end-users and artists in a broad artistic exploration of technologies with the aim of creating a new urban manufacturing value chain for fashion production. Re-Fream will award 20 artist/researcher co-creation teams with grants and dissemination opportunities during the duration of the initiative.
IED REC, together with members of an international team of participants, focuses on developing new forms of collaboration between artists and scientists, and delivers:
The art/ tech co-research will be initiated by a European-wide open call for artists answering specific challenges in “Additive Manufacturing” “Electronic and Textiles” and “Sustainable Finishing of Fashion” and will be explored in 3 identical research hubs providing access to high end technology, material, know-how and facilities, interconnected through common research activities. IED REC will also provide workshops and infrastructure at its Innovation Lab in Madrid.
1. Know-How Transfer Concept
A sound concept for tech/ art transfer for hub managements, including:
-Desktop Research on relevant tech/ art transfer tools, methods and formats.
-Development of toolbox on relevant tech/ art transfer tools, methods and formats.
2. Collaboration Training
A collaboration training concept for implementation in the hubs:
-Desktop research on relevant collaboration tools, methods and formats.
-Development of training concept for collaborative methods and tools.
3. Co. Research Guidelines
A guideline for hub managers on executing co-research projects including templates for agreements, meetings, descriptions of the processes and administrative guidelines (working contracts etc).
This project is currently being developed.