Can soft technology
expand the ways
our bodies sense
and interact with
the environment?

is an educational platform designed to learn basics of soft wearables and the exploration of biological textiles. A workshop where participants will explore the potential of bacterial cellulose for textile futures in terms of growing living materials and creating speculative scenarios for second skins, sensors, and adaptive responsive structures. Learning new methods of making sensory surfaces for wearables and to envision how biotechnology and new materials will shape our environment. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to identify state-of-the-art soft wearable and bio-textiles applications.

Technology is getting closer and closer to our skin. What we wear today will soon be forgotten and replaced with biological technologies that are not only changing and challenging the way we consume and experience design and fashion, but also how we relate to and work with nature instead of against it. At this crucial point, as we tumble towards bio collapse; ensued by our growth-obsessed culture and unsustainable models for living, the challenge and responsibility of contemporary designers, thinkers and researchers is to lead with awareness and sensibility towards both the planet and its people. We have a responsibility to create a space for dialogue and a framework for reflection, to inspire innovation that will disrupt our current fatal model.
Through Coded Bodies and within this space, we have the opportunity to re-think the relationship between technology, design and society.

CODED BODIES is designed for companies, universities and practitioners, interested to know more - please get in touch

Led by Giulia Tomasello is currently a visiting lecturer at various Italian and European universities where she teaches soft wearables and exploration of biological tissues:

*Associate Lecturer at Royal College of Arts | UK
*Visiting Lecturer at Politecnico Milano| IT
*Lecturer at FAT | AT
*Mentor at Fabricademy | ES

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