Attendees on Thursday 20th April will be able to hear more from WEAR Consortium Partner Gioannino Malossi, from Blumine, and hear about the opportunities of WEAR Sustain for teams of artists, designers, technologists and engineers to develop compelling, ethical, innovative and sustainable solutions for wearable technology and e-textiles. After that, there will be a networking session with drinks.
On Friday 21st April, leading experts in wearable technology and e-textiles will come together to discuss the latest developments about how to make wearable technologies and smart textiles ethical, sustainable and environmental.
During the day, the panellists and breakout groups will discuss issues and constraints around the life-cycle of design, innovation, development, manufacturing, distribution and waste management for wearable technologies and smart textiles and how to get around these.
WEAR Sustain Open Call Launch Barcelona Agenda (timings and speakers subject could change):
Thursday April 20th:
18.30 Giannino Malossi, Blumine: An introduction to WEAR Sustain
18.45 Dr. Oscar Tomico, Head of the Engineering in Industrial Design Bachelor program at ELISAVA Design and Engineering school, and Assistant Professor in the Designing Quality in Interaction Research Group, working in the Wearable Senses Lab at Eindhoven University of Technology.
19.15 Giannino Malossi, Blumine: Open Call announcement details
19.45 Networking and drinks
Friday April 21st:
9-9:30 Coffee and registration
9:30 - 9:45 Giannino Malossi, Blumine: An introduction to WEAR Sustain
9:45 - 10:10 Speaker 1: Dr Pau Alsina, Lecturer, Arts and Humanities Department of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
10:10 - 10:35 Speaker 2: Professor Ramón Sangüesa, Coordinator of the International Research Consortium Data Transparency Lab & Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia
10:35 - 10.50 coffee break
10:50 - 11:15 Speaker 3: Sara Gonzales, Creative Director, Deubieta
11:15 - 11:40 Speaker 4: Elizabeth Bigger, Founder Jorge & Esther
11:40 – 12:05 Speaker 5: Alicia de Manuel, Phd Student - Philosophy Department UAB
12:05 - 12:30 Q&A session and discussion
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:40 Discussion Groups with coffee
14:40 - 15:00 Discussion groups feedback and present discussions & debrief