ALMA in conversation with FABRICADEMY

Mapping the Fashion of the Future

EncounterAugust 17 20202 p.m. - 3 p.m.

About this Event

This conversation will bring together Giulia Tomasello (Alma) and Anastasia Pistofidou (Fabricademy)!

Giulia is a designer committed to women’s healthcare and its innovation, combining biotechnology and interactive wearables. Anastasia is a Greek architect specialized in digital fabrication technologies, design and education.

Giulia and Anastasia will introduce their practice and map the future of Fashion at the intersection between textiles, digital fabrication, biology and social design.

14.00 pm – Giulia Tomasello (Co-Founder of Alma)
14.10 pm – Introducing the 2nd Re-FREAM Call
14.15 pm – Anastasia Pistofidou (Co-Founder of Fabricademy)
14.45 pm – Conversation between Giulia and Anastasia + Audience Q&A

The Conversation will take place onZoom and the talk will be recorded and be available online.

About Alma

Alma is a wearable biosensor designed to monitor vaginal fluids. We strive to support and educate women* about their intimate health through technology. Our team of designers, anthropologists, scientists and engineers has co-developed with our industrial partners, Fraunhofer IZM and Empa, a new type of underwear capable of measuring vaginal fluid pH. Quantifying vaginal chemistry is an important step to close the medical gender gap and raise awareness about the female body. Our entire design process is driven by the data and insights from the Alma meets Flora survey and co-design workshops.

Alma is the winner of the 1st call of STARTS Lighthouse – Re-Fream.

About Fabricademy

Fabricademy is a transdisciplinary course that focuses on the development of new technologies applied in the textile industry, in its broad range of applications, from the fashion industry to the upcoming wearable market. The two phase program will last 6 months, with approximately 3 months of seminars and learning modules and three months focusing on individual in depth applied project research.

The 4th Edition of Fabricademy will start on September 22nd 2020.


Re-FREAM is a collaborative research project where selected artists and designers team up with a community of scientists to rethink the manufacturing process of the fashion industry. The goal is to develop new concepts for the future of fashion by means of new processes and aesthetics that are inclusive and sustainable. Awarded artists will receive a grant of 55,000 Euros.

Re-FREAM is looking for artists and designers to co-create innovative fashion concepts together with researchers using novel production technology. Artists and designers from all over the world are welcome to submit their proposals for the second call.

Apply until September 30, 2020