Hackathon (Design workshop) July 21 – July 28 (No workshop on July 23)

A Hackathon (Design workshop) will be held in July as part of the ongoing biotechnology wearables fashion project.


Today, the way we view life is changing. We have diverse narratives about life, including sustaining life by use of biotechnology, genetic engineering, eternal life, peaceful and natural way of dying, and self and the periphery (inorganic, AL, etc.) In fashion, we don’t merely seek only trend and culture, but rather a profound connection to life as well. We need to develop new fashion that makes working easier and wearables to ensure the safety of the elderly, children and the disabled as well as to save life at the time of disaster.

Ulrike Oberlack and Heather Barnett from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London will conduct the hackathon. Drawing on the ideas generated in the previous fashion cafés, students, artists/designers, and scientists/technologists will work together to build on the existing ideas, hack materials and build prototypes. This is a credit course intended for graduate students.

Hackathon details

Date/Time:   * Attendance required for credit

  • July 21 (Sat) 13:00 – 15:00 
  • July 22 (Sun) : 13:00 – 17:00 (subject to change)
  • July 24 (Tue) – July 27 (Fri): *18:30 – 20:30*
  • July 28 (Sat) *13:00 – 15:00*

Venue: Ookayama campus
July 21(Sat), 25(Wed), 28 (Sat): South 5 407A (Workshop room)
July 22(Sun), 24 (Tue), 26(Thur), 27(Fri): Ishikawadai 5, 3F (Design Factory)

Target: All welcome

Credit: 1(register LAW.X423)

Language: English (assistance will be provided as needed)

Requirements: None. Participation in all 7 sessions is not mandatory.

For registration & inquiry: Email to Megumi Hiraki (hiraki.m.aa@m.titech.ac.jp)