RESHAPE17 Programmable Skins Competition

Submission: June 30, 2017
Registration: June 15, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: €1,500, 2nd Prize: €700, 3rd Prize: €500
Type: Open


Wearables are becoming an active, supplemental skin that not only protect our body but also facilitate functions such as growth, movement, respiration and nutrition or rehabilitate the environment. Becoming a new medium able to regulate the relation between our body and its surroundings, wearables can now collect and exchange information producing dynamic outputs. Reshape aims to enhance these impulses in fashion design, proposing a new challenge to makers and designers: RESHAPE17 | Programmable Skins Competition.

The proposals will focus on wearables as a prosthetic skin providing augmented functions. Reshape17 goes beyond ubiquitous computing, towards integrated and holistic strategies with the objective to eliminate electronics, electronics, in favor of programmable materials. We expect the design for our competition to respect the Reshape ideology, and the judging criteria consists of:



13th of February – 15th of June 2017_ ONLINE REGISTRATION

13th of February – 30th of April 2017_ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT

30th of June 2017_ SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE 23:59 (UTC/GMT +1 hour)

1st of July-31th of July 2017_ EVALUATION OF PROJECTS

1st of September 2017_ ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRIZES


1. Each team has to create maximum 3 boards of A3 size landscape format. Each board should be a vectorial (not raster) pdf file and RGB color mode. The content of the boards should show the design and fabrication process of each design solution. Short text, diagrams, picture of the physical prototype and images/renders of the final design should be included.

2. A text of approximately 600 words has to be delivered separately in a word document. The text should include the description of the proposal as well as an approximate economical estimation.

3. A video of maximum duration of one minute has to be included. The video should be one mp4 file, maximum 25 MB.


1. Entry identification code (which is generated during the registration) must be placed in the upper right corner of each A3 board, with required dimensions of 40 x 10mm. No other form of identification is allowed.

2. All the A3 boards should be combined in one single pdf file (maximum 25 MB) named own identification code (which is generated during the registration) and title of its project.
3. Each entry (pdf, word document, video) should be submitted online in a .zip or .rar format named as ” Reshape17_Identificationcode_title of the project”

4. All entries must be submitted via mail (see above) on/or before midnight (23.59) 30th of June, 2017, Barcelona Time (UTC/GMT) +1 hour).

5. Disqualification of entries may occur if the guidelines are not met.


The total prize is 2700 €, which will be distributed among the first, second and third winner accordingly.

1st prize 1500 €

2nd prize 700 €

3rd prize 500 €

Apart from the winners, the jury will select 5-7 honorable mentions which, together with the winners, will be included in the online platform of RESHAPE . In the website there will be a direct link to each project with information of each designer.

RESHAPE competition 17