reshape 19

Reshape19 Cognified Matter

Submission: August 26, 2019
Registration: August 20, 2019
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Organized by Noumena in collaboration with INDUSTRY-From Needs to Solutions, Fira Barcelona and IED Barcelona. The Challenge of RESHAPE V focuses on future applications of Wearable Tech and Smart Products. We look forward to receiving project proposals aimed at questioning, in a constructive and creative way, the role of technology in the definition of new paradigms for your society.

Reshape competition is divided in two categories.

Wearable Technology – The submitted project needs to present a clear prototyping design methodology, to involve digital manufacturing technologies, and to highlight qualities of safety and recyclability, suggesting the potential of being reused or composted.  Interdisciplinary processes, experimental approaches, and innovative design strategies become necessary for those striving to be the pioneers of this digital age.

Smart Product Category – Reshape challenges makers and designers to present a product able to function as the mediating factor between the forces shaping our environments, and monitoring, sensing, and interacting with the physical and digital world. Proposals must take into consideration the social impact of their production and consumption cycle.


Our Scientific Committee is composed by a team of top international experts in the fields of Wearable, Fashion and Manufacturing with diverse backgrounds from the professional world to academia.

Bradly Dunn Klerk

Formerly positioned as CEO of Iris van Herpen, Couture Fashion label well known for her innovative experiments with materials, techniques and technologies. He is responsible for all the IvH Couture shows, exhibitions and international media.

Anastasia Pistofidou

Director of the FabTextile research lab and the Fabricademy, a new textile and technology academy. Anastasia combines the analogue and the digital towards applied research focused on new materials, art and textiles.

Valerie Bergeron

Director of Materfad-materials centre of Barcelona, at the FAD- Fostering Arts and- Design. Valérie also coordinates, for FAD, permanent and temporary exhibitions related to Materfad activities and lectures on architecture, museography and innovative materials for different professional and educational programs.


The Reshape jury panel is composed of an international experts representatives from fashion

industry, Product industry and Education fields. The Jury panel will evaluate the submitted

projects from RESHAPE19| cognified matter competition, selecting three winners and two

honorable mentions for each category.


Reshape V edition will shortlist three winners, respectively from the Wearable technology and Smart product category.  Additionally, two honourable mentions will be nominated for each category. The first winning designers will be awarded two scholarships* (value: 6.200 Euro) for the Design for Wearables postgraduate at IED Barcelona, and a financial prize up to 1.000 Euro.

Moreover, all selected talents, winners and honourable mentions, will have the chance to participate in Reshape Forum, with a free ticket pass at INDUSTRY From Need to Solution Event (overall ticket price: 400 Euro). At the Reshape Forum, designers will meet relevant industry leaders, presenting their proposals to the INDUSTRY and Reshape audience. Additionally, shortlisted projects will be showcased at Reshape Exhibition and invited to the Reshape Networking night.

Go to the competition’s website