This theoretical-practical workshop of technology applied to fashion is presented as an approach to the new creative possibilities of do-it-yourself electronics. Participants will learn how to build circuits, experiment with smart materials and explore the creative potentials offered by the integration of electronics into textiles. It is proposed the development of two electronic circuits for the preparation of an accessory or an interactive garment with lace. The principles of basic electronics, and the properties of technological materials such as electrically conductive yarn or textiles, will be discussed first. And, later, an initiation will be offered to the LilyTiny Arduino.
This workshop is a collaboration with the Education Department of Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum durig the exhibition Balenciaga master of lace. This department is in charge of organising and running the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum’s educational and mediation activities. The main purpose of the workshop is to provide visitors with access to knowledge and help them enjoy the items in museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions.