Reshape 2019 Event – World’s Premier Contest For Innovators Is Here


Story by Bruce Knox via WTVOX

Reshape 2019 Event ‘Cognified Matter’ is back at it!

Following the tremendous success of the last edition, Reshape 2018 ‘Sensing Materialities’, this year’s edition of Reshape event advances some of the most remarkable innovators in fashion and connected devices to the world.

Organised by Noumena in collaboration with INDUSTRY ‘From Needs to Solutions’, Fira Barcelona, and IED Barcelona, Reshape has become a globally recognised event and the 2019 ‘Cognified Matter’ edition is here to prove it.

The Reshape 2019 event aims to support, promote, and connect the world’s most inventive minds with industry leaders and research centres, to explore and nurture advanced technological developments, create sustainable solutions and conduct the world towards a more conscious path.

The submission is still open to all form of artistic work, technological and scientific research regarding wearable technology and smart products. Apply here!

Obsessed to provide the large pool of participants from all over the world with access to unparalleled resources and expertise, monetary awards, and recognition on a global scale, the organisers of Reshape 2019 event, the ‘Cognified Matter’ edition, have teamed up with Adidas, the world’s top sporting brand.

This year’s event will be taking place on the 31st of October 2019 at Fira de Barcelona, where the candidates will battle over two core competing categories:

1. Wearable Technology
2. Smart Products

Apart from having Adidas as the event’s principal partner, this year’s competition benefits further from the support of a growing number of leading companies, industry shakers, key players, and other critical actors in Wearable Technology and Product Design landscapes.


Reshape 2019 Event – Scientific Committee

The organisers have put together a stellar line-up of leading academics and experts in the fields of wearable technology, fashion, and design to preside over the Reshape19 Cognified Matter.

Bradly Klerk Dunn

The former CEO of Iris van Herpen – a high-couture fashion label famous for its innovative experiments with materials, techniques and technologies, – Bradly is now in charge of all the IvH Couture shows, exhibitions, and international media events.

Anastasia Pistofidou

Anastasia is the Director of the FabTextile research lab, and the Fabricademy, a modern textile and technology academy. Anastasias’ unique expertise in both analogue and digital, is reflected in her research on new materials, art, and textiles.

Valerie Bergeron

Director of Materfad-materials centre of Barcelona and the FAD – Fostering Arts and Design, Valérie coordinates all exhibitions related activities. Valérie also lectures on architecture, museography, and innovative materials for several professional and educational programs.

Reshape 2019 Event – The Judging Panel

This year’s panel of judges is comprised of handpicked experts selected for their excellent skills in evaluating the submitted projects, representing the fashion and manufacturing industries and the academic landscape, entrusted with the task of choosing – from the large pool of applicants – three winners and two honourable mentions for each category.


Simone Cesano – Senior Director of Design Operations at Adidas

Attending the event as the company’s representative and as a speaker, Simone will also be part of the selected panel of experts that evaluate the designers participating at this year’s competition, and their innovative creations.

Julia Weems – Fashion School Director at IED Barcelona

Currently the Fashion School Director of IED Barcelona Design University, Julia started freelancing as a stylist in New York for leading magazines such as Glamour, FHM, Paper, and Podivm after studying Art History and Costumes, Fashion and Textile Design.

Julia’s extensive career includes productions for fashion shows (Jose Castro, Circuit), market editor for, designer for Jose Castro, costume design for Teatre Lliure, Teatre Tantarantana and the Gale Gates Arts Center, as well as for several video and music productions.

Alberto Lovisetto – 3D Project Coordinator at Moncler

3D project coordinator at Moncler, Alberto worked for Dainese since 2008 where he created a tech-infused motorbike and ski wear collections. Competition prone and a keen technology enthusiast, Alberto tries to adopt innovative technologies to speed up manufacturing processes, for a cleaner industry and a better world.

Zap&BuJj – Dedicated Platform for Architecture, Fashion, and Technology

Co-founders of ZAP & BUJ – a platform that works at the intersection between architecture, fashion and technology Elena Zapico and Raquel Buj see human body ‘surrounded’ by several skins: own skin, the garments we wear, the surrounding architecture, and technology opens up a new world of possibilities and interaction between them.

Behnaz Farahi – Architecture, Fashion and Interaction Designer

Creative designer and technologist working at the intersection of fashion, architecture and interaction design, Behnaz Farahi is exploring the potential of interactive environments and their relationship to the human body, through the implementation of emerging technologies in contemporary art/architecture practice.

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Reshape 2019 Competition – Prize & Awards

Apart from meeting some of the most connected leaders in the industry, the winners of the Reshape 2019 competition will be awarded:

  • Two scholarships (value: 6.000 Euro) for the ‘Design for Wearables’ postgraduate program at IED Barcelona.

  • A monetary prize of 1.000 Euros

Moreover, winners, honourable mentions, and selected talents will have the chance to participate in the ‘Reshape Forum’ via a special pass at INDUSTRY from ‘Need to Solution Event’, with an overall ticket price of 400 Euro, where they’ll be able to present their amazing projects to the audience and meet key industry leaders.

This story was originally published on WTVOX.