Learning

Learn with shemakes! Explore our activities, divided in modules, that our labs have developed to be held with specific target groups and desired outcomes for participants such as greater innovation and technical competence, greater awareness of gender issues, or greater competitiveness on the job market.

Shemakes has three "learning paths" as well as two other groups of people who we involve in our activities. In line with project goals, the "learning path" modules (the first three below) have specifically been developed with women in mind and they serve to encourage girls and women to learn skills or get involved in areas more typically associated with boys and men. In particular, these skills create a relationship between technology and textiles, working from the very basics of using laser cutters and creating soft circuits to more complex projects like digital modular design or the creation of new materials from resin or other biomaterials. The additional two areas you can explore below address whole communities, who explore gender issues in the textile and clothing industry together to create a roadmap towards improvement, and entrepreneurship, which helps women embarking on their own business paths to be more successful.

All of our activities are detailed in our Open Toolkit to make them replicable in your own laboratory. Although developed for girls and women, the activities are of course open to anyone and everyone.

Discovery Path

18-25 years
The Discovery path addresses young women aged 18-25 and is closely modeled on the existing format of Fabricademy, an alternative educational program. In this path, we collaborate with at least one academy, university or institute for fashion, museum...

Innovation Path

25+ years
The innovation path addresses women innovators aged 25 and up. It focuses on the possible ‘routes to job’ for women who have been through alternative professional training, ranging from self–made to more traditional career paths. This has been a...

Communities

18+ years
Community builds change. The central problem approached by shemakes is a systemic one, therefore needs a systemic approach for its resolution, not only from a spectre of society, but from different categories of stakeholders. Thus, the shemakes labs...