2022 Theme: TRANSFORMATION

Fashion Tech Hackathon Logo - a needle, thread and circuitry

The theme for the Fashion Tech Hackathon changes every year and is traditionally presented at the opening ceremony. This year we are continuing with a virtual hackathon (and given the state of the world) and we believe the 2022 theme should embrace the idea of transformation giving how our world has transformed since the inception of the pandemic. The theme title is TRANSFORM (and it is purposefully a multilayered word - open to interpretation and exploration). We currently have 3 challenge streams with awards tied to the TRANSFORM theme and look forward to how the students pair fashion and technology to innovate and address them.

A full list of Awards, Winners, and Projects for FTH 2021 can be found on the Devpost site here.

 

Challenge Stream Prompts

EXPERIENCES

How can we transform experiences? What sort of experience are we seeking that can create a greater connection between ourselves and the greater good? This can relate to a multitude of things such as physical health, play, mental health, self-expression, fashion, and other transformational experiential activities.

WEARABLES + OBJECTS

How can we harness change into a tangible form? In what way can existing objects be modified for an ever-changing world? What should exist that doesn’t already and has the capability of evolving? How can fashion and technology transform?

COMMUNITY + SPACES

How can we rethink our environment and spaces we exist in? With the current societal changes, what opportunities do we have to be thoughtful of what a community is. How do we use transformation to create our own semblance of community?