FUTURE FABRICS | Working Group

Yucatan | Mexico, July 26th to August 2nd, 2024

๐Ÿงถ Makers tackling the topic of cultural preservation: Future Fabrics Mexico - Weaving Technology Into Tradition.๐Ÿ’ก

Future Fabrics, the winning Bhutan Fab City Challenge project strikes again, with a focus on the Mayan eaving and the Mexican cultural heritage.

This summer follow the Fabricademy team, the Future Fabrics group and Fab Lab Yucatan, in their immersive journey into the local tradition of weaving, while learning from the experts, and visiting craftswomen weaving communities.

Building upon the methodology developed in Bhutan, the project solutions that will be developed during the week will be oriented towards three main scopes.

  • How can we preserve traditional arts, culture & crafts
  • How do we make art and culture more accessible
  • Can we foster knowledge exchange and upgrade traditional tools?

Concretely, we seek to research and develop:

  • A downloadable digital vector pattern library of Mayan symbols
  • A second version of an educational weaving kit for kids
  • An assistive solution for the traditional back-strap loom


Makers and enthusiasts from various disciplines were invited to participate. We will soon reveal the 20 participants in the Future Fabrics working group in Mexico.


Future Fabrics Mexico is led by Fabricademy, in collaboration with Future Fabrics Group and it is hosted by Fab Lab Yucatan, in Merida.

Future Fabrics MEXICO is building upon the results of Future Fabrics Bhutan. All participants are invited to review the open and extensive documentation of Fab23 Challenge in Bhutan in order to get a better understanding and overview of the scope of the project.

Future Fabrics will be held from July 26th to August 2nd, 2024, in Fab Lab Yucatan, Merida.

More updates will be released soon. Stay tuned to find our more on our #Fabricademy social media accounts and on Fab 24 event!