Statement Making Fashion Show

Date Published: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Students from UNCC’s Rowe Arts Fab Lab and CCI Makerspace are
collaborating to run a campus-wide digital fabrication fashion show,
called “Statement Making.”  The fashion show will feature garments and
costumes made by UNCC students, community members, and professors in
fabrication facilities across campus and will be modeled by UNCC
community members.  Statement Making was created to initiate
interdisciplinary collaboration across campus and empower students to
make a statement through technology.

The Rowe Arts Fab Lab (RoFL) and CCI Makerspace house 3D printers,
laser cutters, CNC milling machines, electronics, sewing machines (for
traditional sewing, serging, and digital embroidery).  These spaces
offer regular one-on-one training sessions and hands-on workshops
tailored to various fabrication techniques.  RoFL and CCI Makerspace
foster our growing community by providing spaces for people to build
relationships through collaborations born from informal interactions
and shared interests.

In preparation for the fashion show, community members have been
stepping in to run workshop and share skills that might be helpful for
those who are participating in making a piece for the show.  Recent
workshops have included Intro to Sewing, Intro to 3D printing, Intro
to LED lighting, Intro to Digital Embroidery, and How to Sew
Electronics into Clothing,

If you would like to participate as a maker, a model, or in any other
capacity, contact Johanna Okerlund ( or Madison Kate
Dunaway (  And please do join us on April 27 6-8pm
in Belk Plaza for the show!


About the College of Computing and Informatics
The College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) is the largest and most comprehensive technology program in North Carolina, and one of the largest in the nation, offering scale and critical mass in cutting-edge research and innovation. CCI is a national leader in interdisciplinary partnerships, bridging fundamental research with critical scientific, societal, and national defense challenges. It is also the home to leading research centers and institutes, including the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Center, the Bioinformatics Research Center, the Charlotte Visualization Center, the Complex Systems Institute, and the Center for Education Innovation.  Active research awards currently total $28 Million.  @UNCC_CCI

About the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. It is the fourth largest campus among the seventeen institutions of the University of North Carolina system and the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region. Current enrollment exceeds 28,000 students, including 5,000 graduate students.


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