Aurélie Mossé


Aurélie Mossé is a designer, researcher and teacher working at the cross of textile design, architecture and new technologies. Co-responsible for the Soft Matters research group, teaching across the fashion and textile design departments of ENSAD, her core research interests focus on design for an energy-active and materially smart environment, and new technologies for more resilient futures. Her approach is practice-based, always placing the prototype at the center of the process, prospective and fundamentally interdisciplinary, favoring the dialogue between design, science and industry. She has contributed to international conferences, exhibitions and publications in the area of smart materials, textile design, architecture and digital crafting.Her work explores more specifically the design of tridimensionally dynamic textiles for the home. Within “Gossamer Timescapes: designing self-actuated textiles for the home” (2015), she notably questions how self-actuated textiles can shape more sustainable cultural and poetic perspectives for smart technologies in an architectural context. This research was based on photovoltaic, electro-active and photo-kinetic technologies and relying on a series of collaboration with Philips Design Probes Team, NL, as well as the technical universities of Potsdam, Eindhoven & Copenhagen.