Aurélie Mossé

PhD, enseignant chercheur, designer Co-coordonnatrice du groupe de recherche Soft Matters

Aurélie Mosse, PhD, is a design-led researcher, professor and consultant in material futures. She works at the intersection of textile design, architecture and new materials/technologies with a focus on exploring how they can inform more resilient and poetic perspectives of inhabitation, including working for the shaping of more sustainable creative industries. Professor in the Textile design & material department of Ecole des Arts Décoratifs at master level, her pedagogy is focused on the introduction to design-led research and to new materials/process in the light of sustainable challenges through the lense of a textile, material and finishing sensitivity.

In 2015, she co-founded the Soft Matters research group at Ensadlab, Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, supporting the emergence of the first generation of French textile/fashion design-led PhDs while piloting research in the area of active materials, biodesign, digital crafting and soft actuators. She is currently the principal investigator of ImpressioVivo, the first JCJC grant of the French National Agency for Research (ANR) ever attributed to a school of art and design for a practice-based project, looking at the 3D printing of biocircular materials informed by bacteria. She is also a beneficiary of the EU-funded MSCA doctoral network SOFTWEAR focused on soft actuators for wearables and exoskeleton, where she additionally acts as a training officer. In 2019, she became an associated member of the Matters of Activity Cluster (Weaving programme) at the Humboldt University, Germany and has joined the steering committee of the Design Research Society (DRS) new Interdisciplinary Textiles Research Special Interest Group (SIG) as well as of the ArcInTex network.  At the same time, she is also leading a reflection on the issues of transgenerational transmissions materialized in the book “L’accent fantôme et autres impressions séfarades” published by Presses Universitaires de Vincennes (2023).