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Research interestsTextile Futures, Shape-Changing Materials and Light-Responsive Textiles, Energy-active and Materially Smart Design,  Resilient futures,  Behaving Architecture, Architectural Textiles, Home as a context of thinking and making, Design-Science collaborations

Profile – Aurélie Mossé is a  French- Swiss designer-researcher and teacher working at the intersection of textile, architecture and smart technologies. She has recently completed a practice-based and design-led PhD exploring the design of self-actuated textiles for the home in the double context of CITA (Centre for IT & Architecture) Royal Danish Academy of Fines Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen and TFRC (Textile Futures Research Centre), Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. This research investigates how the design of three-dimensional dynamic textiles can contribute to a domestic culture in which technology cultivates a relationship of interconnectivity with nature. Underpinned by photovoltaic, electro-active and light responsive polymers technologies, it has resulted in various collaborations with Technical Universities such as Postdam (Germany), TUe (Eindhoven) or DTU (Denmark) as well as with the Philip Design Probes team, Eindhoven (Netherlands).

Since October 2012, Aurélie is sharing her expertise in different school contexts: primarily within ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris) but also at Parsons Paris and ENSCI (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle).  She holds a MA in Design for Textile Futures from Central St Martins, London and a BA in Surface, Material and Textile Design from ESAA Duperré. She is also a founding member of the London-based textile design lab Puff & Flock.