Microbiologic textile futures (2018)

A 6-weeks workshop collaboration with WAAG’s textile lab, Amsterdam for Ensad textile design master students

Students explore by groups of two the potential of microbiology for the development of more sustainable textile concepts, processes and outcomes. By learning how to produce colours from bacteria and investigating how materials such as kombucha or mycelium leather can be grown, they will question and explore the  design opportunities and constraints offered by these microbiologically produced substances for the expansion and renewal of the textile industry.

Pedagogic team :

  • Aurélie Mosse, Jean-François Bassereau, ENSAD
  • Ista Boszhard, Cecilia Raspanti, WAAG

E-textiles (2017)

A 2-weeks workshop collaboration with Maurin Donneaud for Ensad textile design master students 

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Developed from 4 till 15th of December within the framework of the « new know-how » course (textile & matter department), this workshop aims at introducing master students to the design of electronic textiles by a combination of lectures, practical exercices (Arduino programing, designing & crafting conductive textile circuits etc.), and a final phase of individual creation and appropriation delivered as a e-textile prototype.

Pedagogic team :

  • Maurin Donneaud, Datapaulette
  • Aurélie Mosse, ENSAD

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Textilised Atrium (2017)

A 5-weeks workshop collaboration with the architectural agency SCAU, Paris for Ensad textile design master students 


From the Atrium, the future library of the Montpellier University of Letters imagined by SCAU, students explore  of how self-actuated textiles can take in charge the most ephemeral and evolving part of architectural temporalities: thermal comfort, personalization of spaces and ambiences, more virtuous integration of innovation cycles and of their obsolescence, contribution to visual, olfactive, acoustic comfort, reduction of the energetic consumption of the building.

For further information about the collaboration, please visit this dedicated website: https://www.scau-ensad.com

Pedagogic team :

  • Aurélie Mosse, Jean-François Bassereau, ENSAD
  • François Gillard, Eric de Thoisy, SCAU