Paris - Digital Authenticity Jorge Ayala, Repository of Postdigital Curiosities Installation, Orléans 2013 - 2014

Paris - Digital Authenticity

Digital Authenticity

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 75001, Paris

To be scheduled

Challenging the work carried out AAtelier previous workshops, Digital Authenticity will focus on the role of garment design as a novel architectural practice, in developing and processing couture concepts acting subsequently in the potential interrelations with human body.

At the head of the spring workshop, Digital Authenticity will put forward the human silhouette by transforming the frontier between garments and architecture onto a field of operation, with the urgency to connect both of these scales of design with current technological changes.

Rather than simply defining a precise digital-oriented trend as a design outcome; AAtelier will foster uncommon spatial configurations, instrumentalizing human identities performance; investigations onto material, form, skins and structure. AAtelier design methodology will involve a feedback between a set of main areas of exploration and experimentation, with the use of digital tooling and manufacturing processes.

AAtelier is consolidated today as an interdisciplinary design-research laboratory where -through digital based investigations- participants engage with the study of generative and evolutionary design strategies in body architecture. Computationally advanced techniques are implemented for the investigation of numeric processes of auto-organization and spatial formation. Outcomes will be regarded as 3dimensional diagrams which spatial, material and behavioural understanding lead to the finding of novel clothing and architectural futures. Physical processual prototyping will become an important instrument to the understanding of design- its improvement from the outset and along all phases of development.

AAtelier is today’s only cutting-edge unit in Academia worldwide focusing exclusively on novel approaches to the [fashion + architecture] emerging praxis, alternative forms for clothing, merchandising morphologies and methods of retailing.


1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application,  email for instructions to pay by bank transfer. 

2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment of £695, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required for entry to France, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting.

If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees are non refundable. 

Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.


The workshop is open to current architecture and fashion design students, phd candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Rhino or Maya, Adobe Creative Suite.


Programme Director
Jorge Ayala

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782

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