Karina Mose is an associate professor and head of studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.
Karina Mose’s research concerns the potential of materials. Her research projects aim in part to develop new form processes for materials (for example for concrete, plywood, felt, and light) and in part to expand their field of use.
In her work with concrete, for example, Karina Mose has developed the aspect of sustainability by experimenting with the use of various alternative waste materials as aggregates or as mould/shuttering materials. Through artistic development work, specifically form experiments and analyses, she has explored the form restrictions and development potentials that this combination of materials might confer upon the end-result. One aspect of these studies has been the development of casting techniques intended for parts of the world where wood and other commonly used shuttering materials are unavailable; another has been to establish a new expressive idiom for furniture made of concrete.
Karina Mose’s research method combines data collected from other architects’ work and from research fields outside design, such as technical/engineering research, with her own studies and experiments. The data collection and experiments take place in cooperation with masters students in the Department of Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, and the results are subsequently analysed and published, for example in the form of exhibitions.
Karina Mose is head of studies at Department 11: Architecture, Design and Industrial Form at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. In addition to offering critique at every level Karina Mose also teaches architecture and industrial design in master’s courses.
Potential of materials, concrete, plywood, aluminium, plastic, sustainability, casting technique, shuttering technique, artistic development work, architecture, industrial design