Prof. Dr. Tom Bieling
Tom Bieling is a design researcher. His main interest is the social and political dimensions of design and the question of what things do to us. At the Centre for Design Research at HAW Hamburg (2019-2022) he represented the professorship for design theory and research, at HAWK Hildesheim he teaches design science (since 2021), previously guest professorships at the University of Trento and GUC Cairo, as well as various teaching positions for design theory and research. At the Design Research Lab of the Berlin University of the Arts (2010-2019), he led the research cluster Social Design, among others. Previously research assistant at the T-Labs / TU Berlin (2007-2010). He is co-editor of the book series Design Meanings (Mimesis), as well as the BIRD series (Birkhäuser/DeGruyter), part of the Board of International Research in Design, and initiator of designforschung.org (since 2008). He is co-founder of the Design Research Network and the initiative Design promoviert, as well as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft. He was named Young Innovator of the Year by the Falling Walls consortium. His award-winning work is exhibited worldwide. Books (selection): "Inclusion as Design - Participatory Research on, for and through Design" ( 2019), "Design (&) Activism" (2019) and "Gender (&) Design" (2020). He has been Professor of Design Theory at the HfG since the winter semester of 2022.