Since August 2015, I have been Professor of New Frontiers in Design at Aalto University to develop a vision of "Designing Our Common Future". As a researcher, educator and designer, I specialize in participatory and critical practices of design. Previously in Sweden, I worked at Konstfack College of Arts Crafts and Design, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology School of Achitecture, at the national PhD school Designfakulteten, and at the Interactive Institute. Trained as a designer and architect, I have worked in design consultancies and corporate research in the US and Europe, and my PhD is in interaction design. I have led, published and exhibited widely through interdisciplinary and international research projects in the areas of sustainable development, design activism, smart materials, and interactive spaces.
Recent projects include the 'Feminist Futures' book with colleagues at KTH, ‘Utopia Now Here’ situated at the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, ‘Designing Social Innovation’ survey of projects in the US and Europe, and DESIGN ACT Socially- and politically-engaged design today (Berlin: Sternberg Press / Iaspis, 2010).
At Aalto University, I mainly teach 'Design for Government' for the multi-school MA programme in Creative Sustainability, 'Research Through Design' 2016 PhD summer school for the Department of Design, 'Intro' for new MA Design students, and 'Perspectives on Research through Art and Design' PhD course for the School of Arts. I also have a leadership role in 'Urban Studies and Planning', a new joint Master's programme between Aalto University and University of Helsinki that launches in 2017.
Since 2016, I am also a co-editor of the prominent journal Design Issues.
See my research and teaching portfolio at http://www.ramiamaze.com
See and download my publications at https://aalto-fi.academia.edu/ramiamaze
See my CV at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ramiamaze
A short selection of my publications below...