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Prof. Dr. Tom Bieling teaches Designtheory at HfG Offenbach, Designtheory and Designresearch at Zentrum für Designforschung (HAW Hamburg) and Designwissenschaft at HAWK Hildesheim. Previously Visiting professorships for design research at the University of Trento and the German University in Cairo, and Lectureships worldwide. Head of Social Design at Design Research Lab / Berlin University of the Arts (2010 - 2019), previously at T-Labs / TU Berlin (2007 - 2010). Chief Editor at since 2008, co-editor of the book series Design Meanings (Mimesis), and the BIRD Series (Birkhäuser) as part of the Board of International Research in Design. Founding member of the Design Research Network and the initiative "Design promoviert". He is a regular member of juries, research and expert committees, including the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Institute for Human, Ethics and Science, and author of numerous publications. He was elected Young Innovator of the Year by the Falling Walls consortium. His work, which has received several awards, is exhibited worldwide. Recent books: “Design (&) Activism” (Mimesis, 2019), “Gender (&) Design” (Mimesis, 2020) and “Inklusion als Entwurf” (Birkhäuser, 2019).