Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis is Co-Director of the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and an expert for Design as well as Cultural History and Theory. Since 2021, she has been Professor of Design and History of Knowledge at the Department of Cultural History and Theory at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her research interests include history, theory, and methodology of design in the 20th century, knowledge cultures in design, experimental design and media practices, cultural history of creativity, design, and material politics. After initial training in Graphic Design, she studied Design, Art, and Cultural Studies in Zurich, Berlin, and Linz. Research and teaching positions subsequently took her to the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, the University of the Arts Berne, the University of Basel, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge/MA, and the Vilnius Academy of Art, among others. From 2013 to 2021, she directed the Institute for Experimental Design and Media Cultures (IXDM) as well as the Critical Media Lab at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel.