Ramia Mazé

Ramia Mazé is Professor in Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London (UAL). She holds a PhD in Interaction Design from Malmö University. Since 2016, she has been an editor of the leading scholarly journal Design Issues. Currently, Ramia’s research focuses on methods and roles of design in policy, sustainable development and just climate transitions. Over her 20+ year career, her research has spanned multiple disciplines but centres on design that is participatory, critical and politically-engaged. For example, she has researched participatory design and design for social innovation in terms of the political and power aspects of practice in particular public contexts. Pursuing these topics, she has led, published, and exhibited widely through a variety of interdisciplinary and international research projects and cultural initiatives. Methodologically, she specialises in practice-based research as well as critical and feminist epistemologies. Her research includes studies of design education and design research (doctoral) education. She has collaborated with scholars and practitioners in policymaking, sustainable development, and, in particular, futures studies.

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