By introducing the main design theories of the twentieth century, Claudia Mareis outlines approaches and models that postulate an expanded notion of design, in connection with the human and technical sciences, as well as with the challenges of a changing society.
Claudia Mareis (born 1974) is a designer and researcher, specialist in 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 the Humboldt University of 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. Claudia Mareis was founding director of the Critical Media Lab from 2013–2021