Since August 2015, Ramia Mazé has 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, she specializes in participatory and critical practices of design. Previously in Sweden, she 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, she has worked in design consultancies and corporate research in the US and Europe, and her PhD is in interaction design. she has led, published and exhibited widely through interdisciplinary and international research projects in the areas of sustainable development, design activism, smart materials, and interactive spaces.