Arild Berg is Professor in Artistic Research in the field design, applied art and art at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. His expertise is in product design, architectural ceramics, methods for participation and communication through the aesthetics of materiality. He has a Doctor of Art in Artistic research in Public Space, and he has a MA in Ceramic Art. He is a member of the research groups Design, Culture and Sustainability, Art in Society and the Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN). He has been Head of studies for the Bachelor Program in Product Design. He focuses on research collaboration between professional practitioners for cross disciplinary innovation. He has been Vice Dean for Research and Development at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, including the departments: Department of Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology, Department of Computer Science, Department of Art, Design and Drama and Department of Product Design. He was project leader in establishing the interdisciplinary PhD Program ‘Engineering Science’. He is the Norwegian coordinator for the Creative Europe project Craft Hub, led by Irish Carlow Craft Council.