Arild Berg is Professor in Artistic Research in the field design, applied art and art. 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. Arild Berg is also Professor II at Dpt. of Art, Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Fields of study
Architecture and design Industrial and product design Education
Action research Collaboration across the curriculum User participation Contemporary art Art in public space Art Artistic research Architectural ceramics Technology of health
Brazil Canada Finland United Kingdom Norway
Publications and research
Risnes, Martha; Korostynska, Olga; Mirtaheri, Peyman; Berg, Arild (2023). The role of human experience when making sense of brain monitoring: an interdisciplinary case study to assess wearable, non-invasive, brain-monitoring devices for rehabilitation. Journal of Responsible Innovation .
Berg, Arild; Hoel, Mona Johanne; Kielland, Elise; Lothe, Linda Jansson; Swang, Mimi
Dogma Film and Ceramic art: The Case of ‘Blue Collar – White Collar’.
Nordic Journal of Art and Research (A & R)
Berg, Arild; Carella, Alfredo Raúl; Lysebo, Marius; Nielsen, Liv Merete (2021). Sustainability in professional education Gap between strategy and program plans?. FormAkademisk - Forskningstidsskriftet for design og designdidaktikk . Vol. 14.
Berg, Arild; Jacobsen, Nina Olkowska
A Tool for Promoting Intrinsic Motivation in Teams: A Case Study of Participants’ Motivation During a Design Project.
Grierson, Hilary; von Bohemia, Erik; Buck, Lyndon (Ed.).
DS 110: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2021), VIA Design, VIA University in Herning, Denmark. 9th -10th September 2021. Section: Research in Design and Engineering Education Practice.
The Design Society.
Berg, Arild; Carella, Alfredo Raúl; Lysebo, Marius; Nielsen, Liv Merete (2021). Bærekraft i profesjonsutdanninger. Gap mellom strategi og programplaner?. FormAkademisk - Forskningstidsskriftet for design og designdidaktikk . Vol. 14.
Berg, Arild; Sandtrø, Tengel Aas; Güler, Evin; Carella, Alfredo Raúl; Norvalls, Mali; Haugen Thor, Jenny Helene; Lysebo, Marius (2020). Designing an interdisciplinary course in a makerspace towards collaborative creativity for a sustainable society. FormAkademisk - Forskningstidsskriftet for design og designdidaktikk . Vol. 13.
Pavel, Nenad; Medola, Fausto Orsl; Berg, Arild; Brevik, Birger
Multistable Technologies and Pedagogy for Resilience: A Postphenomenological Case Study of Learning by 3D printing.
Design and Technology Education: An International Journal
Berg, Arild; Gulden, Tore; Yazidi, Anis; Mirtaheri, Peyman (2019). Health promoting experiences in urban green space: A case study of a co-design toolkit based on feedbacks from fNIRS, IoT and game probes. Meyer, Jochen (Ed.). PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI 2019 Other Years PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI 2018 PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI 2019 Ethics and Malpractice Statement Back to CORE PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. Demos and Posters.
Groth, Camilla; Berg, Arild
Co-creation in professional craft practice.
Storni, Christiano; Leahy, Keelin; McMahon, Muireann; Lloyd, Peter; Bohemia, Erik (Ed.).
Proceedings of DRS 2018 - Volume 4. Section 14. Experiential Knowledge. p. 1624-1644.
Design Research Society.
Lyche, Wenche; Berg, Arild; Andreassen, Kristin
Parametric Design Thinking about Digital and Material Surface Patterns.
Bohemia, Erik; Kovacevic, Ahmed; Buck, Lyndon; Childs, Peter; Green, Stephen; Hall, Ashley; Dasan, Aran (Ed.).
Proceedings of E&PDE 2018 - 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Diversity or Conformity, Dyson School of Engineering, Imperial College, London. 6th - 7th September 2018. Section: Creativity and Innovation in Design and Engineering Education. p. 306-311.
The Design Society.
Berg, Arild (2014). Artistic Research in Public Space: Participation in Material-based Art. ISBN: 978-952-60-5602-9. 256 p.
Berg, Arild (2023). Craft Hub - Creative Europe. A Material Library online. Closing Conference at OsloMet. CRAFT - Decoding Ceramics. Erasmus+. Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo..
Craft Hub - The Craft Library.
Berg, Arild (2022). Panelsamtale: Arild Berg, Venke Aure, Camilla Eeg-TVerbakk og Ingeborg Stana: Artistic and Art Based Reserch Methods. Launch, special issue of the scientific Nordic Journal of Art and Research on Artistic and Art Based Reserch Methods. Nordic Journal of Art and Research.
Berg, Arild (2022). Visuell og kunstnerisk forskningsmetode. Launch: Special Issue on Artistic and Art Based Research Methods. Nordic Journal of Art and Research.
Berg, Arild (2022). Om medvirkning i kunstforskning. Seminar: Medvirkning og medforskere. Forskergruppen Media Practice, OsloMet.
Jacoby, Julia Miriam Andrea; Berg, Arild; Pavel, Nenad; Hebrok, Marie
'Design research initiatives from OsloMet’.
Design Days, New European Bauhaus, EU. European Regions Research and Innovation (Errin.eu).
Out of the Blue.
A New Language.
Berg, Arild Skarsfjord
Ceramic practice in health research – making public art in a hospital (Keynote).
IAC 2021 CONFERENCE – ON THE EDGE. IAC 2021 CONFERENCE – ON THE EDGE. ONLINE 22.-23.9.2021. International Academy of Ceramics.
Berg, Arild; Østensen, Vera
Kreativt Europa og Horisont Europa. Craft Hub – et europeisk nettbibliotek om kreativitet, i sesjon: Kreativt Europa, Erasmus+ og Horisont Europa. Samarbeid mellom OsloMet, Høgskolen på Vestlandet, Norsk kulturråd, Norges forskningsråd og Direktoratet for høyere utdanning og kompetanse.
Kultur over grenser. Norsk kulturforum.