Pekka Korvenmaa is a professor of Design and Culture at the department of Design, Aalto ARTS. In this field he has led several research projects and teams and supervised doctoral studies in Finland and abroad as well as organized a multitude of international conferences. Korvenmaa has published extensively on Finnish architectural and design history both in Finland and internationally since 1981. His other key area is in the politics of design. There Korvenmaa has written, consulted and lectured on design related to national systems of innovation at several locations such as Iceland (2003), Rio de Janeiro (2004), Tokyo (2006), Chile (2007), Mexico City (2008) and Murcia, Spain (2010). Recently he was in the planning group of the international Research Assessment Exercise of the becoming Aalto University and 2010 he was Panel Chair in evaluating Danish design research for the Ministry of Culture of Denmark. Currently he is also Chairman of Board at Finnish Designmuseum – His most known book is Finnish Design – A Concise History (2009).