Gerrit Terstiege (40) is editor in chief of the design journal form and has worked on some seventy issues of the magazine since 1997. Since 1998 he has also been active as a teacher. He has taught at design schools in Karlsruhe, Zurich, and Basel, and in 2005 he served as visiting professor of design and media history at FH Mainz (the University of Applied Sciences, Mainz). He also sits on the executive committee of the DGTF and is a member of international design juries and the author of numerous essays for books on design and the culture of everyday life. He studied art history and German language and literature at the universities of Bochum and Berlin (FU) and design in Cologne (KISD).