Karola Dierichs is a Professor of 'Material and Code' at Weißensee Academy of Art and Design Berlin and the Excellence Cluster 'Matters of Activity' (MoA) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Previously she has been a research associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) within the Cluster of Excellence 'Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture'. She has studied at the Technical University of Braunschweig, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and the Architectural Association (AA) in London and has graduated from the Emergent Technologies and Design Program with Distinction in 2009. She has been teaching at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, the Städelschule Architecture Class in Frankfurt and the Institute for Computational Design and Construction in Stuttgart. At the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) Karola Dierichs has conducted research on 'Granular Architectures', where she has developed designed granular materials in architecture. She has been engaged in transdisciplinary research collaborating nationally and internationally, among others with the Institute for Multiscale Simulation (MSS), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany and the Behringer Lab, Duke University, USA. She has published numerous articles in her field and lectured both within Europe and the USA. Her research on designed granular materials has been recognized with the 'Holcim Acknowledgement Award Europe 2014' and the 'materialPREIS Acknowledgement Study and Vision 2019'. Selected works have been included in the traveling exhibition 'Hello, Robot.' starting 2017 at the Vitra Design Museum, Germany and the opening exhibition 'Minding the Digital' of the Design Society in Shenzhen, China.