Tony Fry

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Tony (Anthony) Fry
Era 20th- / 21st-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy Design
Main interests Design  · Ontology  · Sustainability  · Technology  · The Political
Notable ideas Sustainment, Defuturing, Futuring, Redirective practice, the age of unsettlement, The Urmadic University
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Tony Fry is a design theorist and philosopher who writes on the relationship between design, unsustainability, and politics. Fry has taught design and cultural theory in Britain, the United States, Hong Kong and Australia and holds a PhD in Cultural Studies in Design from the University of Birmingham. Fry has held positions as Adjunct Professor to the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology, Sydney and as a consultant on sustainable design to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently Professor and Convenor, Master of Design Futures Program, Griffith University, Queensland Collage of Art, contributing editor of journal Design Philosophy Papers, and Director of Team D/E/S.

Books[edit]

  • Design history Australia: a source text in methods and resources (1988)
  • Old worlds, new visions (1989)
  • Green desires : ecology, design, products (1992)
  • RUA/TV? : Heidegger and the televisual (1993)
  • Remakings (1994)
  • Waste not waste (1996)
  • A new design philosophy: an introduction to defuturing (1999)
  • Design futuring: sustainability, ethics, and new practice (2009)
  • Design as politics (2011)
  • Becoming Human by Design (2012)

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