Hunt, Jamer


Jamer  Hunt
PhD, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Rice University
Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Design, School of Design Strategies, Parsons School of Design

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Areas of Expertise:
Designing the public realm, critical and conceptual design, transdisciplinary design, industrial design, design and society
Jamer Hunt collaboratively designs open and flexible programs that respond to emergent cultural conditions. He is the founding director (2009-2015) of the graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design and Visiting Design Researcher at the Institute of Design in Umea, Sweden. With Paola Antonelli at the MoMA he was co-creator of the award-winning, curatorial experiment Design and Violence (2013-15), a multi-platform project that generated an internet exhibition, public debates, educational projects, and a book. Design and Violence explores the relationships between creation, destruction, design and everyday experience. Together, they have also collaborated on MIND08: The Design and Elastic Mind Symposium (2008) and Headspace: On Scent as Design (2010). His practice, Big + Tall Design, combines conceptual, collaborative, and communication design, and he is co-founder of DesignPhiladelphia, now the largest city-based design festival in the US. He is a Fast Company Expert Design Blogger and Huffington Post Blogger, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Center for Design, the Editorial Board of the journal Design and Culture, the Board of Directors of the Victor Papanek Foundation, and on the Icograda Design Education Manifesto Steering Committee. He has consulted or worked at Smart Design, frogdesign, WRT, Seventh Generation, and Virtual Beauty.

Courses Taught:

    • Design and Ethnography
    • Collab: Supernormal Futures (with Fiona Raby)
    • Thesis Preparation (Transdisciplinary Design)
    • Professional Communication (Transdisciplinary Design)
    • Intensive 1,2 (Transdisciplinary Design)
    • Design 4: Information Design (Design and Management)
    • Transdisciplinary Seminar 1 (Transdisciplinary Design Graduate Program)
    • Projects Studio 1 (Transdisciplinary Design Graduate Program)
    • Collab: Critical Experiments in the Smell of Space and Time (Integrated Design)
    • Designing Cultures (Integrated Design)
    • Design 3: Visual Organization and Information Design (Design and Management)

Recent Publications:
“Manifesto for Postindustrial Design,” I.D. magazine (December 2005)

2011 “Nervous Systems and Anxious Infrastructures”
Catalog essay for exhibition Talk to Me
Museum of Modern Art: New York

2010 “Prototyping the Social: Temporality and Speculative Futures at the Intersection
of Design and Culture”
Design Anthropology, Alison Clark ed.
New York/Wien: Springer Verlag

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