Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Design, School of Design Strategies
Director, MFA Transdisciplinary Design
Jamer Hunt is the Director of the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program at Parsons The New School for Design. Previously, he served for seven years at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia as Director of the Masters Program in Industrial Design, a graduate laboratory for postindustrial design. In his teaching and his professional work he focuses on design as a means for exploring the politics and poetics of the everyday. His practice, Big + Tall Design, combines conceptual, collaborative, and communication design, and he is co-founder of DesignPhiladelphia an initiative to energize Philadelphia's design community and foreground the city as a laboratory for innovative design projects. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Center for Design, on the editorial board of the forthcoming journal Design and Culture. He co-hosted MIND08 with Paola Antonelli (MoMA) and Adam Bly (SEED Magazine), a conference run in coordination with the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition at MoMA. He holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology and has consulted or worked at Smart Design, frogdesign, WRT, Seventh Generation, and Virtual Beauty. His written work engages with the poetics and politics of the built environment and has been published in various books, journals, and magazines, including I.D. magazine, which published his Manifesto for Postindustrial Design in 2005. He is currently co-authoring a graphic design textbook for Thames and Hudson entitled Form Follows Context.
cultural studies,design research,graphic design,transdisciplinary design