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  • Anthony Dunne, Co-Director

    Anthony joined The New School in January 2016 as Professor of Design and Emerging Technology and a Fellow at the Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography and Social Thought (GIDEST). He is also a partner in the design studio Dunne and Raby with co-director Fiona Raby. Between 2005-2015 he was professor and head of the Design Interactions programme at the Royal College of Art in London.

    He is the author of Hertzian Tales (1999, 2005, Korean edition 2002) and co-author, with Fiona Raby, of Design Noir (2001) and Speculative Everything (2013, Japanese edition 2015, Chinese edition 2016/17). Projects include Technological Dream Series, No 1: Robots(2007), Designs For An Over Populated Planet: Foragers (2010), The United Micro Kingdoms(2013), and The School of Constructed Realities (2015).

    Fiona Raby, Co-Director

    Fiona Raby joined The New School in January 2016 as Professor of Design and Emerging Technology and a Fellow at the Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography and Social Thought (GIDEST). Between 2011-2015 she was professor of Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She has taught Architecture (ads04), Computer Related Design and Design Interactions since 1995. Between 2011-2015 she was Reader in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art in London.

    She is the co-author, with Anthony Dunne, of Design Noir (2001) and Speculative Everything (2013, Japanese edition 2015, Chinese edition 2016/17). Projects include Technological Dream Series, No 1: Robots (2007), Designs For An Over Populated Planet: Foragers (2010), The United Micro Kingdoms (2013), and The School of Constructed Realities (2015).

    Dunne and Raby's work has been exhibited at MoMA in New York, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and the Design Museum in London, and is in several permanent collections including MoMA, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK).

    Dunne and Raby's work has been exhibited at MoMA in New York, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and the Design Museum in London, and is in several permanent collections including MoMA, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK). Anthony was awarded the Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education in 2009. In 2015, Dunne and Raby received the inaugural MIT Media Lab Award and in 2016 they were nominated for the Prince Philip Designers Prize.

    Carolyn Kirschner, Sawyer Design Fellow

    Carolyn Kirschner is a Sawyer Seminar research fellow, with a background in architecture and critical design. Her work explores the relationship between physical and digital space: exposing emerging conflicts and peculiarities at the interface between these two territories to develop new strategies for speculation-led design. Carolyn has worked for various international architecture practices, completed her Masters in Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London with distinction and previously attended the University of Nottingham for her undergraduate studies. She has acted as a delegate in immersive technology workshops, participated in academic conferences, and has been published in architectural press. Her work operates between theory and practice, at a range of scales and bridges diverse formats of representation.

    Research Assistants

    Corey Chao, MFA Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons School of Design

    Joonas Kyöstilä, MFA Industrial Design, Parsons School of Design

    Isabella Olivo, Global Studies, Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts

    Liam Wamba, Anthropology, Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts

    Jack Wilkinson, MFA Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons School of Design

    Yu Ling Wu, Integrated Design and Theatre, Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts

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    Designed Realities Lab
    2 West 13th Street
    Room L1012A
    New York, NY 10011
    designedrealities@newschool.edu
    212.229.8970 x4337

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