• Anthony Dunne

    University Professor of Design and Social Inquiry


    Anthony is University Professor of Design and Social Inquiry, Co-Director of the Designed Realities Studio, and a GIDEST Fellow at The New School. He is also a partner in the design studio Dunne & Raby. Between 2005-2015 he was professor and head of the Design Interactions programme at the Royal College of Art in London.

    Dunne & Raby use design to explore how alternative values, belief systems and ideals can be made tangible through the stuff of everyday life in ways that spark reflection on the kinds of worlds people wish to live in. At The New School, they are experimenting with research and teaching approaches that bring design, the humanities and social sciences into conversation through new forms of interdisciplinary imagining.

    Dunne & 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 private and public collections including MoMA, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK).


    Degrees Held:

    Anthony holds a PhD in Computer Related Design and an M.Des in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art in London, and a B.Des in Industrial Design from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland.

    Recent Publications:

    He is the author of Hertzian Tales (1999; 2005 second edition, 2002 Korean translation) and co-author, with Fiona Raby, of Design Noir (2001; republished 2019) and Speculative Everything (2013; 2015 Japanese translation, 2017 Russian and Chinese translations).

    Projects include The Placebo Project (2001), Technological Dreams Series: No. 1, Robots (2007), Designs for an Overpopulated Planet: Foragers (2010), The United Micro Kingdoms (2013), The School of Constructed Realities (2015), and An Archive of Impossible Objects (Ongoing).

    Research Interests:

    Design as a form of technological critique, speculative and fictive material cultures, the public presentation of futures, emerging technology, practice-led research, alt.worldmaking, designed realities.

    Awards And Honors:

    Anthony was awarded the Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education in 2009. In 2015 Dunne & Raby received the MIT Media Lab Award.

    Current Courses:

    Object Politics

    Object Politics

    UTransLab Designed Realities 1 (Spring 2019)

    UTransLab Designed Realities 2 (Spring 2019)