Anthony Dunne is Professor of Design and Emerging Technology at Parsons, The New School for Design, a Fellow at the Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought (GIDEST), The New School for Social Research (NSSR), and 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 as a medium to stimulate discussion and debate amongst designers, industry and the public about the social, cultural and ethical implications of existing and emerging technologies. At The New School they are experimenting with research and teaching platforms that use design as a catalyst for a form of interdisciplinary imagining that synthesizes social and political thought, world-making, and emerging technology—a sort of ‘many worlds lab’ dedicated to sustaining the idea of multiple possibilities in the face of an increasingly monolithic worldview of our technological future.
Anthony is the author of Hertzian Tales (1999, 2005) and co-author, with Fiona Raby, of Design Noir (2001) and Speculative Everything (2013, Japanese version 2015). 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 & 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 & Raby received the inaugural MIT Media Lab Award and in 2016 they were nominated for the Prince Philip Designers Prize.