Hear directly from artists about the processes, ideas, and obstacles that inform their work.
The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania present a special lecture by artists Dunne & Raby, sponsored by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation Artist Residency Program.
Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby are Professors of Design and Emerging Technology at Parsons, The New School for Design, and Fellows at the Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought at The New School for Social Research (NSSR). They are also partners in the design studio Dunne & Raby.
Between 2005–2015, Dunne was professor and head of the Design Interactions program at the Royal College of Art in London. Raby was professor of Industrial Design (Studio-id2) at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna from 2011–2016. Between 2005–2015, she was Reader in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art.
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. 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).
Their 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 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.
This program is funded in part by the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.