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Tony Fry

Name  Tony Fry
Role  Philosopher
Influenced by  Martin Heidegger

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Main interests  Design  · Ontology  · Sustainability  · Technology  · The Political
Notable ideas  Sustainment, Defuturing, Futuring, Redirective practice, the age of unsettlement, The Urmadic University
Areas of interest  Ontology, Sustainability science, Political philosophy, Philosophy of design, Philosophy of technology
Philosophical era  Contemporary philosophy, 20th-century philosophy
Region  Western philosophy, Design
Books  Design futuring, A new design philosophy, Design as Politics, Becoming Human by Design, Remakings
Similar  Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard, Richard Rorty, Michel Foucault

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Tony Fry is a design theorist and philosopher who writes on the relationship between design, unsustainability, and politics. Fry has taught design and cultural theory in Britain, the United States, Hong Kong and Australia and holds a PhD in Cultural Studies in Design from the University of Birmingham. Fry has held positions as Adjunct Professor to the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology, Sydney and as a consultant on sustainable design to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is former Professor and Convenor, Master of Design Futures Program, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Tony holds a number of visiting positions, is a contributing editor of journal Design Philosophy Papers and currently principal of The Studio at the Edge of the World.


  • Design history Australia: a source text in methods and resources (1988)
  • Old worlds, new visions (1989)
  • Green desires : ecology, design, products (1992)
  • RUA/TV? : Heidegger and the televisual (1993)
  • Remakings (1994)
  • Waste not waste (1996)
  • A new design philosophy: an introduction to defuturing (1999)
  • Design futuring: sustainability, ethics, and new practice (2009)
  • Design as politics (2011)
  • Becoming Human by Design (2012)
  • City Futures in the Age of a Changing Climate (2014)
  • References

    Tony Fry Wikipedia

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