Tony Fry

Tony Fry is a designer, design theorist, cultural theorist and educator working in the areas of design, sustainability, creative industries and culture. Tony is a director of sustainability consultancy Team D/E/S, Professor, Design Futures Program, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, and a contributing editor of the e-journal Design Philosophy Papers. He led the Griffith University, AusAID funded research and development project to create an academy of indigenous creative industries in East Timor. He continues the work with this project.

Tony was the founding director of the EcoDesign Foundation, Sydney (1991-2001) and formerly Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology, Sydney, (1998-2001); Honorary Research Associate, University of Sydney (1996-2001); Associate Director. University of Sydney National Key Centre of Design Quality (1991-92); Senior Lecturer in Design History and Theory, Power Institute, University of Sydney (1985-96). He has held visiting professorships, lectureships and fellowships at universities in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. Tony carries out numerous speaking engagements internationally. As a consultant Tony has worked in many areas of design, sustainability and futures for the corporate sector, professional organizations and government.

Tony is the author of nine books, has edited three, has essays in twenty collections and has over 200 published articles and conference papers. His latest book Design as Politics was published internationally in 2011, and his next book Becoming Human by Design will be published in Europe in October and in the US in December 2012.

This lecture occurred on October 29, 2012 at 5:00 om in MMCH A-14.