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Lecture, September 5, 2018. 1:30 pm, Room 412 College Building, 2 College Street, Providence, RI 02903. In this talk Tony Fry will discuss the importance of design and the liberal arts. He will go on to suggest ways in which design understood as a form of politics will be central for building sustainable futures in radically changing times.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Liberal Arts graduate programs in Global Arts and Cultures and Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies.

Tony Fry is one of the world’s leading scholars in the philosophy of design. He is the author of over 12 books on design, social theory and cultural critique including: Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice, (2009), Design as Politics (2011), Becoming Human by Design (2012), City Futures (2014) and Remaking Cities: An Introduction to Metrofitting (2017). Fry has taught design and cultural theory in Britain, the United States, Hong Kong and Australia and holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Birmingham. He is a founder of the EcoDesign Foundation, former Professor and Convenor, Master of Design Futures Program, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, and a contributing editor of the journal Design Philosophy Papers. He currently directs The Studio at the Edge of the World at the University of Tasmania.

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Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies, NCSS, Liberal Arts Division, lecture, Global Arts and Cultures, GAC


Art and Design | Environmental Policy | Environmental Sciences | Sustainability

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