University Professor of Design and Social Inquiry
Fiona Raby is University Professor of Design and Social Inquiry at The New School, Co-Director of the Designed Realities Lab, and a GIDEST Fellow. Between 2011-2015 she was professor of Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She has taught Architecture (ads04), Computer Related Design and Design Interactions since 1995. Between 2011-2015 she was Reader in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art in London. She is also a partner in the design studio Dunne & Raby.
At The New School, she is 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.
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).
Fiona holds a MPhil in Computer Related Design and an MA in Architecture from the Royal College of Art in London, and a BA in Architecture from Birmingham School of Architecture, UK.
She is the co-author, with Anthony Dunne, of Design Noir (2001) and Speculative Everything (2013, Japanese 2015, and Chinese 2016/17).
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).
In 2015 Dunne & Raby received the inaugural MIT Media Lab Award and in 2016 they were nominated for the Prince Philip Designers Prize.
Concept Work & Materialization
UTransLab Designed Realities 1 (Spring 2021)
UTransLab Designed Realities 2 (Spring 2021)