Duncan Fairfax

Staff details

PositionLecturer in Design
Department Design
Email d.fairfax (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7777

Duncan Fairfax is the programme leader for the MA in Design and Environment and a director of the Prospect and Innovation Research Studio (Pi) at Goldsmiths. He is also an international research associate of the recently established design consultancy and think tank, “The Studio at the Edge of the World,” started by renowned design philosopher and sustainability theorist Professor Tony Fry. His principle areas of research and teaching cover the discourses of contemporary ecology, sustainability, environmental ethics, system and service design, innovation, leadership, and change management. His most recent work is focused on the development of a new, more ethically appropriate and responsible, understanding of the nature of the “praxis” of design, as it can be derived from contemporary sociological theories of practice, extended and embodied, or enactive theories of mind within contemporary neuroscience, and ontological theories of design.

Publications

Design

i-Soapbox
Rosenberg, Terry E.; Waller, Michael; Fairfax, Duncan; Weatherhead, Andrew; Rogers, Peter and Bagenal, Ed. 2010. i-Soapbox.

News Telescope
Rosenberg, Terry E.; Waller, Michael; Fairfax, Duncan; Weatherhead, Andrew and Rogers, Peter. 2009. News Telescope.

i-Legend
Rosenberg, Terry E.; Waller, Michael; Fairfax, Duncan; Weatherhead, Andrew; Rogers, Peter and Bagenal, Ed. 2009. i-Legend.

The Polis Project: Geo-Soapbox
Rosenberg, Terry E.; Waller, Michael; Fairfax, Duncan; Weatherhead, Andrew; Rogers, Peter and Bagenal, Ed. 2009. The Polis Project: Geo-Soapbox.

Show/Exhibition

IMAGINATION FESTIVAL - Glasgow 4-6 September 2015 "DEWEY ORGAN PROJECT" (Govanhill Baths) with Goldsmiths/ Duncan Jordanstone College/Civic Workshop
Jungnickel, Katrina; Fairfax, Duncan; ballie, Jen and Wilkie, Alex. 2015. IMAGINATION FESTIVAL - Glasgow 4-6 September 2015 "DEWEY ORGAN PROJECT" (Govanhill Baths) with Goldsmiths/ Duncan Jordanstone College/Civic Workshop. In: "IMAGINATION FESTIVAL - Glasgow 4-6 September 2015 "DEWEY ORGAN PROJECT"", Govanhill Baths, United Kingdom, 4-6 September 2015.

Mediatising public space and mediating practice: exhibition and research symposium
Waller, Michael; Rosenberg, Terry E. and Fairfax, Duncan. 2010. Mediatising public space and mediating practice: exhibition and research symposium. In: "Mediatising public space and mediating practices", Goldsmiths, United Kingdom, 27/11/2010 to 2/12/2010.

Conference or Workshop Item

AHRC ProtoPublics Project Presentation - "The Dewey Organ"
Jungnickel, Katrina; Fairfax, Duncan; Ballie, Jen and Wilkie, Alex. 2015. 'AHRC ProtoPublics Project Presentation - "The Dewey Organ"'. In: AHRC ProtoPublics Research Projects Presentation. AHRC Design Symposium, United Kingdom 25/09/2015.

Keynote Speaker: International Convergence Symposium on Design and Engineering, Kyung Hee University S.Korea
Waller, Michael and Fairfax, Duncan. 2010. 'Keynote Speaker: International Convergence Symposium on Design and Engineering, Kyung Hee University S.Korea'. In: International Convergence Symposium on Design and Engineering. kyung Hee University, Korea, Republic of 30 August 2010.

Designing Critically
Rosenberg, Terry E. and Fairfax, Duncan. 2007. 'Designing Critically'. In: Design and Social Science research seminar series. Goldsmiths, United Kingdom.

Article

Considering the hérisson (hedgehog/porcupine): Writing-designing the context essay
Fairfax, Duncan and Rosenberg, Terry E.. 2012. Considering the hérisson (hedgehog/porcupine): Writing-designing the context essay. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 5(3), pp. 343-364. ISSN 1753-5190

Conference Review of the Cltad 5th International Conference Challenging the Curriculum: Exploring the Disciplinary Boundaries in Art, Design and Media
Waller, Michael and Fairfax, Duncan. 2010. Conference Review of the Cltad 5th International Conference Challenging the Curriculum: Exploring the Disciplinary Boundaries in Art, Design and Media. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 3(2), pp. 87-88. ISSN 1753-1590

Conference Review of the Cltad 5th International Conference Challenging the Curriculum: Exploring the Disciplinary Boundaries in Art, Design and Media
Fairfax, Duncan and Waller, Michael. 2010. Conference Review of the Cltad 5th International Conference Challenging the Curriculum: Exploring the Disciplinary Boundaries in Art, Design and Media. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 3(1), p. 79. ISSN 1753-1590

Innovation in Practice: Innovative Curriculum Development
Fairfax, Duncan and Waller, Michael. 2010. Innovation in Practice: Innovative Curriculum Development. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 3(2), ISSN 1753-1590

Book Section

Cultures of change: social atoms and electronic lives. News telescope
Waller, Michael; Rosenberg, Terry E.; Weatherhead, Andrew; Rogers, Peter; Bagenal, Ed and Fairfax, Duncan. 2010. Cultures of change: social atoms and electronic lives. News telescope. In: Gennaro Ascione; Cinta Massip and Josep Perello, eds. Cultures of change: social atoms and electronic lives. Barcelona: Actar and Arts Santa Monica, pp. 82-85. ISBN 978-84-92861-14-9

Edited Journal

Material thinking Vol. 1 no 2
Rosenberg, Terry E. and Fairfax, Duncan, eds. 2008. Material thinking Vol. 1 no 2, Studies in material thinking, 1(2).

Professional Activity

GeoMedia Research Network - Position Paper. "Negentropic Apparatus: Stiegler and the Possibilities of Algorithmic Resistance"
Nocek, Adam; Pisters, Patricia and Fairfax, Duncan. 2017. GeoMedia Research Network - Position Paper. "Negentropic Apparatus: Stiegler and the Possibilities of Algorithmic Resistance".

Studio at the Edge of the World - Inaugural Research Workshop "Seeing Unsettlement"
Fry, Tony and Fairfax, Duncan. 2017. Studio at the Edge of the World - Inaugural Research Workshop "Seeing Unsettlement".

Creative Business Innovation Workshops for SMEs in London
Waller, Michael and Fairfax, Duncan. 2017. Creative Business Innovation Workshops for SMEs in London.

Innovation catalyst- 6 London Development Agency/ European Research & Development Fund Grants and one SELLLN Grant.
Waller, Michael; Fairfax, Duncan; Prime, Sian and Sheridan, Aidan. Innovation catalyst- 6 London Development Agency/ European Research & Development Fund Grants and one SELLLN Grant..