Fiona Raby

Fiona Raby is a partner in the design practice Dunne & Raby. Between 1995 and 2001 She jointly ran the Critical Design Unit with industrial designer Anthony Dunne in the CRD Research Studio at the Royal College of Art where she worked as a senior research fellow. She taught in Architecture from 1996-2005 where she led  ADS04 with Gerrard O’Carroll.

Projects from the Critical Design Unit include: 'Flirt', an EU-funded research project investigating location-based WAP services for mobile phones; 'Placebo', a collection of electronic objects which explore mental well-being in relation to domestic electromagnetic fields.

Recent projects from Dunne & Raby include 'Consuming Monsters:Big, Perfect, Infectious', examines a role for design in the debate about our bio-technological futures. Bioland, a hypothetical shopping centre and its products formalises this research. 'Evidence Doll’, one such product was exhibited at the Pompidou Centre, Paris 2005.

‘Designs for Fragile Personalities in Anxious Times' celebrates humans as contradictory, complex and psychologically flawed. The Huggable Atomic Mushroom is in the permanent collection, MOMA, New York. ‘Weeds Aliens and Other Stories’ is in the permanent collection at the V&A, London.

‘Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects’ was published by August/Birkhauser, 2001.

Evidence Dolls
Is this your future?
Weeds, Aliens, and Other Stories