Cameron Tonkinwise

Cameron Tonkinwise

Professor of Interdisciplinary Design, University of Technology Sydney

cameront@andrew.cmu.edu

Cameron is the Professor of Design Studies at the University of Technology Sydney. He is also the Director of the UTS Design Innovation Research Centre, incorporating the Designing out Crime Research Project. Cameron has a background in continental philosophy and continues to research what design practice can learn from material cultural studies and sociologies of technology. His primary area of research and teaching is Sustainable Design. Cameron is widely published on the ways in which Service Design can advance Social Sustainability by decoupling use and ownership – what these days is referred to as the ‘Sharing Economy.’ He has also been a strong advocate for the importance of critical practice-based design research. Cameron’s current focus, in collaboration with colleagues at CMU School of Design, and an international network of scholar-practitioners, is Transition Design – design-enabled multi-level, multi-stage structural change toward more sustainable futures.