Ken Friedman
1949–

Introduction

Ken Friedman (born September 19, 1949 in New London, Connecticut) is a design researcher. He was a member of Fluxus, an international laboratory for experimental art, architecture, design, and music. Friedman joined Fluxus in 1966 as the youngest member of the classic Fluxus group. He has worked closely with other Fluxus artists and composers such as George Maciunas, Dick Higgins, and Nam June Paik, as well as collaborating with John Cage and Joseph Beuys. He was the general manager of Dick Higgins's Something Else Press in the early 1970s. In the 1990s, Friedman's work as a management consultant and designer led him to an academic career, first as Professor of Leadership and Strategic Design at the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo, then as Dean of the Faculty of Design at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Friedman is currently University Distinguished Professor at Swinburne and Chair Professor of Design Innovation Studies at Tongji University.

Wikidata identifier

Q6387644

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Introduction

Friedman became a member of the classic Fluxus group at age seventeen and was the director of Fluxus West from 1966 until 1975. Other than his American studio in New York, he also has an office in Oslo, Norway.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, art historian, composer, mail artist, painter, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500087925

Names

Ken Friedman, Kenneth Scott Friedman

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