Ken Friedman, (born September 19, 1949 in New London, Connecticut) is a seminal figure in 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.
Contributions from: Vittore Baroni, Italy – Lancillotto Bellini, Italy – Bruno Chiarlone, Italy – Fernando Garcia Delgado, Argentina Klaus Peter Dencker, Germany – Luc Fierens, Belgium – Franticham, Ireland – Picasso Gaglione, USA Antonio Gomez, Spain – Klaus Groh, Germany – Mikula Luellwitz, Germany – Emilio Morandi, Italy Leo Morrissey, USA – Keiichi Nakamura, Japan – Juergen Olbrich, Germany – Benoit Piret, Belgium Guenther Ruch, Switzerland – Antonio Sassu, Italy – Fritz Sauter, Switzerland – Skooter, USA Litsa Spathi, Netherlands – Pete Spence, Australia – Carol Stetser, USA